Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt

BarnabyTucker Profile PhotoBarnabyTucker Profile Photo
BarnabyTucker
Chorus Member
joined:10/12/16
Chorus Member
joined:
10/12/16
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#1
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:02pm

I've been on both a GREY'S ANATOMY and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC kick lately.  Naturally this lead me to thinking; Sandra Oh would make a phenomenal Desiree Armfeldt.  I can't see her headlining a Broadway revival, but I'd love to see her take on the role in a regional production.

Who are your dream picks for Desiree?  :)

gypsy101 Profile Photogypsy101 Profile Photo
gypsy101
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/22/13
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#2
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:09pm
Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett
"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."
Jordan Catalano Profile PhotoJordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/9/05
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#3
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:12pm
Donna Murphy
TotallyEffed Profile PhotoTotallyEffed Profile Photo
TotallyEffed
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/07
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#4
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:33pm

Cate Blanchett.

imeldasturn Profile Photoimeldasturn Profile Photo
imeldasturn
Broadway Star
joined:12/8/14
Broadway Star
joined:
12/8/14
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#5
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:38pm

Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz or Janet McTeer

Updated On: 6/24/20 at 07:38 PM
Brave Sir Robin2 Profile PhotoBrave Sir Robin2 Profile Photo
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/07
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#6
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:48pm

I'd like to add Angela Bassett to the mix, but I think Cate, Sandra, and Kate would be lovely!

"I saw Pavarotti play Rodolfo on stage and with his girth I thought he was about to eat the whole table at the Cafe Momus." - Dollypop
BarnabyTucker Profile PhotoBarnabyTucker Profile Photo
BarnabyTucker
Chorus Member
joined:10/12/16
Chorus Member
joined:
10/12/16
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#7
Posted: 6/24/20 at 7:53pm

Brave Sir Robin2 said: "I'd like to add Angela Bassett to the mix, but I think Cate,Sandra,and Kate would be lovely!"

Wow! Angela Bassett would be a dream.  I think Rue McClanahan would have killed it in her day.

ElphabaGoodman
Leading Actor
joined:4/2/10
Leading Actor
joined:
4/2/10
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#8
Posted: 6/24/20 at 8:05pm
Katrina Lenk
Jarethan
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/11
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/10/11
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#9
Posted: 6/24/20 at 8:28pm

I agree with everyone mentioned so far, with the exception of Katrina Lenk.  Maybe when she's a little older.  Don't agree at all re Rue McClanahan.  My preference: Donna Murphy.

Andres_Zayas Profile PhotoAndres_Zayas Profile Photo
Andres_Zayas
Understudy
joined:4/9/17
Understudy
joined:
4/9/17
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#10
Posted: 6/24/20 at 8:32pm
Emma Stone when she’s old enough
BCfitasafiddle
Understudy
joined:1/25/20
Understudy
joined:
1/25/20
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#11
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:06pm

Victoria Clark.

jv92 Profile Photojv92 Profile Photo
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/4/05
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#12
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:07pm

This is gonna sound like a weird answer, but someone who can't sing well, and will approach "the song" as a monologue, and not a soaring ballad. And someone who can pull off high comedy, but isn't too chilly. 

So I don't really know, but Cate Blanchett is not a bad idea. 

fosterfan2
Understudy
joined:8/7/11
Understudy
joined:
8/7/11
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#13
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:07pm

Agree with Jordan and Jarethan--Donna Murphy. She is the first person who came to my mind.

BCfitasafiddle
Understudy
joined:1/25/20
Understudy
joined:
1/25/20
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#14
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:07pm

Hmm, or. Carolee Carmello.

fosterfan2
Understudy
joined:8/7/11
Understudy
joined:
8/7/11
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#15
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:11pm

Jarethan said: "I agree with everyone mentioned so far, with the exception of Katrina Lenk. Maybe when she's a little older. Don't agree at all re Rue McClanahan. My preference: Donna Murphy."

I agree with you re Katrina Lenk; I love her,but I also think it might work better when she's a bit older. Donna Murphy is 59 or 60,and she can still pull it off. She and Katrina both look younger than they are,but I can visualize her in this.

 

rosscoe(au) Profile Photorosscoe(au) Profile Photo
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/20/05
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#16
Posted: 6/25/20 at 12:05am

Australian actor Nadine Garner was superb as Desiree in Melbourne Australia, it would be in one of my top ten live performances ever. Her Send in The Clowns was a masterclass in acting, joyous, heartbreaking, it was something special.

Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
David10086 Profile PhotoDavid10086 Profile Photo
David10086
Broadway Star
joined:7/22/17
Broadway Star
joined:
7/22/17
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#17
Posted: 6/25/20 at 12:19am
I love Donna Murphy, but afraid she’s too old for the role to have a teenage daughter.

Helena Bonham Carter would be my choice - either on stage or on screen!
Theatrefanboy1
Broadway Star
joined:8/2/15
Broadway Star
joined:
8/2/15
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#18
Posted: 6/25/20 at 7:36am
I’ve been saying for years Cate Blanchett opposite Julie Andrews. But now I’ll take Donna Murphy after her performance two months ago
AC126748 Profile PhotoAC126748 Profile Photo
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/15/06
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#19
Posted: 6/25/20 at 8:23am

For years, there were rumors that Desiree would be Emma Thompson's return to the stage. She's a bit old for the part now, but when she was the right age, she would have been perfect. She has the humor and the vulnerability needed for the part.

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
henrikegerman Profile Photohenrikegerman Profile Photo
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/29/05
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#20
Posted: 6/25/20 at 8:26am

Judy Davis, 20 years ago. 

BJR Profile PhotoBJR Profile Photo
BJR
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/12
Broadway Star
joined:
11/15/12
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#21
Posted: 6/25/20 at 11:14am

Of course, Donna Murphy would kill it. Shame there hasn't been a major production to offer it to her.

Cate Blanchett, wonderful idea.

I'll add Nicole Kidman. I think she could get the grand star, sex farce, and ultimate vulnerability all very well.

qolbinau Profile Photoqolbinau Profile Photo
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/29/08
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#22
Posted: 6/25/20 at 11:23am
Would love there to be a reunion concert with Bernadette and Lansbury. But if we are talking strictly new: Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet or Donna Murphy.
"Rose in Gypsy was like going through therapy for me. Playing Rose helped me put a lot of emotions to bed. There was so much lacking in Rose and that's why she had to prove herself through her children. [interviewer]In ways that reminded you of your mom?[/interviewer]. Let's just say the role was very interesting for me. That one was the most interesting [I've ever played]" - Bernadette Peters (2018)
bjh2114 Profile Photobjh2114 Profile Photo
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/19/06
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#23
Posted: 6/25/20 at 12:58pm

Audra

imeldasturn Profile Photoimeldasturn Profile Photo
imeldasturn
Broadway Star
joined:12/8/14
Broadway Star
joined:
12/8/14
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#24
Posted: 6/25/20 at 1:09pm

Kristin Scott Thomas too! She was scheduled to play Disirée at Théâtre du Châtelet a few years ago but she had to withdraw due to an injury and was replaced by Greta Scacchi. Leslie Caron was a fine Madame A.

fashionguru_23 Profile Photofashionguru_23 Profile Photo
fashionguru_23
Broadway Legend
joined:4/21/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/21/08
Dreamcast: Desiree Armfeldt#25
Posted: 6/25/20 at 1:34pm

Jan Maxwell would have been brilliant...like anything she ever did. Marin Mazzie would have been great. But, I do love Kate Winslet.

"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie