Whitney Bashor, who was seen on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, currently plays Nora opposite Matt Bogart in the new musical Himself and Nora at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theater. Here, the singing actress shares the performances that most affected her as part of the audience.
She was perfection. I was completely swept off my feet by the entire cast and the score. The whole experience made me feel in love.
Carmen Cusack in Bright Star
She is giving a life-changing performance. So specific, so truthful, so thoughtful. I was completely mesmerized by her.
When Kelli O'Hara walks into the lights, you can feel the sun on your own face. She's gorgeous.
Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
"Anything you can do she can do better."
Deaf West's Revival of Spring Awakening
The union of hearing actors, deaf actors, actors who played all the instruments. Seeing the hearing actors cue the deaf actors in musical moments. It was such beautiful ensemble work and storytelling.
My first experience inside the mind of Alex Timbers. I was completely blown away by the creativity. Christian Borle was comedy genius.
I've seen it twice now. Sam Gold's direction, the entire company, the design, the score. So moved by it.
I felt like I was in church. It was a master class in stillness, grace and elegance.
The freedom they had in their bodies in these roles was so amazing to watch.