Roles you WISH people would play

NathanLaneStalker
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/11/06
Roles you WISH people would play#1
Posted: 8/13/07 at 10:00am
Dick Van Dyke - The Wizard - Wicked
Betty White - Mrs. Tottendale - The Drowsy Chaperone
Jason Alexander - Fiorello LaGuardia - Fiorello!
Steve Carell - Mr. MacAfee - Bye Bye Birdie
Nathan Lane - John Adams - 1776
David Hyde Pierce - Felix - The Odd Couple
Robin Williams - Thernadier - Les Miz
Alan Cumming - Dr. Frank N Furter - Rocky Horror Show
Jack Black - Eddie - Rocky Horror Show
Zooey Deschanel - Janet - Rocky Horror Show
Angela Lansbury - Madame Morrible - Wicked
Conan O'Brian (sp?) - Harold Hill - The Music Man



"I'm tellin' you, the only times I really feel the presence of God are when I'm having sex and during a great Broadway musical." - Nathan Lane - Jeffrey
Updated On: 8/13/07 at 10:00 AM
brooklynbecca Profile Photobrooklynbecca Profile Photo
brooklynbecca
Understudy
joined:1/5/07
Understudy
joined:
1/5/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#2
Posted: 8/13/07 at 10:12am
Yes yes yes to Betty White as Mrs. Tottendale!! That's brilliant, but I would have never thought of it. Good call.

I'd like to see James Barbour as Paul in Carnival. I heard the guy who did it at the Kennedy Center this year was great, too.

I'd like to see Eartha Kitt in anything really.
Sondheim_Geek Profile PhotoSondheim_Geek Profile Photo
Sondheim_Geek
Broadway Star
joined:2/20/07
Broadway Star
joined:
2/20/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#2
Posted: 8/13/07 at 10:16am
I have always had this odd thought that Mark Jacoby would be an amazing Javert. I would imagine that he is a little old for that now, though.

Mark Jacoby - Les Mis - Javert
Leslie Kritzer - Evita - Eva Peron
Kaitlyn Hopkins - Spelling Bee - Rona Lis Peretti
Christine Ebersole - The Light in the Piazza - Margaret
Raul Esparza - Hairspray - Edna Turnblad ;o)
Updated On: 8/13/07 at 10:16 AM
brooklynbecca Profile Photobrooklynbecca Profile Photo
brooklynbecca
Understudy
joined:1/5/07
Understudy
joined:
1/5/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#3
Posted: 8/13/07 at 10:21am
I'd still pay to see him as Javert. I'm always impressed by him.
NathanLaneStalker
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/11/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#4
Posted: 8/13/07 at 10:38am
I added some others to my list. lol.
"I'm tellin' you, the only times I really feel the presence of God are when I'm having sex and during a great Broadway musical." - Nathan Lane - Jeffrey
ThankstoPhantom
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/13/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#5
Posted: 8/13/07 at 11:26am
Carolee Carmello- Marian in The Woman in White
Brian Stokes Mitchell- The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera
How to properly use its/it's: Its is the possessive. It's is the contraction for it is...
Updated On: 8/13/07 at 11:26 AM
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
Broadway Star
joined:
2/21/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#6
Posted: 8/13/07 at 3:23pm
"I'd like to see James Barbour as Paul in Carnival. I heard the guy who did it at the Kennedy Center this year was great, too."
He was. We saw it. His name is Jim Stanek.

We were really impressed by the actresses playing Lili and Rosa, too. Lili was Ereni Sevasti. Keep an eye on her.
Updated On: 8/13/07 at 03:23 PM
maverick123
Swing
joined:5/30/07
Swing
joined:
5/30/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#7
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:02pm
-Kristin Chenoweth as Elizabeth in YF...although Megan will be amazing
-Katharine McPhee as Elphaba, with some acting work
-Kristin as the Witch in Into the Woods
-Catherine Zeta Jones as Velma in Chicago on Broadway...in my dreams...
-I second Alan Cumming in the RHPS
-Bette Midler as Madame Morrible
-Jim Carrey as the Cat in the Hat in Seussical...lol...
-Megan Mullally as one of the mom's friends in Mamma Mia
-JHud as Effie on Broadway
-Anika in any role in the Color Purple
...that's it for now!

buffyactsing Profile Photobuffyactsing Profile Photo
buffyactsing
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/20/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#8
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:07pm
Donna Murphy- Mrs. Lovett
Audra McDonald- Amalia (She Loves Me)
Donna Lynne Champlin- Fosca (Passion)
"This ocean runs more dark and deep than you may think you know...I'll be the fear of the fire at sea." -Marie Christine
millie_dillmount Profile Photomillie_dillmount Profile Photo
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/22/04
re: Roles you WISH people would play#9
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:08pm
I know people don't want him to be the 23482 Javert, but I'd like to see Brian Stokes Mitchell in that role.

