Their Favorite Things: Pimpernel and Living on Love Star Douglas Sills Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Pimpernel and Living on Love Star Douglas Sills 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 Douglas Sills, who was Tony-nominated for his performance in The Scarlet Pimpernel and was most recently seen opposite Renée Fleming in Broadway's Living on Love.

Douglas Sills
Douglas Sills

The Size Of The World with Liev Schreiber at Yale Rep
Lightning in a bottle/birth of a star.

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Jerry Orbach in Chicago
Object of my aspirations.

Mark Rylance in Jerusalem
Like watching a very sly yet feral beast.

Mark Rylance in <i>Jerusalem</i>
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem Photo by Simon Annand

Annette Bening as Lady Macbeth at ACT
Heroic scale and masterful execution.

Annette Bening
Annette Bening Photo by Krissie Fullerton

Simon Russell Beale as Hamlet
Clarity.

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The original Les Misérables in London
Epic and chilling. Tears.

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Elizabeth Franz in Death of a Salesman
Her scene over the grave was something for the ages.

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Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof tour in Detroit
Insane and unyielding and defying gravity.

Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel

A Chorus Line original cast
It beat me up and made want to enlist.

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Dancing at Lughnasa in London
Ensemble perfection.

Ragtime in Toronto
Timeless.

Hamilton in the presentation
Wow. Knockout. Sexy choreography. Smart writing. Elevating conceit.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast
Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast Photo by Joan Marcus

Sunday in the Park with George
Transcendent.

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The Lion King
Animal entrances. Sweet crying.

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I Am My Own Wife
Soaring craft.

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South Pacific
Stage receding revealing the orchestra.

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