Michael Musto Discusses New Sylvester Musical With Sheryl Lee Ralph

Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
She looks fab! (from www.out.com)
Sylvester
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Here is a bio of Sylvester (wikipedia)
Sylvester bio
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
theeatah
Featured Actor
joined:1/31/10
I'm glad to hear about this project. Hopefully it will lead to renewed and expanded appreciation of his talent. He wasn't just a disco "diva". He did some gorgeous ballads where his Gospel background shone especially bright - e.g. Bacharach/David's "I Took My Strength from You" and LaBelle's "You Are My Friend". I also love his ballad version of "One Night Only" from Dreamgirls.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
he's a favorite of mine. Will they use his voice and lip sync, I hope?
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chanel
Featured Actor
joined:1/28/04
No. Anthony Wayne (who was in "Pippin ") sings the part live. And two women play the Two Tons of Fun (Sylvester's backup singers who became the Weather Girls).
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Anthony Wayne is amazing in this. He truly is the role and he makes it look so effortless.
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
I just finished reading a book about his life callex "The Fabulous Sylvester". A very interesting and informative read a bout his life and gay life back in the 80's.
Just give the world Love.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Seeing him live at Studio 54 was one of the most exciting nights I had back in the day.
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
Making an admission: I know next to nothing about Sylvester (I was 4 when he died). However, the performance clips I've seen Anthony do are just fabulous. He is putting every ounce of himself into this and it shows. Jacqueline Arnold and Anastacia McCleskey compliment him really well. It seems like it would be a really fun evening.

I know Anthony Wayne and his partner have spent a few years working on this project and I'm thrilled to see it actualized. Their journey with Sylvester's story is just as good,