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The Greatest Child Stage Performance You Have Ever Seen

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With two shows on broadway this season with child leads I thought it would be interesting to discuss. judging by the reaction and reviews so far Kiril Kulish is probably high on the list for the people who saw him last night.
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Kiril Kulish last night, hands down. Followed closely by Madeline Martin in A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG at the Roundabout 5 years ago.
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Mickey Rooney in "Sugar Babies".
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Last night, Kiril Kulish...without question.
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Didn't see last nights BE, but Liam Mower in the Original London cast was BRILLIANT
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Daisy Eagan was pretty brilliant in "The Secret Garden."
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I have yet to see BE but they look amazing. But I think Allie Trim is phenomenal!
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Kelsey Fowler was always amazing in Grey Gardens.
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Drake English in seussical.
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Daisy Egan, hands down.
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Kiril Kulish in Billy Elliot

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Jacob Levine in Mary Poppins
Kelsey Fowler in Grey Gardens
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I personally didn't love kiril kulish last night. His ballet was incredible, but I thought he was kind of stiff and he didn't really comit to the role. Also, his singing wasn't fantastic.
Liam Mower, on the other hand, was pretty brilliant
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I am not big on shows with kids, but I have to admit I fell in love with Angelina Kelly in ACE. She pretty much walked away with the show. Dalton Harrod was pretty amazing too, but Miss
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i think that Brian D. Addario has got an amazing voice and is a fantastic performer.
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I have never seen a show where a child was the lead but I will say Daisy Eagan based on her winning a Tony and on the OBCR.
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I'm sure Ms. Eagan was wonderful. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of seeing her.

I do love Kelsey Fowler though. re: The Greatest Child Stage Performance You Have Ever Seen
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Andrea McArdle in ANNIE.
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Agreed with Brian D'Addario. Great performer, funny kid at the stage door.

Also agreed with Allie Trim!
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Allie Trim, she is simply amazing.

I also have to go with Brian D'Addario. "She's in Love" was the show stopper of the show when I saw The Little Mermaid. He didn't do anything funny at the stage door when I went, but he took pictures with a lot of people :]


Jacob Levine and Kathryn Faughan(sp?) were also brilliant in Mary Poppins.

Trevor Braun was good in Beauty and Mermaid.


I've never seen a bad child performer.
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Kelsey Fowler is by far the best child performance I have witnessed on stage.
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Daisy Egan - The Secret Garden

Andrea McArdle - Annie

Danielle Ferland - Into the Woods; Sunday in the Park with George

Afi McClendon - Once On This Island
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Matty you beat me to it. I was going to say Angelina Kelly hands down. Dalton's right up there too, but Angelina just has...IT!
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Daisy Egan - hands down. She just listens - you know - something most adult actors have difficulty doing. She was always vulnerable, always giving gifst, taking the gifts her adult actors gave her - not the strongest voiced child actor, but definitely one of the BEST child actors ever.

can't wait to see any one of the boys in Billy Elliot, though. Also would love to see Lloyd Weber's boys in Oliver! one the West End.

and finally, I can't vouch for having seen Andrea McArdle, but I'm sure that a career built off the most legendary child performance of all time must be something to brag about.

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all the little Asian kids that played Tam in Miss Saigon! so damn cute... haha