THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: 2012 Tony Nominee and Evita Star Michael Cerveris Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
09 May 2012


John Malkovich and Al Pacino in Burn This / American Buffalo on Broadway.

"I read that when Brando first came on stage, the audience felt as though some terrifyingly dangerous animal had entered the theatre. I understood that notion with Malkovich's entrance in Burn This. His Pale was burning with some terrifying fire and rage, buried under layers of electric intelligence. Similarly, Pacino's ranting, "Fucking Ruthie" entrance and subsequent volcanic Teach made me want to chew my arms off with envy and admiration that I'd forever now have a benchmark for truly thrilling, threatening and dangerous non-actory acting."

Read more about John Malkovich and Al Pacino at the Playbill Vault.