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Unlikely Understudies you would LOVE to see go on.

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I was just reading over the 9to5 cast list and I saw that Ann Harada is one of the understudies for Violet, while I doubt she is likely to ever go on, I personally would love to see her do it.

Anyone else got something similar?
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Eryn Murman as Wendla!!!!

I always wanted to see it, but everytime I saw spring awakening Alex and Lea was always there ..all 5 times...too bad its closed
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This is kinda off-topic but I would've loved to see Morgan Weed go on as Natalie when she was understudying in Next to Normal.
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Isn't Ann Harada understudying for Roz as well?

It's not particularly unlikely, but I'd love to see her take on the role.
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Well it's not on Broadway anymore but in Grey Gardens I loved it when Maureen Moore went on.
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I would have loved to see Kenita Miller go on as Clio/Kira in Xanadu.
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Would have liked to have seen Lenora Nemetz as Rose in GYPSY.
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Natalie/Brit-Brit in RUTHLESS!
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Emma Zaks as Dainty June.

Actually... nah. I wouldn't have gone to see her, but I'd be really curious how she was if she ever got to go on.
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a few more

-Asmeret Gherbermicheal (I know I butchered that one) as Brooke Wyndam
-Andy Karl as Professor Callahan
-Marcus Paul James as Benny (Rent)
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Matt Caplan as Roger
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I don't know if she's an understudy for the role, but I'd love to see Marla Mindelle go on as Nellie Forbush.
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Antonique Smith as Maureen, or T.V. Carpio as Mimi, when Rent was still around.

Marcus Paul James as Benny in In the Heights.

I was also dying to see one of the Rose u/s, but never did.

There's a bunch of u/s in Hair that I would love to see, but hopefully it'll happen.

Oh, and I would love to see it if a Billy was forced to go on as Michael. It happened in London!
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"I would have loved to see Kenita Miller go on as Clio/Kira in Xanadu"
"Asmeret Gherbermicheal (I know I butchered that one) as Brooke Wyndam"

I SAW THEM!!!! They were both absolutely fantastic, especially Kenita Miller in Xanadu. Was the only time I saw the show too and I just loved her voice.
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Ann Harada was the first thing that came to mind when I read the title of this thread!
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Lisa Howard is the other Violet understudy - I think that's gotta be the best understudy pair in years.
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I know these are all going to seen pretty lame. They aren't necessarily unlikely but more I am just dying to see.

Haven Burton as Maureen in Rent.
Haven Burton as Fiona in Shrek.
Marcus Paul James as Collins in Rent, I saw this one and it was the best performance in Rent I have ever seen.
Marcus Paul James as Benny in In The Heights.
Janet Dacal as Nina in In The Heights.
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I saw Janet as Nina and Haven as Maureen. Haven was spectacular, Janet was a little bland.
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I agree that Ann Harada and Lisa Howard are awesome understudies that I would love to see!
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I would love to see:

Haven Burton/Fiona in Shrek
Krysta Rodriguez/Vanessa in ITH
Some Hair u/s-----Jackie Burns/Sheila, Paris Remillard/Claude, Kaitlin Kiyan (Chrissy
Michelle Lookadoo/Ariel in LM
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Kaitlin played Crissy in HS and was AMAZING!!!
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Really? She is awesome in the tribe, and I would love to see her in the role.
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Yep! She was just a sophomore when she did it, and gave one of the standout performances in the show.
Lilli Cooper (of SA) and Molly Ranson (of A:OC) were in it, too.
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Aaron Tveit in RENT - I just can't picture him at all in it.
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I saw Aaron Tveit in RENT, the first time I ever saw the show. It was the non-eq tour with Constantine Maroulis and Jaime Lee Kirchner. Aaron played Steve and had one of the best, if not the best "Will I?" solo ever. I can't remember how often he went on as Mark or Roger.
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