Who should play Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls?

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Ok so this is one of my favorite characters and he has a great song at the end. So who should play him? So many good choices. Discuss.

Updated On: 11/18/08 at 05:10 PM
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It's not gonna happen, but I would love to see David Hibbard in it.
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A shortlist:

Danny Burstein
Jordan Gelber
Christopher Fitzgerald
Michael Leon Wooley
Jon
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Ryan O'Connor

Just sayin' re: Who should play Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls?
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This will never, never, never happen in a million years, and in terms of vocal style, it's a terrible idea, but...

Michael Ball. Sorry. Just had to say it. He's funny, he's appropriately rotund for the role, and he does a pretty good version of "Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat."
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Ernie Sabella. Except, I'm sure he's played it before.
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In the odd chance that Neil Patrick Harris decided to come back to the stage, he'd be fantastic, IMHO.
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I think NPH would be a wonderful Benny, but as Nicely? He's just too small and slight.
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Walter Bobbie or Clive Rowe again

Kevin Chamberlain
Updated On: 11/18/08 at 06:42 PM
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Lea DiLaria (sp?)
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I like the way you think, Dollypop!
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Paul Vogt?
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Lea has played male roles before and was very effective as Marryin' Sam in LI'L ABNER a ffew years ago.
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I vote for Walter Bobbie...he was excellent.
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Well, since you asked - Daniel Marcus, who is currently rocking the rafters at Pal Joey with his big, beautiful belt!

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Another for Ernie Sabella. He was in the 1992 revival, but he didn't play Nicely. He might be too old though.
Updated On: 11/18/08 at 08:03 PM
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Didn't Michael Musto suggest Stew a few months ago? Not that I'm advocating it, just wanted to bring it up.
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Hey LuPonatic!

Great minds think alike!

I tossed Paul's name out in another thread about this a while ago.

He's the best choice so far!
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ooh Ernie Sabella would be good...and I also kinda like the Kevin Chamberlin idea
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Brooks Ashmanskas?
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i heard that tituss burgess was cast.
I'm an old show queen , and I'm not even 30.
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No.


Not Titus Burgess.

Please not Titus Burgess.

Please.

Chris Fitzgerald was a great idea, as was Chamberlain- both of them can actually act.
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NO NOT TITUS!! I say bring back Ken Page!