PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2013-14 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
26 Apr 2014

Kelli O'Hara and Stephen Pasquale
Photo by Joan Marcus
In 2002 a relatively-unknown Steven Pasquale stopped the Stephen Flaherty-Lynn Ahrens-Terrence McNally musical A Man of No Importance — which was staged Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse — with his full-voiced delivery of "The Streets of Dublin." Many at the time expected the singing actor to become one of Broadway's great leading men, yet TV intervened. Thankfully, Pasquale has returned to the stage and is currently making his Broadway musical debut in the new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County. The "Rescue Me" star is every bit as impressive as he was over a decade ago, his powerful, rangy tenor soaring on Tony winner Brown's latest score. He also invests the role of National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid with great passion and generates much heat with his co-star, four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara.