Their Favorite Things: Gigi's Corey Cott Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Gigi's Corey Cott 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 singing actor Corey Cott, who currently plays Gaston Lachaille in the Broadway revival of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Corey Cott
Corey Cott

Mark Rylance in anything, really, but in this case - La Bête

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The best performance I have seen to date. A master class in spontaneity, playfulness, commitment - all while doing it in rhyming couplets.

Viola Davis in Fences

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Photo by Joan Marcus

I bought a standing-room ticket, and I have never felt more unaware of my physical status while watching a show. Riveting, heartbreaking, and educational from beginning to end.

Jason Butler Harner and the cast of Our Town at the Barrow Street Theater.

Jason Butler Harner (right) with <i>Our Town</i> director David Cromer
Jason Butler Harner (right) with Our Town director David Cromer Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

I sympathized with this play in a painstakingly new and visceral way. For those who saw it - #bacon

James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

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Photo by Joan Marcus

I have never laughed that hard in a theater.

Hugh Dancy in Venus in Fur

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Photo by Joan Marcus

Playing the straight man is an incredibly difficult feat, and Hugh managed to execute it with such grace and selflessness, all the while making Nina Arianda look even more flawless than she is.

Alice Ripley in Next to Normal

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Photo by Joan Marcus

No commentary necessary.

Victoria Clark in Gigi 

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Photo by Joan Marcus

I have the best seat in the house, but Vicki Clark in Gigi is astoundingly inspiring. She fully captures the world 1900 Paris with such ease and beauty, and keeps me on my toes.

The cast of Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man in London

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Photo by Birgit &amp; Ralf

I can't really put it into words, but it was truly an exhilarating theatrical experience.

Estelle Parsons, Amy Morton and the cast of August: Osage County

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Photo by Joan Marcus

I saw it three times.

Wicked

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Photo by Joan Marcus

My first Broadway show was Wicked when I was 14. I watched Idina Menzel in the back row of the Gershwin and wept. I'll never forget the chills I felt during "Defying Gravity."

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