THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: If/Then Star Curtis Holbrook Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Playbill.com's 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 singing actor Curtis Holbrook, who can currently be seen in the role of Lucas opposite Tony winner Idina Menzel in the new musical If/Then at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Curtis Holbrook
Curtis Holbrook (Photo by Kevin McIntyre)

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

Josh Henry in The Scottsboro Boys

"One of the most powerful performances in one of the most powerful shows I have ever seen."

 

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Brad Musgrove in Fosse

 

"Brad is one of the most incredible dance stylists. It seemed as if Bob Fosse was actually on the stage when he moved. He has a certain kind of magic and mystery that is very rare to find."

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Nancy Opel in Urinetown

 

"I mean she sang the crap out of a song about having the 'Privilege to Pee.'i A brilliant, outrageous performance that I saw more times than I wish to admit smile"

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 Christian Borle in Peter and the Starcatcher

 

"I have been a huge fan of my friend Christian since I saw him in the national tour of West Side Story as Riff. Christian’s performance in Starcatcher was the kind of dangerous/delicious performance that is such a guilty pleasure to experience."

 

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John Selya in Movin' Out 

 

"John put on a master class in acting through dance. I was in awe of not only his physicality, which is astonishing, but the journey that he took the audience on while soaring all over the stage."

 

 

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 Jason Danieley in The Full Monty

"Jason's performance of 'You Walk With Me' was one of the most beautiful, touching moments that has stayed with me for quite some time.”

 

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Anika Noni Rose in Caroline, or Change

 

"Anika’s performance was filled with so much hope and joy in a performance that pulled at your heartstrings."

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Tom Edden in  One Man, Two Guvnors

 

"BRILLIANCE IN PHYSICAL COMEDY."

 

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Sahr Ngauja in Fela!

 

"Another dangerous performance that was just unbelievably thrilling. You actually felt like you were in the room with Fela Kuti."

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Trent Kowalik in Billy Elliot

 

"The pure joy of dance that radiated off of the stage when Trent moved was such an awesome thing to see. You got to experience someone truly dancing as if no one was watching. And MAN can this kid TAP."