Fav. actress in a musical

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re: Fav. actress in a musical#26
Posted: 6/19/06 at 3:15pm
Sutton Foster - MILLIE.

Brian Stokes Mitchell - Ragtime
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re: Fav. actress in a musical#27
Posted: 6/19/06 at 3:54pm
LaChanze-The Color Purple

And if wer could include plays:
Adrianne Lenox & Cherry Jones-Doubt

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re: Fav. actress in a musical#28
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:00pm
In the past 2 years...

Sara Ramirez - Spamalot
Sara Gettelfinger - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Celia Keenan-Bolger - 25th Annual Putnam CountySpelling Bee
Beth Leavel - Drowsy Chaperone
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re: Fav. actress in a musical#29
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:08pm
Lisa Brescia - AIDA/The Woman in White
Jennifer Hope Wills - The Phantom of the Opera
Megan Hilty - Wicked
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re: Fav. actress in a musical#30
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:14pm
Elaine Paige - Sunset Boulevard


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re: Fav. actress in a musical#31
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:32pm
Antonio Banderas, NINE
Laura Benanti, NINE
Mary Stuart Masteson, NINE
Chita Rivera, NINE
Tonya Pinkins, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Michael Cerveris, SWEENEY TODD
Maneol Felciano, SWEENY TODD
Patti LuPone, SWEENEY TODD
Rebecca Luker, THE MUSIC MAN
Jackie Hoffman, HAIRSPRAY
Harvey Fierstein, HAIRSPRAY
Natasha Richardson, CABARET
Alan Cumming, CABARET
Michael Cerveris, ASSASSINS
Victoria Clark, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Matthew Morrison, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Kelli O'Hara, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Sutton Foster, LITTLE WOMEN
Louise Pitre, MAMMA MIA!
John Lloyd Young, JERSEY BOYS
Christian Hoff, JERSEY BOYS
Cyndi Lauper, THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Kelli O'Hara, THE PAJAMA GAME
Harry Connick Jr,, THE PAJAMA GAME
Daphne Rubin-Vega, RENT
Christine Ebersole, 42ND STREET
Jan Maxwell, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Ann Hampton Callaway, SWING!
Donna Murphy, WONDERFUL TOWN
Joanna Gleason, INTO THE WOODS
Bernadette Peters, INTO THE WOODS
Norbert Leo Butz, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Bernadette Peters, GYPSY
Julie Andrews, VICTOR/VICTORIA
Rachel York, VICTOR/VICTORIA
Euan Morton, TABOO
Raul Esparza, TABOO
Jeffrey Carlson, TABOO
Marla Schaffell, JANE EYRE
Bernadette Peters, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Mandy Patinkin, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Elaine Stritch, ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY
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re: Fav. actress in a musical#32
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:38pm
Patti LuPone - SWEENEY TODD(and nearly everything else she's ever done)
Sutton Foster - in anything she's ever done, but mostly MILLIE
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#33
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:47pm
JOEL GREY- Very endearing, amazing star.
HARRY CONNICK JR I really liked in in The Pajama Game. I felt like he could relate to his characters. He has a killer voice, and looks very sexy :) and of course I loved the chemistry between him and his co-star, Kelli O'Hara. He sound slike a really nice guy, and my mom says she is (seeing as she met him) so I mean, I just like him. You guys may not, but I do.
KELLI O'HARA in DUH- THE PAJAMA GAME, and although I never saw her in Piazza, I heard she was spectacular, and just hearing "The Beauty Is" by her was just... amazing, I started crying.
SUTTON FOSTER in Little Women- She made me cry, as did
LACHANZE.
CHENO AND IDINA were a nice duo, I can't pick one over the oter in WICKED.
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA in anything, because she is amazing.
VICTORIA CLARK- a phenominal actress, PIAZZA.
CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER: Boy, do I cry at a lot of musicals. THE I LOVE YOU SONG was just great in SB.
TAYE DIGGS- A very hot, amazing actor.
ANTHONY RAPP in YAGMCB. I love how down-to-earth, adn just nromal he felt onstage.
Jesse L Martin- YAY! I feel for him every time I watch him in anything, be it a movie, or LAW AND ORDER.
ZACH BRAFF- Not only is he a bona-fide stage star, he is hilarious and on SCRUBS.
NORBERT LEO BUTZ- Aww. Norbie. he's just a great singer/actor, I feel like he really jumped into the skin of his characters and crawled around in it.
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON-My god, this man is one of the funniest people ever. Every time I hear him, I smile. I like him alot.
ADAM PASCAL- What a voice. Even though I hated him in the RENT movie, he just sounds amazing in AIDA, or anything else.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#34
Posted: 6/19/06 at 4:55pm
Kevin Kline, The Pirates of Penzance
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#35
Posted: 6/19/06 at 10:36pm
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Audra McDonald
Marin Mazzie
...all for Ragtime

