Their Favorite Things: Original Kiss Me, Kate Star Celebrates 100th Birthday By Sharing Her Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Original Kiss Me, Kate Star Celebrates 100th Birthday By Sharing Her 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.

Patricia Morison
Patricia Morison Photo by Ed Geller

This week we spotlight the choices of veteran singing actress Patricia Morison, who created the roles of Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in the original Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate and celebrates her 100th birthday March 19.

 Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie

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I couldn't speak for an hour after the curtain came down.

Katharine Cornell in The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Katharine and Brian Aherne were magical.

The Lunts in The Guardsman

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Masters of duplicity on both parts.

Alfred Drake in Oklahoma!

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Epitome of masculinity with a glorious voice.

Ethel Merman in Gypsy 

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Merman in anything...pure and effortless.

Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina

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I was flattered to understudy her at 19, but never went on.

Anne Jeffreys in Street Scene

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Absolutely lovely with a glorious voice.

Gertrude Lawrence in Charlot Revue

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Unbelievable - Beyond charm.

Tallulah Bankhead in The Little Foxes

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Riveting and Breathtaking.

Yul Brynner in The King and I

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Who else can make you laugh and cry at the same time?

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