THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Silence! The Musical Star David Garrison

By Andrew Gans
March 27, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine Tony nominee David Garrison, who is currently featured in Silence! The Musical at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue.



The original cast of Hello, Dolly!

 

"It was the first Broadway show I ever saw, and when the train came out on stage during 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes,' that was it. Sign me up."

 

 

The original cast of Equus.

 

"Iconic play for a young man just starting theatre school. I still have the poster."

 

The original production of Follies.

"Still, in my opinion, the most beautifully realized piece of musical theatre ever."

The original Nicholas Nickleby.

 

"Theatrical magic. Didn't want it to end, even after eight and a half hours."

 

 

Patricia Routledge in the London production of Noises Off.

 

"Hands down, the funniest stage performance I've ever seen. "

 

 

John Wood in Travesties.

 

"A master of Tom Stoppard wordplay."

 

 

Diana Rigg

"...in anything. I've had an undying crush on her since she played Mrs. Peel in 'The Avengers.'"

 

 

Anthony Minghella's production of Madame Butterfly at the Met.  

 

"Exquisite. And the ultimate solution to the problem of child actors."  
 

 

Christopher Plummer in Cyrano.

 

"I thought the musical was wonderful, but apparently no one else agreed with me. He won the Tony anyway. Saw it three times."

 

My sister, Lynn, as Anna in the Freehold Regional HIgh School
production of The King and I

 

"...largely because I got to be this guy. I believe my single, deathless line was, 'Walk on water???'"