Fav. actress in a musical

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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#51
Posted: 6/20/06 at 8:13pm
Patti LuPone because she is the one who got me into broadway in the 1st place.
That Evita recording still sends chills down my spine after all these years.
Updated On: 6/20/06 at 08:13 PM
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#52
Posted: 6/20/06 at 8:22pm
Victoria Clark- The Light in the Piazza
Sherie Rene Scott- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Chita Rivera- In Anything
Anika Noni Rose- Caroline Or Change
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#53
Posted: 6/21/06 at 12:54am
Chita Rivera- in anything she does:-- Kiss of Spider Woman, Chicago, Nine, the Rink, etc
Tonya Pinkins: Caroline or Change
Bernadetter Peters : Gypsy
Dixie Carter: Master Class



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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#54
Posted: 6/21/06 at 1:40am
Stephanie J. Block - Wicked
Stephanie J. Block - Boy from Oz

Cheno - Wicked
Kasselbaum - Wicked

Donna Murphy - Wonderful Town

Hugh Jackman - Boy from Oz
so. much. drama.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#55
Posted: 6/21/06 at 1:47am
it's a tie between lachanze for color purple, lachanze for dessa rose, and the little girl from in my life.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#56
Posted: 6/21/06 at 3:35am
Actors
Ryan Lanning - Kiss of the Spiderwoman (this man is a non equity actor in chicago and gave the most beautiful performance and thus I recognize him)

Raul Esparza - Tick Tick Boom
Hugh Panaro - POTO & Lestat
George Hearn - La Cage
Michael Cerveris - Sweeney Todd
Gregory Jbara & NBL - DRS
Brian Stokes Mitchell - Ragtime & Sweeney Todd
Bob Martin - The Drowsy Chaperone

Actress

Patti Lupone - Sweeney Todd
Allison Fischer - Lestat
Audra Mcdonald - Ragtime
Amy Spanger - Tick Tick Boom
Joanna Gleason - DRS
Sutton Foster - in Everything shes done
Beth Leavel - The Drowsy Chaperone
<------ Me and my friends with patti Lupone at my friends afterparty for her concert with audra mcdonald during the summer of 07.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#57
Posted: 6/21/06 at 3:46pm
I'll at least start on my list. I hope I can have time and remember to add more later.

Actresses I have seen live:

Ma-Anne Dionisio-Les Miserables
Rona Figueroa-Les Miserables
Lisa Capps-Les Miserables
Jennifer Paz-Miss Saigon

On recording:

Lea Salonga-Miss Saigon and Les Miserables
Ruthie Henshall-Miss Saigon and Les Miserables
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#58
Posted: 6/21/06 at 3:58pm
I have quite a few favourites

Idina Menzel/Kristin Chenoweth/Michelle Federer/Megan Hilty/Jenna Leigh Green- WICKED

Susan Egan/Kerry Butler/Ashley Brown/Sarah Litzsinger/Megan McGinnis- Beauty & The Beast

my opinion, those girls were fantastic!
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#59
Posted: 6/21/06 at 4:03pm
Julie Andrews in Everything
Idina Menzel in Wicked/Aida/Rent/See What I Wanna See
Patti LuPone in Evita/Sweeney Todd
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#60
Posted: 6/21/06 at 4:05pm
Sara Ramirez
Herbie: "Honey, Don't you know there's a depression?"
Rose: "Of Course I know, I Watch Fox News"
-(modified)Gypsy
Broadway Schedule
December 5th- Hamilton, On Your Feet
December 19th- Noises Off, Edith Piaf Concert at Town Hall
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#61
Posted: 6/23/06 at 3:49pm
Bumping thread to add, on recording:

Kristin Cheoweth: "You're a Good Man, Charile Brown" and "The Music Man."
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#62
Posted: 6/23/06 at 4:07pm
Actress - Joanna Gleason in "Into the Woods"
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#63
Posted: 6/23/06 at 4:21pm
For shows that I've seen live:

Tonya Pinkins - Caroline, or Change
Veanne Cox - Caroline, or Change
Donna Murphy - Passion, King & I

For shows that I've seen on video/DVD/TV:

Joanna Gleason - Into the Woods
Victoria Clark - The Light in the Piazza
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#64
Posted: 6/23/06 at 6:41pm
Bernadette Peters-Gypsy

or

Bernadette Peters-Any musical she has ever done.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#65
Posted: 6/23/06 at 7:19pm
Idina Menzel...SWIWS
Julia Murney...wicked
Laura Benanti...Wedding Singer

