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BroadwayWorld's 2015 Valentine's Day gift to you, the 9th 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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John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation
"Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Jessie Mueller - Beautiful, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, On a Clear Day
There's too many! Solo? Duet? Ok, one of the coolest (and toughest, in my opinion) is 'If I Loved You' from Carousel.

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.

Jackie Hoffman - The Addams Family, Xanadu, Hairspray
I wrote a love song for my husband called "Can I Say F**k in Front of Your Parents?" It doesnt get anymore romantic than that.

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.

Christopher Sieber - Matilda, Pippin, Spamalot, La Cage Aux Folles
Jule Styne's "Time After Time". I love his songs. It's such a lovely sentiment.

Mark-Linn Baker - On the Twentieth Century, You Can't Take it With You
“Till There Was You” from The Music Man

Dee Hoty - Gigi, Bye Bye Birdie, Mamma Mia!, Footloose
My FAVORITE is from The Golden Apple, by Jerome Moross and John LaTouche—"It's the Going Home Together." I have loved this duet since the day I heard it, and if I ever got married again, would have it sung at my wedding!

Howard McGillin - Gigi, Sunday in the Park With George, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden, The Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes
I'd have to say my favorite love song from a musical has to be "I'll Tell The Man in the Street." It's an old Rodgers and Hart song from I Married An Angel. Not only did I record it for my solo album, but I never get tired of singing it whenever I do a cabaret.

Andrew Rannells - The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys
'If I Loved You' from Carousel. A perfect, perfect love song. Or 'The Next Ten Minutes' from Last Five Years. Also pretty damn perfect.

Brooke Shields - Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Chicago, Grease, Leap of Faith
"I Believe My Heart" from The Woman in White.

Jackie Hoffman - On the Town, The Addams Family, Xanadu, Hairspray
I think it’s called “Make Believe” from Show Boat. Its just pretty.

Cameron Mackintosh - The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Song and Dance, Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins
"Some Enchanted Evening" from SOUTH PACIFIC.

Nikki M. James - Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon, All Shook Up
'One Hand, One Heart' from West Side Story

Scarlett Johansson - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A View From The Bridge
"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" from MY FAIR LADY.

Barry Manilow - Harmony, Music & Passion, Copacabana
"My Heart Is So Full Of You" by Frank Loesser from the musical THE MOST HAPPY FELLA.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family, On the Town, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The most romantic song ever written is "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp", but we are talking BROADWAY so... My favorite song ever written also happens to be the song that I think is the most romantic broadway song ever written: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" by Rodgers and Hart from PAL JOEY. Ella Fitzgerald's version of it puts me over the moon. I will never get tired of it.

Lea Michele - GLEE, Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Ragtime
"Say It Somehow" from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is by far the most romantic Broadway song!

Christopher Sieber - Matilda, Pippin, La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek, Spamalot, Into The Woods
It changes, but right now it's "Song on The Sand" from La Cage.

Stephanie J. Block - The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, 9 To 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked Tour, The Boy From Oz
"Unusual Way" from NINE. It touches me to the point of tears. The song has no gimmicks, per say. It's just a true expression of someone loving someone so much. It's almost like they are trying to find the words...I think it's brilliant and honest without any tricks. There aren't many musical theatre love songs with that much purity especially when taken out of context from the show. "Unusual Way" has that purity...I just love it!


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