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Jarethan
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/11
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Most Surprising Broadway Actor#26
Posted: 5/29/20 at 12:13pm

Plannietink08 said: "Katherine Hepburn in a musical about the life of Coco Chanel was incredibly surprising to read."

And she gave an incredible performance as well.  For my money, she should have won the Tony that year, but Bacall's win was a good one...should have been a tie.  In the case of Coco, Hepburn was the entire show, even if George Rose was in it and Rene A. won a (not particularly deserved) Tony.  With Applause, Bacall was not the entire show, although she was terrific.

zainmax
Broadway Star
joined:1/12/17
Broadway Star
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1/12/17
Most Surprising Broadway Actor#27
Posted: 5/29/20 at 11:23pm

amaklo said: "Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy. He was fine in a so-so play. He also sweated and spit like a pro."

I liked the play when I read it.

Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
Most Surprising Broadway Actor#28
Posted: 5/29/20 at 11:56pm

Plannietink08 said: "Katherine Hepburn in a musical about the life of Coco Chanel was incredibly surprising to read."

 

Good God, I sat through that! Listening to Hepburn sing was like listening to tin cans being dragged behind a wedding vehicle.

 

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Wick3
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/14
Broadway Legend
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8/5/14
Most Surprising Broadway Actor#29
Posted: 5/30/20 at 8:46am

Chris O'Donnell was on Broadway back in the early 2000s. That surprised me as I always associate him with movies/tv.

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AADA81
Broadway Star
joined:1/15/11
Broadway Star
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Most Surprising Broadway Actor#30
Posted: 6/6/20 at 10:00pm

Jake Gylllenhaal: A goofy nerd with a fine singing voice in 'Little Shop of Horrors; an intense artist with a wonderful singing voice in 'Sunday in the Park With George', and a wry everyman in'Seawall / A Life'.

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skies
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/12
Broadway Star
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Most Surprising Broadway Actor#31
Posted: 6/9/20 at 3:02pm

Not so much Broadway, as Broadway musicals but Anthony (Pyscho) Perkins was in two musicals,   Sondheim’s Evening Primrose and Frank Loesser’s Greenwillow.

I have the Greenewillow cast album, not bad actually....

"when I’m on stage I see the abyss and have to overcome it by telling myself it’s only a play." - Helen Mirren

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