CUE & A REVISITED: What's Your Worst Flubbed Line/Missed Cue/Onstage Mishap?; Over 75 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
17 Mar 2013

Erin Mackey
Erin Mackey

The editors of have combed through the past seven years of our popular Cue & A feature to select some of our favorite answers to the question, "What's your worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap?" Over 75 responses from Broadway actors follow.

(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

Graham Rowat
I was on as Javert while touring with Les Miserables and forgot half my lyrics during my entrance to "Fantine's Arrest."

I had another ten minutes onstage before I could exit so I got to witness the entire cast corpsing around me. My guards took turns spinning upstage while Fantine begged for mercy.

Christine Lakin
Oh god... it was A Christmas Westside Story… there was a part where I was an elf and had to give a PSA.

I decided to switch it up one night and do something completely different, which muscle memory did not agree with. Let's just say I went blank and it was awkward and humiliating for everyone, including my parents in the audience.

Erin Mackey
I threw 2 wands into the audience during one performance of Wicked. My aim was pretty bad.