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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#66
Posted: 6/23/06 at 8:01pm
Bernadette Peters- Sunday in the Park with George (based on DVD)
Bernadette Peters-Gypsy
Donna Murphy-Passion, Wonderful Town
Victoria Clark-The Light in the Piazza
Christine Ebersole-Grey Gardens
Bebe Neuwirth-Chicago
Ruthie Henshall-Chicago (As Roxie)
Ute Lemper-Chicago
Jane Krakowski-Guys & Dolls, Mack & Mabel
Marin Mazzie-Ragtime
Patti LuPone-Sweeney Todd
Chita Rivera-Kiss of the Spider Woman
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#67
Posted: 6/24/06 at 5:26pm
~Idina Menzel in... everything she's done!
~Sherie Rene Scott in Aida
~Amy Spanger in... yeah... everything she's done :P (especially Kiss Me Kate and Wedding Singer)
~Kerry Butler in Little Shop of Horrors
~Eden Espinosa in BKLYN
~Laura Benanti in Wedding Singer
~Heather Headly in Aida
~Daphne Ruben Vega in RENT
~Lachanze in The Color Purple

And I really need to listen to more of the stuff Sutton's in, because I LOVE her voice..a LOT, but I just really dont know anything she's been in :) haha. I'm bad, I really do not have a very widespread knowledge of shows. I have a bad habit of getting obsessed with one or two and then kinda.. forgetting about all the other ones out there. haha



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Updated On: 6/24/06 at 05:26 PM
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#68
Posted: 6/26/06 at 11:06pm
Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
Patti LuPone - Evita
Brent Carver - Kiss of the Spider Woman & Parade
"I believe that art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, to engage in a constant search for the truth." - Barbra Streisand
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#69
Posted: 6/27/06 at 4:23am
Audra McDonald in EVERYTHING she does. (Especially Marie Christine)
I have yet to see her live though. But there must be a reason she has 4 Tonys...

What I've seen...

Sutton Foster in Millie - It's fluff, but she gave her whole BEING to the role. Very rare.

Tonya Pinkins in Caroline, or Change - Left me speechless. What a role, what a woman. What a horrible place to be in 8 times a week. Incredible, nodes and all.

Victoria Clark in Piazza. Truly one of the most beautifully specific, heartbreaking, funny, tragic, portrayals I have ever witnessed anywhere. Only to be topped by... Victoria Clark in Live from Lincoln Center's taping of Piazza. I don't know how, but it was even better than I remembered it.

I envy people like JohnBoy and Bennet... I only pray I get to see 1/4 of the amazing divaness that your eyes have had the priveledge to themselves on.
Personally, I think I have too much bloom.
Updated On: 6/27/06 at 04:23 AM
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#70
Posted: 6/27/06 at 11:12am
Vicki Clark- Pizza, hands down.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#71
Posted: 6/27/06 at 11:17am
Victoria Clark- The Light in the Piazza.
Idina Menzel-Wicked.
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#72
Posted: 6/27/06 at 12:03pm
bwayboi4life, did you see Barbra Streisand in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway, or are you going by the film? And, Patti LuPone was pretty spectacular in EVITA. She should be added to my list, as well. LostLeander, don't envy me, I'm old!
Updated On: 6/27/06 at 12:03 PM
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#73
Posted: 6/27/06 at 7:47pm
Actress:
Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd
Tyne Daly in Gypsy (Could not stand her, until I was blown away by her in this)
Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly
Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie
Donna McKechnie in Sweet Charity
Sally Ann Triplett in Anything Goes
Rebecca Luker in The Music Man
Beth Leavel in The Drowsy Chaperone
Donna Murphy in Wonderful Town

Actor:
Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz (no show without him)
Craig Bierko in The Music Man (saw it with someone else and it did not fair as well)
Brian Stokes Mitchell in Kiss Me, Kate
Tim Curry in Me and My Girl
Nathan Lane in The Producers
Philip Quast in South Pacific
Patrick Wilson in The Full Monty
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#74
Posted: 6/27/06 at 7:49pm
Celia Kennan-Bolger(sp?)- Spelling Bee

Tracy Miller- Hairspray
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re: Fav. actress/ actor in a musical#75
Posted: 6/28/06 at 1:33pm
Stephanie J Block
Ana Gasteneyer
Sara Ramirez
Christine Ebersole

Alan Cumming
Hugh Jackman
David Hyde Pierce
Christopher Seiber

These are people I would go to see in any musical they did.