She was perfect.
Linda Lavin in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
She had been across the hall at MTC when we were doing The Wild Party, and I'd sneak into the back of the theatre just to watch her.
That production, directed by the great Jerry Zaks, was formative and Patti was luminous.
Antony Sher in Stanley
I played keyboards for this production and got to watch him every day. A master class.
Kristin Chenoweth in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Is this allowed? I know I worked on that show, but watching her turn into a star was one of the most exciting things I've ever seen. Every night!
"Revolutionary Costume" made my head blow off!
I was lucky enough to have seen the workshop of this show. Hugh was in it, and I came home after and said, "I've just seen Gene Kelly!" It was one of the most incredible performances I'd ever seen in a musical.
She broke my heart.
Who else can make you laugh and cry at the same time?