LaChanse..Color Purple

Victor Garber...Damn Yankees

Nathan Lane...The Producers

Jane Krakowski
Antonio Banderas
....Nine

Roger Bart...You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown **********
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#36
Posted: 6/19/06 at 10:40pm
Sheryl Lee Ralph-DREAMGIRLS
Patti LuPone- Sweeney Todd
Liev Schreiber- Glengarry Glen Ross
"Girl, this cupcake is the jumpoff"- Adriane Lenox
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re: Fav. actress in a musical#37
Posted: 6/19/06 at 11:12pm
Of the performances I saw live (in chronological order):

Donna McKechnie, A Chorus Line
Kelly Bishop, A Chorus Line
Dorothy Loudon, Annie
Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd
Nell Carter, Ain't Misbehavin'
Patti Lupone, Evita
Marilyn Cooper, Woman of the Year
Angela Lansbury, Mame (revival)
Jennifer Holliday, Dreamgirls
Loretta Devine, Dreamgirls
Arnetia Walker, Dreamgirls
Anita Morris, Nine
Julia McGirt, Dreamgirls
Florence Quivar (Serena), Porgy and Bess
Lonette McKee, Showboat
Jennifer Holliday, Sing Mahalia Sing!
Bernadette Peters, Sunday In The Park with George
Bernadette Peters, Song & Dance
Debbie Allen, Sweet Charity
Betty Buckley, Sunset Boulevard
Donna Murphy, Passion
Natasha Richardson, Cabaret
Lauren Ward, Violet
Lillias White, The Life
Julia Murney, The Wild Party
Toni Collette, The Wild Party
Tonya Pinkins, The Wild Party
Mary Testa, First Lady Suite
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
Victoria Clark, Light in the Piazza
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens




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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#38
Posted: 6/19/06 at 11:14pm
Lisa Brescia Aida
Tina Maddigan Mamma Mia!
Joe Machota Mamma Mia!
Carol Linnea Johnson Mamma Mia!
Raul Esparza Taboo
Jeffery Carlson Taboo
Amy Spanger The Wedding Singer
Allison Fischer Lestat
Harriet Foy Mamma Mia!
Meghann Dreyfuss Mamma Mia!
Louise Pitre Mamma Mia!
Eden Espinosa Wicked
Sara Ramirez Spamalot
Megan Hilty Wicked
Sherie Rene Scott Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Kelli O'Hara Dracula
Norbert Leo Butz Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Idina Menzel Wicked
Melissa Errico Dracula
Elizabeth Loyacano Dracula
Elizabeth Loyacano The Woman in White
Lisa Brescia The Woman in White
Tina Maddigan The Wedding Singer
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#39
Posted: 6/19/06 at 11:27pm
Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon
Sandra Allen, Flower Drum Song
Joan Almedilla, Les Miserables
Megan Hilty, Wicked
Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked
Sutton Foster, Les Miserables
LaChance, The Color Purple
Betty Buckley, Sunset Blvd.
Rachel York, Victor Victoria
Ivan Rutherford, Les Miserables
Robert Sena, Miss Saigon
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Color Purple
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ragtime
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life." Oscar Wilde
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#40
Posted: 6/20/06 at 4:06am
Kristin Chenoweth - Wicked
Bernadette Peters - Gypsy
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#41
Posted: 6/20/06 at 4:54am
Carol Channing - Hello, Dolly!
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: Do you think my costume looked all right for Brooks? I think he was a little amazed.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#42
Posted: 6/20/06 at 7:15am
Ruthie Henshall (duh?!)
Linzi Hateley
Sally Ann Triplett
Sutton Foster

