Playbill Poll: Who Should Play Captain Hook in NBC's December Broadcast of Peter Pan? Readers Respond
By Jared Clough
Last week's poll asked readers to cast the title role in the upcoming NBC live broadcast of the Broadway musical Peter Pan. This week, we wanted to know who our readers would choose to play Peter Pan's conniving nemesis, Captain Hook.
Albert McGilvray: Harvey Fierstein.
Scott Benjamin Sincoff: Harvey Fierstein
A multiple Tony Award winner, playwright and actor Fierstein has been seen on Broadway in Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray and Fiddler on the Roof. He wrote the book for the Tony-winning Best Musicals La Cage aux Folles and Kinky Boots. His new play, Casa Valentina, will debut on Broadway later this season.
Billy Dixon: Hugh Jackman. He's the only guy on Broadway that can make feminine characters be so masculine.
Amy Shimerman: Hugh Jackman
Allen Hollis: Hugh Jackman
Jackman was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the Royal National Theatre's production of Oklahoma! He won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Boy from Oz, and in 2012 the Australian native was awarded a Special Tony Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Theatre Community. Jackman also played Jean Valjean in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.
Veronica R. Sniezek: Such a hard decision! But I would have to say Christian Borle.
Jean Goldberg: Christian Borle.
John Perovich: Christian Borle
Xinhui Deng: Christian Borle!
Gladys Santiago: Christian Borle is the obvious choice!!
Amanda Rose Benjamin: Christian Borle! He played Black Stache in the prequel so why should he not play Hook?
Borle, currently on stage in the City Center Encores! production of Little Me, was recently seen as Max Dettweiler in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music, which aired in December 2013. On Broadway he has been seen in Footloose, Legally Blonde: The Musical and Peter and the Starcatcher, for which he won a Tony for his portrayal of the Captain Hook-inspired Black Stache.
Luke Powell: Tim Curry
Chriss Weiss: Tim Curry
April Baldwin: Tim Curry would be awesome!
Stage and screen star Curry was seen in the original London cast of the musical Hair in 1968. He made his Broadway debut in 1975 as Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His screen credits include the 1982 film adaptation of Annie, "Clue" and pirate Long John Silver in "Muppet Treasure Island."
Patrica A. Wong: Jeremy Irons
Sam Pultz: Jeremy Irons
Freya Hunt: Jeremy Irons
Irons made his Broadway debut in 1984 in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor. He has been seen on film in "Eragon," "The Man in the Iron Mask," "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Reversal of Fortune," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Heather Walker Shin: Kevin Kline
Thomas J. Mitchell: Kevin Kline
Kline won his first Tony Award in 1978 for his performance in On the Twentieth Century and his second in 1981 for his work in the revival of The Pirates of Penzance. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1988 comedy "A Fish Called Wanda."
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