In What Role Should Jon Hamm Make His Broadway Debut?

Polls   In What Role Should Jon Hamm Make His Broadway Debut? Vincent Kartheiser and Elisabeth Moss, who star on AMC's "Mad Men," are both headed for New York stages.  Kartheiser will be seen in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mike Bencivenga’s Bill & Ray, while Moss will return to Broadway in the revival of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. With Peggy Olson and Pete Campbell headed for New York, Playbill.com wondered in what role Don Draper — a.k.a. Jon Hamm — should grace the Great White Way.
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Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:

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Barry Wisdom: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Mary Bacharach: I, too, Barry, would love to see him as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Tennessee WilliamsCat on a Hot Tin Roof, first seen on Broadway in 1955, was most recently revived at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2013 starring Tony winner Scarlett Johansson as Margaret and Benjamin Walker as Brick.  

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Jeffrey Polsky: Harold Hill in The Music Man, or creating a role in a new musical.

 

Meredith Willson's The Music Man opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in 1957 starring Tony Award winners Robert Preston and Barbara Cook. The original production was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical.

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Walker Gilmer: How about John Proctor in a revival of The Crucible?

The Crucible opened on Broadway in 1953 starring Tony Award winner Arthur Kennedy as John Proctor. The Tony-winning Best Play was most recently revived in 2002 starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.

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With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls was most recently revived in 2009 at the Nederlander Theatre starring Craig Bierko as Sky Masterson.

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Delphine Litke: Billy Flynn!

Gaspar Marino: Possibly Billy Flynn in Chicago.

Chicago opened on Broadway in 1975 starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach. The original production ran for over two years, closing in 1977, and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards. The current revival, which opened in 1996, holds the record for longest-running musical revival, longest-running American musical and third longest-running show in Broadway history, behind Phantom of the Opera and Cats.

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Freya Hunt: Macbeth in Macbeth

The classic William Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth was most recently revived on Broadway in 2013 starring Tony nominee Ethan Hawke in the title role. Other notable actors who have taken on the role of Macbeth include Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming, Kelsey Grammer and Christopher Plummer.

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Becky Schmeil: Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The most recent Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opened in 1996 starring Alex Jennings as Oberon. It was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play.

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Marianne Shaffer: Joe in Sunset Boulevard.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard opened at the Minskoff Theatre in 1994 starring Alan Campbell as Joe Gillis, a performance that earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor. It won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress for Glenn Close as the ill-fated Norma Desmond.

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