Monday, June 20, 2011

A Little Bit of Broadway
June 19, 2011

Celebrating Tony Winners and How They Got There!

Robert Lopez, winner for the Book of Mormon...also part of the creative team for Avenue Q
"Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" and "There's a Fine, Fine Line" from Avenue Q

Sutton Foster, winner for Anything Goes...previous winner for Thoroughy Modern Millie, and featured as Janet Ven Der Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone
"Show Off" and "Bride's Lament" from The Drowsy Chaperone

Patti Lupone, nominated for Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown was a former winner for an earlier revival of Anything Goes
"Anything Goes" and "Blow, Gabriel Blow" from Anything Goes

Patti Lupone is currently featured in a filmed concert version of Stephen Sondheim's "Company," also starring Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris.
""Side by Side By Side/What Would We Do Without You?" "Sorry/Grateful" "Being Alive" from Company

Norbert Leo Butz, winner for Catch Me If You Can originated the role of Fiyero in Wicked
"As Long As You're Mine" from Wicked

I also included readings/selections from the book "Making it On Broadway: Actor's Tales of Climbing to the Top" by David Weinir and Jodie Langel (Allworth Press, NY 2004)...reflections by actors of being nominated and/or winning a Tony. One story was by Charlotte d'Amboise, nominated for Jerome Robbins Broadway...eight years passed between that nomination and her second, for the role of Cassie in the 2007 revival of A Chorus Line. The audition/casting process for that revival is recorded in an amazing documentary "Every Little Step."

"The Music and the Mirror" and "What I Did For Love" from the original A Chorus Line

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