The Best Roles in Musical Theatre

CoreyRyan3
Stand-by
joined:5/2/13
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 12:11pm
In your opinion, what are some of the best roles in Musical Theatre?

I'd say Mama Rose is somewhere near, if not at the top of my list.

(PS: I searched the board for this thread and couldn't find one.)
Nateholder
Swing
joined:4/23/14
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 01:16pm
Lola in Kinky Boots tops my list.

There's so much range in the role. I left the show knowing Billy Porter had that Tony on lock.



Also at the top are: Evita, Kim in Miss Saigon, and Sweeney.
Updated On: 5/5/14 at 01:16 PM
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 01:19pm
Lucy Schmeeler.
Queen of the Night
Featured Actor
joined:6/12/07
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 01:42pm
Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof is one of the great roles for a guy
Musicaldudepeter
Broadway Star
joined:3/18/10
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 02:23pm
Rose, Miss Adelaide and Mrs. Lovett are probably the best written roles for women

MCfan2
Broadway Star
joined:4/29/06
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:01pm
Lerner & Loewe have some great ones: Eliza and Guenevere for women, Higgins and Arthur for men. And there are some good roles in "Gigi," too. Especially among the supporting cast. (I think I'd rather play one of the older characters in "Gigi" than one of the younger ones. The older ones seem to have the most fun. )
bigbelterbaby
Featured Actor
joined:7/5/10
The Best Roles in Musical Theatre
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:07pm
well going by the Tony Awards, the most nominated/winning roles for women are :

Mama Rose - Gypsy
Anna Leonowens - The King and I
Desiree Armfeldt - A Little Night Music
Peter Pan - Peter Pan
Charity Hope Valentine - Sweet Charity
Phyllis Rogers Stone - Follies
Mrs. Lovett - Sweeney Todd
Louise - Gypsy
Marge MacDougall - Promises, Promises
The Old Lady - Candide
Fraulein Schneider - Cabaret
Sarah Brown - Guys and Dolls
Maria - West Side Story

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Updated On: 5/5/14 at 03:07 PM