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BroadwayWorld's 2016 Valentine's Day gift to you, the 10th Annual "What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?" brings you over 1000 of the biggest stars, industry professionals, and personalities from across the globe.

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Zachary Levi - She Loves Me, First Date
I don't know if it's exactly a love song, but I love the song "Worlds Apart" from Big River. I mean, it's kind of a friendship love song, but it's more like a bigger concept. That whole show, that whole score is so incredible. I would go with that as my favorite.

Cynthia Erivo - The Color Purple
“Fools Fall in Love” from Smokey Joes Cafe.

Norm Lewis - Cabin in the Sky, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables
Even though it was a tragic song that I did in Side Show, people keep asking me a lot of times to sing that at weddings, "You Should Be Loved." Also, "The Music of the Night." It's actually a beautiful song. It's a little more sexy than love long. "I Believe My Own Eyes," from Tommy, I mean, come on. There's a lot great stuff that I've been able to sing. Even Miss Saigon, that tragic love story, with "Sun and Moon." It's hard to pick.

Phillipa Soo - Hamilton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
"Do You Love Me?" From Fiddler on the Roof. It is one of the scariest things one can ask another person. It is brave and vulnerable. It makes your heart strings pull and your stomach drop. That song shows a different kind of love than the ones we usually see on Broadway. There is something beautiful about how unsatisfying Golde's answers are. But then at the end they say "After 25 years it's nice to know" we have a little glimpse of their deep love for each other. *sigh*

Beth Malone - Fun Home, Ring of Fire
"You Were Meant for Me" Singin' in the Rain. That scene on the ladder. I mean, a sound stage, wind machine, Bob Mackie costumes... forget it. Not to mention Gene (most beautiful man to ever have lived) Kelly. And scene.

Steven Pasquale - The Robber Bridegroom, The Bridges of Madison County
"Loving You," by Stephen Sondheim, pretty great. "Loving you is not a choice it's who I am," that guy writes good lyrics.

James Barbour - The Phantom of the Opera, A Tale of Two Cities, Assassins
I think "If Ever I Would Leave You" is to me the quintessential love song. Especially, you can take it out of context- but within that context, I just think it covers all the bases.

Laura Benanti - She Loves Me, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, The Secret Garden
Well, it's funny because my dad, Sal, his birthday is on Valentine's Day, so we call it "Sal-entine's Day," and his favorite song is "The Impossible Dream."

Kristin Chenoweth - On the Twentieth Century, Promises, Promises, The Apple Tree, Wicked, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
There are many by Rodgers and Hart that I love. I was in Babes In Arms at the Guthrie and I loved "Everything I've Got Belongs to You." I think it says a lot about who I am. With all of the fights, the good times, bad times, fun times, throwing plates, and crying fits...everything I have is yours. To me, that's true love, though maybe in my twenties I would have chosen a differnt song!

Jessie Mueller - Beautiful, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
"If I Loved You" because it's so beautiful and complex.

Anthony Rapp - If/Then, Rent, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
It's probably obvious, but it's true: "I'll Cover You" from RENT.

Gavin Creel - She Loves Me, The Book of Mormon, Hair, Godspell
You know, I think I'm just gonna say "Will He Like Me?" It's so beautiful, the lyrics are so beautiful and so stunning. It hovers in a place of not knowing whether or not it os or isn't gonna happen. I think that possibility and that hope of love. that's what it's all about.

Adam Kantor - Fiddler on the Roof, Avenue Q, Rent, The Last Five Years
There are too many to name. I've had the good fortune of singing some great ones like "Next Ten Minutes" from Last Five Years or "Perfect For You" from Next to Normal, and of course, "Miracle of Miracles" from Fiddler on the Roof. Happy V-Day X

LaChanze - Cabin in the Sky, If/Then, The Color Purple
One of my favorite Broadway musical love songs is "What About Love" from The Color Purple, because it's not the typical love stpry. We hear so much about love stories between men and women, even men and men, but this is a love story between two women, and I just love that. And it can be any two people that are in love, but the fact that it is two women singing to each other, what about our love and the importance of it. Even as I think about it I get chills. It's such a moving song, moving piece of music.

