Their Favorite Things: Two-Time Tony Winner Robert Morse Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Two-Time Tony Winner Robert Morse 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 two-time Tony winner Robert Morse (Tru, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying), who will be seen in the 31st annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE) May 9 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Entitled To Broadway, From Hollywood…With Love, tickets are available by clicking here. 

Robert Morse
Robert Morse

 Where’s Charley?

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I was in the navy and watched Ray Bolger 16 times singing “Once In Love with Amy,” and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.

Guys & Dolls

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This was my very first meeting with the great Abe Burrows. Many years later, who knew I would be hired by him to do How to Succeed…?

West Side Story

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I married a girl in the chorus of West Side Story with a blue dress and blonde hair, and her name was Carole D'Andrea.  And we have 3 beautiful children, Andrea, Robin and Hilary. Thank God I saw West Side Story!

Take Me Along

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Because I got to work with the great Jackie Gleason.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

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Jack Kennedy came backstage and gave me a beautiful picture autographed, “With esteem and best wishes. I believe in you.” I still cherish that gift to this day.

And, of course, the musical comedy Sugar, based on "Some Like It Hot" 

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Because as a leading lady, you’re treated much, much better than a leading man.

And many, many more shows...

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Like Robert Preston in The Music Man.

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