Real Actors Do Spit

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Real Actors Do Spit#0
Posted: 8/13/06 at 4:59pm
It may not be well-known, but an actor properly projecting their voice does "spray" a lot in performance.

These are for fully projected voices without mics, though mic'd actors who are projecting may "spray" as well.

What great stage actor, On or Off Broadway, have you observed to spray up a storm?
Updated On: 8/13/06 at 04:59 PM
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#1
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:01pm
Michael Cerveris has been said to give many people in the front row complimentary showers...
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#2
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:02pm
Good for him! I have even more respect for the man's talent!

Who else?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#3
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:09pm
Stephen Lynch does it all the time in The Wedding Singer. He does it especially in "Wedding Day", "Somebody Kill Me" and "Casualty of Love"
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#4
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:10pm
Well, well!

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re: Real Actors Do Spit#5
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:14pm
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#6
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:15pm
"Michael Cerveris has been said to give many people in the front row complimentary showers..."

As does Tim Howar.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#7
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:16pm
I'll bet that Ralph Fiennes (Rafe Fines) sends his spittle out a yard!

It's gross. It's disgusting.

It's the price we pay for ART!

What other great actor spits?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#8
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:19pm
Isn't Hugh Panaro also known for this?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#9
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:21pm


"Isn't Hugh Panaro also known for this?"

From what I hear,yes.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#10
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:22pm
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#11
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:22pm
Ah, Hugh, the Lestat Phantom, or Phantom Lestat as the case may be now.

One has to wonder whether every Phantom there ever was (for they are the best of the best) SPAT?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#12
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:24pm
The luck of the Irish!

Known for their blarney and fine spit!

What other great actor spits?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#13
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:27pm
Tim Howar doesn't spit so much anymore. I saw him a few days ago, and he was fine.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#14
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:34pm
"It may not be well-known, but an actor properly projecting their voice does "spray" a lot in performance."

I completely disagree. Having seen theatre all my life, that is definitely not the case. Great actors should be able to project and enunciate so well that they in fact don't spray the audience. Spitting is a sign of bad tongue-teeth movements and an excess of saliva.

On with the discussion. :)
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#15
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:35pm
We're talkin' big name actor spittle here.

Sprucely saliva glands.

Who else can proudly declame their spit?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#16
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:37pm
Alan Cumming did in Threepenny
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#18
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:42pm
Yeah Michael. re: Real Actors Do Spit During the Tony performance you could clearly see him spraying his spit all over the stage.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#19
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:42pm
Douglass Sills did in "Little Shop"...ironically, the end of his main song he says "Now, Spit!" I love him.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#20
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:43pm
Okay, I'm not trying to be rude, or anything, but I've noticed something in many threads you've started, nomdeplume. I like your threads, a lot of them are very funny and I like reading them, but your constant asking for more examples is a little annoying. Like I said, I'm not trying to be rude and don't take it personal, it's just an observation that gets a little annoying sometimes.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#21
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:44pm
Blake Hammond got me wet in Hairspray.
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#22
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:45pm
I'd expect no less of Cumming!

He'd spray with the best of them, master spit!

Pay no attention to what fools some mortals be, unknowledgeable on the spray of the well-trod boards!

What other actor is a grand champion spitter of the stage?
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#23
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:48pm
Like I said in the other thread, Ben Magnuson is more of a spitter than Cerveris. His spit jumps through the air; I've never known spit was capable of that. It's quite impressive.

John Lithgow was the premiere spitter at DRS.

And Mooney and I got a lovely shower of Michael Arden saliva in DC. That's where we met and bonded re: Real Actors Do Spit
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#24
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:49pm
Hugh Jackman got me wet.
Craig Bierko got me wet in certain scenes of "Thou Shalt Not".
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re: Real Actors Do Spit#25
Posted: 8/13/06 at 5:53pm
A lotta Tony-winning spit here.

And wrq, the idea of acrobatic spit from this Ben Magnuson is positively astounding! Somersaults, flips, great arcs, spirals?

Acrobatic spit?