ON RECORD: Brandon Uranowitz's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'The Score Just Sends Me into Another World'
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Ok, YES I'm slightly biased because I was horrendously miscast as the severely waspy Little Boy in the world premiere production. But, the score is flawless, IMHO. "Ragtime" "Journey On" "Back to Before" "Wheels of a Dream" "Your Daddy's Son" "Til We Reach that Day" "Make Them Hear You" etc. ... I mean, every song is brilliant.
Leo Frank is the first role I remember thinking I MUST play before I die. The score is sweeping and epic and just sends me into another world whenever I listen to it. That final drum sequence is f***ing perfection.
3. The Bridges of Madison County
4. Crazy For You
My dad took me to see Crazy for You seven times when I was a kid. Some days I'd wanna be Boyd Gaines, other days I'd wanna be Jodi Benson, but every day I'd wanna sing all that glorious Gershwin music. And those orchestrations can't not give you goosebumps.
5. Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd/Sunday in the Park with George/Company
I'M CHEATING AND I DON'T CARE. I can't live without Sondheim and all of these original cast albums were played until they were covered in scratches when I was young. #sorrynotsorry
His Broadway credits include: Baby, It's You! (Stanley/Murray). Nat'l Tour: RENT (dir. Michael Greif). Off-Broadway: Twelfth Night (Feste; Falstaff Award nomination). Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (Arnold; dir. Michael Kahn; Helen Hayes Award nomination); Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound at The Old Globe (Eugene; dir. Scott Schwartz). Film/TV: Stage Fright (Magnolia Pictures); "Inside Amy Schumer," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "As The World Turns." Endless thanks to Rachel and Bernie, David and the Nicolosi team. For mom, dad, Michelle, and Zach.