Singing to Stephen Sondheim and Sitting in Mandy Patinkin's Lap: Stephen Colbert's Best Broadway Interviews (Video)

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Playbill.com offers a collection of the best interviews Stephen Colbert has conducted with Broadway actors and writers throughout the years of "The Colbert Report."

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The award-winning comedy news show "The Colbert Report" aired its final episode Dec. 18.

As host and creator Stephen Colbert departs Comedy Central to begin hosting "The Late Show" on CBS, replacing long-time host David Letterman, Playbill.com looked back at some of our favorite moments on the hit TV show over the years.

Colbert never hid his love for the performing arts and featured many writers and performers on his show over the years. His love for Broadway has been apparent from the first season, and, after interviewing (and singing to) Stephen Sondheim, he appeared in the New York Philharmonic's production of Company alongside Neil Patrick Harris.

Click through to watch some of the best Broadway interviews on "The Colbert Report."

Alan Cumming

The Tony Award winner discusses starring in Macbeth on Broadway.

 

Audra McDonald

"Bess, you is my guest now!"

The award-winning actress talks about starring in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess.

 

 

Ian McKellen

The acclaimed actor discusses "The Hobbit" and gay rights activism.

 

Bryan Cranston

The "Breaking Bad" star and Tony Award winner discusses starring as Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way.

 

Julie Andrews

The acclaimed actress appears on the show to discuss her new children's book, and Stephen asks her if she could take over the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway.

 

Orlando Bloom

The actor talks about making his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet — tights and all.

 

Mandy Patinkin

The Tony Award winner and "Homeland" star shares his plans to run for Prime Minister of Israel and even lets Stephen sit in his lap.

 

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris talks about hosting the Tony Awards and his love of theatre.

 

Patrick Stewart

The Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land star discusses "X-Men" and shares the secret to his youthful appearance.

 

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen offers Sondheim new lyrics to "Send In the Clowns."

 

 

During Sondheim's return to "The Report," Stephen inquires about the meaning of "Sorry-Grateful" in Company.

 

Kevin Kline

Kline reminisces about performing on stage, and he and Colbert compete in a diction contest.

 

Saul Williams

The star of the Broadway production of Holler If Ya Hear Me talks about slam poetry and bringing hip-hop to Broadway.

 

 

John Lithgow

Lithgow chats about his new memoir "Drama: An Actors Education."

 

 

Lithgow talks about snuggling with Alfred Molina in "Love Is Strange."

 

Stephen Fry

The acclaimed British actor discusses starring in an all-male production of Twelfth Night.

 

David Mamet

The Pulitzer Prize winner shares his thoughts on revivals and proclaims that "theatre is always dying."

 

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