Edie Falco in Side Man
I was completely blown away by her performance in this. She seemed possessed.
I saw the revival in '98 and I wept crocodile tears at how brilliant Alan Cumming is. I had the opportunity to act in a film with him a few years later, and I could barely speak to him because I am such a fan.
Entire cast of August: Osage County
This was the best play I've ever seen on Broadway. All the actors completely bared their souls.
I saw this show from the front row before I had my final call back for the first national tour. She was a force of nature as Mimi.
Spencer Kayden in Urinetown
I was so moved by Spencer's performance, I called my manager and said I want to replace Jennifer Laura Thompson if she ever leaves. We got a call the next day with an audition because Jennifer was pregnant! I auditioned and got it! Spencer made me cry every night during the song "Tell Her I Love Her." She's a special lady.
Adriane Lenox in Caroline, or Change
I was bummed I didn't get to see Tonya Pinkins, but I forgot all about her the second Adriane Lenox stepped on stage and opened her mouth. I had worked with Adriane in Kiss Me, Kate, where she had played a supporting role, so I wasn't totally aware of her tremendous abilities. She is a star.
This was the first Broadway show I saw on a high school field trip. She was so funny and earthy and her timing was like a laser. She helped solidify my Broadway dream.
Mary-Louise Parker in Reckless
She was perfection in this. It was like taking a master acting class.
This 2005 revival directed by Joe Mantello was superb. Liev completely disappeared into the role of Richard Roma. His mannerisms were so extreme, I forgot who I was looking at.
The entire cast of The Who's Tommy
When I first moved to the city, I saw this show five times. I wanted to be in it so badly, but didn't have an agent. It was spectacular.