PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pirates of Penzance and Little Night Music's Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Picks Sondheim Favorites

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10 Jul 2013

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, who will star in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, made his Broadway debut in the Stephen Sondheim classic A Little Night Music. Here, he picks his favorite Sondheim tunes as part of's Playbill Playlist series.

Herdlicka, who played Henrik Egerman in the 2009 revival of Night Music alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury (and later, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch), will play Frederic in Penzance, which will begin previews July 11 in Seattle.

He is joined by a cast that includes Brandon O'Neill, David Pichette, Anne Eisendrath, Anne Allgood, Billie Wildrick, Cayman Ilika, Jenny Shotwell, Katherine Strohmaier, Ryah Nixon, Corinna Munter, Kirsten Helland, Michelle Ankrim, Sarah Rose Davis, Lindsey Hedberg, Greg Stone, Matt Owen, Blaine Boyd, CJ Eldred, Henry Nettleton, Tobias McCurry, Riley Neldam, Jared Michael Brown, Matt Posner, Dane Stokinger, Aaron Shanks, Andrew Davison, Nick DeSantis, Heather Saunders, Eric Hagreen and Matt Wolfe.

In anticipation of Penzance, which will run through Aug. 4, asked Night Music's Herdlicka to pick his favorite Sondheim songs and tell us why they made his list.

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