THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Entertainment Columnist and Actor Michael Musto Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Entertainment Columnist and Actor Michael Musto Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
 
Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of entertainment columnist and actor Michael Musto, who is part of the cast of the autobiographical rock opera The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, which will play a four-performance limited engagement at The Box beginning Feb. 20.

Michael Musto
Michael Musto Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

 Brian Dennehy, Death of a Salesman

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A powerful and heartbreaking turn in a classic role.

Elizabeth Franz, Death of a Salesman

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As his devoted wife, she ripped your heart out, stomped on it, and put it back in again.

Vanessa Redgrave, Long Day's Journey Into Night

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She climbed the walls--literally--in a riveting portrayal of madness.

Mark Rylance, Richard III

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His take was daring, funny and truly potent.

Stephen Spinella, Angels in America

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An extraordinarily poetic presence in a landmark work.

Natasha Richardson, Cabaret

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She got straight to the messy optimism of Sally Bowles, warts and all.

Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd

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She made Mrs. Lovett horrific yet adorable, in a brilliant performance.

Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera for Chicago (tie)

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Two legends at the peak of their talents, serving wry cynicism with pizzazz.

Patti LuPone, Gypsy

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Just when you thought no one could breathe new life into Mama Rose…

Jennifer Holliday, Dreamgirls

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Volcanic, mesmerizing, once in a lifetime.

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