Danielle Brooks - The Color Purple
“I Got Love” from Purlie.

Jason Robert Brown - Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years
"Baby Got Back." It's an oldie but a goodie. "My anaconda don't want none unless it's got buns hun." That's love to me.

Carolee Carmello - Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Scandalous, Sister Act, The Addams Family
My favorite Broadway love song has to be "All the Wasted Time" from Parade. Musically, it's soaring and gorgeous. And even more beautiful is the lyrical story it tells about Lucille and Leo finding their true love for each other after years of marriage.

Laura Michelle Kelly - Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof
"I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face" from My Fair Lady. It's so wonderful to see how a stubborn angry man can learn to be moved, tender and humbled in the face of Love. Even though the word love is not mentioned once, we as the audience all know how much he loves this wild cat he taught to be a Lady! And in my mind he never wants to live without her from that day.

Jeremy Jordan - The Last Five Years, Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages, West Side Story
Probably "Maria" from West Side Story. Getting to sing it was the most amazing thing ever. It's such a beautiful song and it's so singular in thought.

Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Nightclubs, Television, Films, Concerts, Recordings, Director, Activist
The first song that comes to mind is Rodgers & Hammerstein's "If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL. It's just about the most perfect love song written for the theater. I admire the intelligence of the lyric's premise -- two people each too shy to express their love, so they couch their true feelings in the form of a question, and then pretend it hardly matters...when of course they know it does. With its heart swelling melody, it never ceases to touch people. A few years ago during my last concert tour I loved singing Maury Yeston's "Unusual Way" from NINE. It's about those kinds of relationships where love isn't easily defined.

Anna Chlumsky - You Can't Take It With You, Living on Love
It probably sounds a bit cynical, but "Being Alive" is my favorite. Its the truth of what it can mean to be in a relationship and to love someone.

Victoria Clark - Cinderella, Sister Act, The Light in the Piazza
"Ten Minutes Ago" from Rodgers and Hammerstien's Cinderella. A classic Richard Rodgers waltz and a surprising lyric by Hammerstein (who else would think of "My head started reeling, You gave me the feeling the room had no ceiling or floor...") As sung by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana and danced by our cast in a beautiful scene choreographed by Josh Rhodes, it has become my favorite romantic moment from any show. And I get to see it from five stories up in the fly space.

Kelli O'Hara - The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza
One of them has to be "Love to Me" from The Light in the Piazza. I love it because he didn't know how to say it to her, but he's saying 'I love you because you don't know you're lovable.'

My favorite, most romantic Broadway love-song ever is "Some Enchanted Evening." In addition to the gorgeous melody and orchestration, the lyrics are so beautifully pure and romantic. It's about love at first sight, that unexplainable feeling of finding true love from across a crowded room. It makes cry almost every time I hear it.

Tyne Daly - It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Master Class, Gypsy
"My White Knight" from The Music Man. I love the lyric "And I would like him to be more interested in me than he is in himself." It touches me because it's so generous.

Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How I Met Your Mother, Company, Cabaret, Assassins, Proof, Sweeney Todd
"Love Has Come Of Age" from the JEKYLL & HYDE album with Colm Wilkinson. His voice is phenomimazing! I've always dreamed of that song being sung at my wedding, but only if Colm'll sing it himself. Probably a long shot...

Andy Karl - Rocky, Jersey Boys, Wicked, 9 To 5, Legally Blonde, Altar Boyz, Saturday Night Fever
"I Chose Right" from "BABY"...It's a gentle pop tune about the love of your life, and every time I hear it, I'm reminded that I, too, "chose right". Yes, it's cheesy but true! Props to my friend Todd Graff on the original recording...

Whoopi Goldberg - THE VIEW
"If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Danny Burstein - Cabaret, The Snow Geese, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone
"Some Enchanted Evening." It's how I felt when I first saw my wife.

John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation
"Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor

Kyle Scatliffe - The Color Purple, Les Misérables
"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific.

