The thing with Lin-Manuel doing the Loud Hailer in Les Mis made me wonder how many other examples there are of performances like that, where a celebrity/well-known person does a cameo for one performance. The only others I can think of are:
-Mel Brooks as the Judge in The Producers
-Jason Alexander as the Doctor in Fish in the Dark
But I'm sure there must be others!
I'm pretty sure it was on The tour, but Dick Van Dyke did a one night cameo as a bank worker in Mary Poppins.
Judi Dench was in Les Miz once, too. http://www.contactmusic.com/judi-dench/news/dench-cameos-in-les-mis
Ellen Degeneres played the nurse in "Promises, Promises".
Guillermo(fron live with jimmy Kimmel) in Aladdin. The view host in wicked. The bachelorette(?) in Aladdin. Whoopi in the lion king.
Michael Strahan (former NFL player, sports commentator and co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael) was in a single performance of Kinky Boots.
NY Mayor John Lindsay did a cameo in "Seeasw" in the 70's, stepping in for the first number ("My City"for John Gavin, who looked very similar.
Patti LuPone played the crone in the 30th anniversary performance of Les Miz
Meredith Vieira in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
James Corden as "fop #2" at the Phantom Of The Opera Restaged tour
That but will always be one of my favorites on late night history. I love his reaction when he says he has a tony
A1st said: "I'm pretty sure it was on The tour, but Dick Van Dyke did a one night cameo as a bank worker in Mary Poppins.
It was in Los Angeles; Mr. Van Dyke reprised his role as "Mr. Dawes Senior."
I remember hearing that Whooppi Goldberg joined the cast of the "Lion King" for one night.
MannPhan24601 said: "James Corden as "fop #2" at the Phantom Of The Opera Restaged tour http://youtu.be/76zXQfOCmGc"
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