Tim Howar
John Barrowman
Gavin Creel
Matthew Morrison
& the Billy Elliots
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#43
Posted: 6/20/06 at 7:54am
One question: do you have to have seen the actor or actress perform in the show you mention, or can it be on a recording?
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#44
Posted: 6/20/06 at 8:47am
BP in anything
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#45
Posted: 6/20/06 at 8:54am
Elaine Stritch in 'At Liberty'
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#46
Posted: 6/20/06 at 12:03pm
Yikes! Let's see...in no particular order:

Idina Menzel -- Wicked
Marin Mazzie -- Kiss Me Kate
Rebecca Luker -- Sound of Music
Susan Egan -- Beauty & the Beast
Julie Andrews -- Victor/Victoria
Bernadette Peters -- Annie Get Your Gun
Victoria Clark -- Piazza
Christine Ebersole -- 42nd Street
Dixie Carter -- Millie

Actors:

Howard McGillin -- Phantom
the dude from Beauty & the Beast (good God, I forget his name, argh!)
Brian Stokes Mitchell -- Kiss Me Kate & Man of la Mancha


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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#47
Posted: 6/20/06 at 1:03pm
Based on seeing these people perform their role live:

Barbara Harris- "The Apple Tree"
Liza Minnelli- "Flora The Red Menace"
Barbra Streisand- "Funny Girl"
Chita Rivera- "Bajour"
Luba Lisa- "I Had A Ball"
Tammy Grimes- "High Spirits"
Beatrice Lillie- "High Spirits"
Barbara Cook- "The Music Man"
Robert Preston- "The Music Man"
Angela Lansbury- "Mame"
Alice Playten- "Henry Sweet Henry"
Angela Lansbury- "Sweeney Todd"
Sammy Davis Jr.- "Golden Boy"
Alfred Drake- "Kismet" (Lincoln Center)
Georgia Brown- "Oliver"
Elaine Stritch- "Wonderful Town" (City Center)
Susan Watson- "Oklahoma" (City Center)
Angela Lansbury- "Gypsy"
Gwen Verdon- "Chicago"
Chita Rivera- "Chicago"
Dorothy Louden- "Annie"
Kevin Cline- "On the Twentieth Century"
Dorothy Louden- "Ballroom"
Lauren Bacall- "Woman of the Year"
Anita Morris- "Nine"
Lucie Arnaz- "See Saw"(tour)
Ann Miller- "Sugar Babies"
Patti LuPone- "Evita"
Betty Buckley- "Sunset Blvd"
Douglas Sills- "Scarlet Pimpernel"
Emily Skinner- "Side Show"
Alice Ripley- "Side Show"
Rachel York- "Dessa Rose"
Bernadette Peters- "Gypsy"
Sutton Foster- "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
La Chanze- "The Color Purple"
Harry Connick Jr.- "Pajama Game"







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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#48
Posted: 6/20/06 at 7:23pm
Chance,

You're the first one to mention my favorite - Rachel York in DESSA ROSE.

I know she's more well known for her comedy, but her performance as Ruth Sutton was profoundly moving in every way.

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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#49
Posted: 6/20/06 at 7:28pm
Chance, I too loved Alice Playten in HENRY SWEET HENRY. I loved that show. It had an incredible first act, and couldn't quite match it, with the second act; but I still thought it was great.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#50
Posted: 6/20/06 at 8:03pm
Sutton-Millie!