"There are a few shows that change everything! One of them is In the Heights... with a game changing performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda! Suddenly musical style and cultural barriers are broadened forever and at last!"
"I am going way back to a performance I have only seen on film but influenced me greatly.... I grew up listening to shows on LP's and loved The Music Man and, of course, Robert Preston and Barbara Cook doing brilliant work... So clear and direct..."
"Another show that I grew up listening to on vinyl and that had a huge impact on me was the 1956 production of Waiting for Godot... with Alvin Epstein as Lucky... Alvin would be one of my great teachers and a mentor when I trained at the Yale School of Drama... Bert Lahr, E. G. Marshall, Kurt Kasznar also! An incredible cast..."
"While I was doing the Woody Allen one act in Relatively Speaking, I would take the time each night to watch Marlo Thomas in Elaine May's George is Dead. So nuanced, solid, deeply moving, and Marlo delivered it all deliciously every performance! And I mean EVERY performance because I saw them all!..."
"I loved the cast of Laughter on the 23rd Floor! I think I was in it! Nathan Lane gave a brilliant performance and the ensemble around him was a sharp, witty, and skilled group of actors if I do say so myself.... (Randy Graff again!!!)"
"There are many other great performances, but one of the special moments I have enjoyed in a Broadway theater was seeing my friend Lewis Black in NYC and on Broadway where he belongs and doing his show Running on Empty at the Richard Rodgers Theater...."