THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Book of Mormon and Milk for Mrs. Stone Star Justin Bohon Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

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14 Aug 2013

Justin Bohon
Justin Bohon

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 Justin Bohon, whose Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Les Miserables, All Shook Up, Oklahoma!, The Producers and Miss Saigon. The singing actor will be seen in The 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival production of Charles Gershman's Milk for Mrs. Stone, which runs Aug. 16-22 at the Robert Moss Theatre at 440 Studios; visit www.FringeNYC.org.

(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

 

Fiona Shaw in Medea

 

"She was relentlessly committed and bone chilling in this production. I remember thinking, 'How does she do this every night?' So disturbing and painfully truthful. I never doubted a second of her brilliant insanity."

 

 

Carolee Carmello in Parade 

 

"She was extraordinary as Lucille. I loved the show in general, but was blown away by her heartfelt portrayal and uniquely beautiful voice."

 

 

Andrea Martin and Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King
 

 

"This one is a 'twofer.' Just about everything that comes out of Ms. Martin’s mouth makes me laugh out loud, but I thought her subtle humor and warmth in this piece was really inspiring. Mr. Rush was also remarkable in the show. In his final scene, I remember being so captivated by his performance that I forgot to breathe."

Audra McDonald in Ragtime

 

"I know, I know, she always makes the list, but for good reason. I will never forget this show or her performance in it. I was in the back row of the theater, but felt every twinge of pain and emotion she experienced in the role. Oh, and she sounded pretty F’ing great, too."

 

 

Alan Rickman in Private Lives

 

"I actually only saw his performance in London, but I can’t imagine it was any less inspiring on Broadway. His humor, wit and timing were impeccable."

 

 

Norbert Leo Butz in The Last Five Years

 

"I think he is a phenomenal actor. Somehow he just makes everything work. The emotion he conveys when he sings is really something special. I feel like he can do anything."

 

Reba McEntire in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun

 

"Don’t judge unless you saw it. She sounded effortlessly beautiful and so perfectly conveyed the sentiments of Annie Oakley. She really is a great actress, and I felt very lucky that I got to see her perform the role."

 

Joe Mantello in The Normal Heart

 

"I knew he was a great director, but I was audibly sobbing while witnessing his performance. Nailing it!"

Michael McElroy in the Deaf West production of Big River

 

"This was a concept piece that really worked. Mr. McElroy portrayed the role of Jim with such depth and heart. Not to mention that when he opened his mouth to sing, you melted in your seat."