Distinct Broadway Voices?

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Distinct Broadway Voices?#0
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:34pm
Who do you think are some distinct Broadway voices? When you hear them singing you automatically know who it is without being told.
Unique voices that stand out above the rest?

- Ethel Merman
- Carol Channing
- Gwen Verdon
- Angela Lansbury
- George Hearn
- Joel Grey
- Patti LuPone
- Ann Reinking
- Liza
- Bernadette Peters
- Bea Arthur

There are so many more.

Updated On: 12/10/05 at 06:34 PM
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#1
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:35pm
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#2
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:36pm
Chita Rivera

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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#3
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:36pm
-Kristen Chenoweth
- Nathan Lane
-Anthony Rapp

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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#4
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:37pm
-Kristin Chenoweth
- Nathan Lane
- Harvey Firestein
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#5
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:38pm
adam pascal
audra
julia murney
mary testa (my fav)
carolee carmello
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#6
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:41pm
Michele Pawk
Roxane Carrasco
Sara Ramirez
Brent Barrett
James Naughton
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#7
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:42pm
Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Raul Esparza, Julia Murney, Sutton Foster, Anthony Rapp, Bernadette Peters
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Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:45pm
It seems to me that if you are successful on Broadway then you have a distinct voice. Not many people want to write a show for performers who are unrecognizable.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#9
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:47pm
I am talking about SINGING voices.

I can name so many performers who have a great voice, but sound like the "usual" Broadway voice. This thread is for the the Broadway SINGING voices who stand out above the rest.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#10
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:49pm
-Ute Lemper
-Mary Testa
-Alice Ripley
-Janet Metz
-Donna Murphy
-Karen Akers
-Michael Cerveris
-Patti LuPone
-Emily Skinner
-Carolee Carmello
-Betty Buckley
-Liz Callaway
-Jessica Molaskey
-Faith Prince
-Alison Fraser
-Billy Porter
-Sherie Rene Scott
-Glynis Johns
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#11
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:50pm
I think Daphne Rubin-Vega has an extremely unique singing voice.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#12
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:52pm
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#13
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:55pm
Sherie and Adam.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#14
Posted: 12/10/05 at 6:59pm
"I am talking about SINGING voices"

As opposed to...speaking voices? I know what the thread meant, I was just pointing out that once a performer is worthy of being recognized, they usually have enough fans who listen to them so often that no matter what they heard they would recognize the voice. Successful performers are recognizable. That is to say, POPULAR performers are recognizable. Also, with so many huge names already mentioned on this "distinct voice" thread I don't how you would define a "usual broadway voice." Seems that the usual broadway voice is the recognizable voice.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#15
Posted: 12/10/05 at 7:04pm
Idina Menzel
Kristin Chenoweth
Adam Pascal
Nathan Lane
Raul Esparza
Harvey Fierstein (which I don't care for at all)
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Posted: 12/10/05 at 7:20pm
I'd say Raul & Adam sound sorta alike, so I wouldn't count them. Anthony also sounds like Adam at times, on different recordings, but he's got the more "unique" voice.

Sutton sounds like a normal Broadway singer, I wouldn't know her from any other person if I just heard her sing some note.

I'd say Cheno has a pretty unique voice, but I dunno if id consider her singing voice unique.

By far, my vote is for Harvey.
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Posted: 12/10/05 at 7:23pm
I actually think most performers have a distinct recognizable voice. James Barbour, Marc Kudisch, Raul Esparza, Faith Prince, Michael Cerveris, Sherie Rene Scott, Norbert Leo Butz. Many people have similarities, but I can almost always tell voices apart.
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Posted: 12/10/05 at 7:27pm
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#19
Posted: 12/10/05 at 8:42pm
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KAREN MORROW
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#20
Posted: 12/10/05 at 8:51pm
Taye Diggs
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Barbra Streisand
Mandy Gonzalez
Idina Menzel
Raul Esparza
Norbert Leo Butz
Sherie Rene Scott
Donna Murphy
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#21
Posted: 12/10/05 at 8:52pm
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#22
Posted: 12/10/05 at 8:58pm
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#23
Posted: 12/10/05 at 9:00pm
I think Audra has a pretty distinct soprano. I don't know whether it is because it is "more operatic" than most, but she doesn't sound like the traditional Broadway soprano.

Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters of course.
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re: Distinct Broadway Voices?#24
Posted: 12/10/05 at 9:10pm
The thread is about distinctive singing voices. Not singing voices you like to here.