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 David Elder, who has starred on Broadway in Curtains, 42nd Street and Titanic, and will be seen in the new Off-Broadway dance musical spectacle Trip of Love beginning Sept. 26 at Stage 42.
Tyne Daly in Gypsy Hands down, the greatest Broadway performance I have ever witnessed.
Michael Jeter in Grand Hotel The sheer joy, truthfulness and heartbreaking vulnerability this man portrayed is something I’ll never forget.
Tommy Tune in My One and Only This was the first Broadway show I ever saw as a senior in high school, and it was from the front row of the mezzanine. I was mesmerized by the singing and dancing. I knew I wanted to give show business a chance because of Tommy Tune.
Emily Skinner in Side Show Her portrayal of Daisy was so heartbreaking, grounded and beautifully sung. I’ve loved everything she has done since! Huge fan!
Robert Westenberg and Joanna Gleason in Into the Woods They were remarkable in this show, embodying fully realized characters and were 100% successful in their comedic choices. I LOVED that production at the Martin Beck Theatre.