Stephen Trask - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rocky
“I've Got You Under My Skin”

Julia Udine - The Phantom of the Opera
I really like "Tonight" in West Side Story. You know, the enegery when you first meet someone and the excitedness that you feel.

Kelsey Grammer - Finding Neverland, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
"If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Raul Esparza - Leap of Faith, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo
Today, for some reason, I keep thinking of WITHOUT YOU from Rent. Not the happiest of choices, yeah, but there's a version that Mary Chapin Carpenter did at Jon Larson's memorial, just her voice and her guitar, that makes me weep for its beauty. It's a rainy day, longing for someone, achy song that hurts so sweetly. And I've always had a soft spot for NEW WORDS by Maury Yeston. It's a parent singing to their child. Very simple and very difficult to define love. And the love in one's family, one's home, wherever you create it, is the deepest love of all. Ask me again tomorrow. I'll have a different answer.

Teal Wicks - Finding Neverland, Wicked
My favorite Broadway love song would have to be the entire bench scene in Carousel. "If I Loved You" is such a classic romantic tune, but encased within the full orchestrated "bench scene" it is a beautiful depiction of the moment two lost souls fall in love.

My favorite Broadway love song is "If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Bernadette Peters - Follies, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Into The Woods, Song and Dance, Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway Legend
"Some Enchanted Evening" from SOUTH PACIFIC... well like the song says ....'fools give you reasons wise men never try.' Also, "Happiness" from PASSION is so in the moment when the love is happening.

Catherine Zeta-Jones - A Little Night Music
"Send in the Clowns" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Paige Davis - Chicago, Boeing-Boeing, Beauty and the Beast
"My Cup Runneth Over" from I Do, I Do. I think those lyrics really typify how couples in long relationships feel.

Patrick Page - The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Casa Valentina, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast
"If I Loved You." I love how they dance around the idea that it's a love song, but they're both denying that they're in love.

Chita Rivera - West Side Story, Chicago, Kiss of a Spider Woman, Nine, Bye Bye Birdie, Broadway Legend
"Only Love" from ZORBA by Kander & Ebb. I love it because of the simplicity of the lyrics and the beautiful melody.

Brian Stokes Mitchell - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Mail
I love "How Long Has This Been Going On?" from FUNNY FACE. Slightly more than 100 words. Beautiful melody, great simple, spare lyric that says loads about truly falling in love for the first time. One of the most sensual songs ever written. Makes me want to have a cigarette after I sing it. And I don't even smoke!

Rose Hemingway - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
I think its a tie for me between "A Quiet Thing" from Flora and the Red Menace - its so simple and sweet and perfect - and "All the Wasted Time" from Parade. Its just such an honest and tragic love song. I'm a huge sucker for the tragedy, and what a beautiful melody!

Carly Simon - Singer/songwriter: Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Legend
"Something Wonderful" from THE KING AND I by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is the choice of the hour, because if you got me closer to the morning or the evening, it might be something else. But I keep referring to this one in my mind because it is the ultimate song of compassion. Anna sings it about the King of Siam, with all his self-obsessed and insecure ways. Even so, he is shocked out of self-absorbsion and his so oft rehearsed kingly 'performance' into a deeply, humanly compassionate and likely unselfconscious moment. The melody of the song is plenty, but it is the words that make me love everybody, for their humanity in its tiniest details.

"Do You Love Me" from Fiddler On The Roof. But I've been married a long time. If you asked me 40 years ago, I would have said "On The Street Where You Live."

Douglas Carter Beane - Cinderella, Sister Act, Xanadu
"When She Smiles" from Lysistrata Jones; because when I heard Lewis Flinn sing it for the first time, I fell in love with him all over again.

Susan Boyle - International Singing Sensation
"Music of the Night" from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

William Ivey Long - Cinderella, Leap of Faith, 9 to 5
“Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” from Cinderella – though I prefer the second verse, “Do I love you because you’re wonderful, or are you wonderful because I love you." I feel all soft and mushy and then I go ‘Ahhh’ and then I cry.

Nick Jonas - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. I love the melodies in the song. I feel like the music compliments the acting and the story line in a truly remarkable way.


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