THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Rebecca's Howard McGillin Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
August 1, 2012

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

This week we spotlight the choices of Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin, who will appear in the upcoming Broadway production of Rebecca and will play the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below Aug. 7-8 at 8 PM.

As previously announced, the singing actor will join Tony winner — and former Anything Goes co-star — Patti LuPone  as well as Norm Lewis and Seth Rudetsky on Playbill's third Broadway on the High Seas cruise.



Lily Tomlin in The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe.

 

"It was a performance/show I will never forget. Deeply personal
and inspiring."

Learn more about Lily Tomlin at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Bernadette Peters in Sunday In The Park With George.

 

"I'll never forget her sitting at her dressing table during 'Color And Light,' powder flying everywhere. Beautiful and breathtaking." 

Learn more about Bernadette Peters at the Playbill Vault

 

 

George Hearn in Sweeney Todd. 

 

"He was great. Period."

Learn more about George Hearn at the Playbill Vault.

Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd

"A real tour-de-force performance."

Learn more about Angela Lansbury at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

 

John McMartin in Follies.

 

"You hated his Ben Stone, and yet he was
heartbreaking at the same time."  

Learn more about John McMartin at the Playbill Vault

 

 

Dorothy Collins in Follies

"She stood there and sang with such power and utter stillness."

Learn more about Dorothy Collins at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Maggie Smith in Lettice and Lovage.

"Brilliant."

Learn more about Maggie Smith at the Playbill Vault

 

 

George Rose in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

 

"Well, I saw this one from a unique perspective (and nearly every performance)! But I can tell you without prejudice he was brilliant every night."

Learn more about George Rose at the Playbill Vault.

 

Linda Lavin in Other Desert Cities.

 

"Technically not on Broadway, but
hilarious and powerful."

Learn more about Linda Lavin at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Joey (the horse) in War Horse

 

"A totally enchanting performance."

Learn more about War Horse at the Playbill Vault.