I'm still pushing for Colin Mocherie as the Man in the Chair.
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
uncageg Profile Photouncageg Profile Photo
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/13/04
re: Roles you WISH people would play#10
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:09pm
I would love to see the entire cast of Chicago the movie do the final 2 months of Chicago on Broadway. Together.
Just give the world Love.
ladyofthelake
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/26/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#11
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:12pm
Seconding Colin Mochrie as Man in Chair. He's Canadian, too!
"My sister singing. During the Viet Nam War, I wrote President Johnson that we should fly our jets over Hanoi without bombs but with tapes of my sister singing. I believed that the North Vietnamese would have surrendered unconditionally after two weeks of listening to my sister's singing voice." wexy, on the worst sound in the world.
wonderfulwizard11 Profile Photowonderfulwizard11 Profile Photo
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/30/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#12
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:14pm
Angela Lansbury as Mme. Armfeldt in A Little Night Music.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
millie_dillmount Profile Photomillie_dillmount Profile Photo
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/22/04
re: Roles you WISH people would play#13
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:18pm
I haven't been online the past couple of days - when the heck is Chicago closing???
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
theactorsociety Profile Phototheactorsociety Profile Photo
theactorsociety
Stand-by
joined:4/24/05
Stand-by
joined:
4/24/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#14
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:19pm
Carolee Carmello as Ellen in Miss Saigon
Sutton Foster as Anastasia
BroadwayEnthusiast2 Profile PhotoBroadwayEnthusiast2 Profile Photo
BroadwayEnthusiast2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/13/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#15
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:30pm
Angela Lansbury as Roxie (When she was younger, of course.)
Sutton Foster as Belle.
Christine Ebersole as Velma Von Tussle.
"I mean, sitting side by side with another man watching Patti LuPone play Rose in GYPSY on Broadway is essentially the equivalent of having hardcore sex." -Wanna Be A Foster. "Say 'Goody.' Say 'Bubbi.'" ... "That's it. Exactly as if it were 'Goody.' Now I know you're gonna sing 'Goody' this time, but nevertheless..."
ClumsyDude15 Profile PhotoClumsyDude15 Profile Photo
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/11/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#16
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:35pm
"Christine Ebersole as Velma Von Tussle. "

Oh, that would be amazing.

Some off the top of my head:

-Cheyenne Jackson as Gaston in Beauty and The Beast
-Jenn Gambatese as Janet Van Der Graff in Drowsy Chaperone
-Christian Hoff or Daniel Reichard as Corny Collins in Hairspray
uncageg Profile Photouncageg Profile Photo
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/13/04
re: Roles you WISH people would play#17
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:35pm
Didn't say it was closing. That is my dream cast for the last 2 months of its run. Whenever that may be. (Knew I should have clarified that in my original post!)
Just give the world Love.
somethingwicked Profile Photosomethingwicked Profile Photo
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#18
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:46pm
-Leslie Kritzer as Flora in Flora, The Red Menace
-Lauren Kennedy as Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
-Betty Buckley as The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone
-Tonya Pinkins as Mama Rose in Gypsy
-LaChanze as Lutiebelle in Purlie
-Beth Leavel as The Witch in Into The Woods
-Julia Murney as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
-Bernadette Peters as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!
-Audra McDonald as Mame Dennis in Mame
-Jane Krakowski as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park With George
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
bwaygal1 Profile Photobwaygal1 Profile Photo
bwaygal1
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/5/07
re: Roles you WISH people would play#19
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:49pm
I'd go back to Phantom if Brian Stokes Mitchell played the title character!
I love the idea of Betty Buckley as the Chaperone! Very good!
Bernadette as Dolly-very nice!
"A birdcage I plan to hang. I'll get to that someday. A birdcage for a bird who flew away...Around the world." "Life is a cabaret old chum, only a cabaret old chum, and I love a cabaret!"-RIP Natasha Richardson-I was honored to have witnessed her performance as Sally Bowles.
DRSisLove Profile PhotoDRSisLove Profile Photo
DRSisLove
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/24/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#20
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:52pm
Hunter Foster as Freddy in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
VonTussleGirl Profile PhotoVonTussleGirl Profile Photo
VonTussleGirl
Broadway Legend
joined:1/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/2/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#21
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:54pm
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Becki Newton (from Ugly Betty) as Jamie and Cathy in The Last 5 Years.
ray-andallthatjazz86 Profile Photoray-andallthatjazz86 Profile Photo
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/2/05
re: Roles you WISH people would play#22
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:55pm
Jane Krakowski as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park With George

Somethingwicked, said it all.
Add Donna Murphy as Momma Rose and Anika Noni Rose as Caroline Thibodeaux in about ten or fifteen years and I'd be in heaven.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
Heading4NYC
Swing
joined:12/29/06
Swing
joined:
12/29/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#23
Posted: 8/13/07 at 4:58pm
oh gosh there are so many good ones. but whoever thought of colin mocherie as the man in the chair-simply brilliant. I wasn't a big fan of the show but I would pay to go see it with him in it.
Anti-Romanticist Profile PhotoAnti-Romanticist Profile Photo
Anti-Romanticist
Understudy
joined:8/23/06
Understudy
joined:
8/23/06
re: Roles you WISH people would play#24
Posted: 8/13/07 at 5:02pm
Right now I only have one thing to say:

Howard McGillin as Jean Valjean.

re: Roles you WISH people would play

Bow before the cuteness of my cousin!!! ;]