THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences'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 two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole, who has returned to the Cafe Carlyle for a winter engagement through Feb. 25.

Following her late nights at the Carlyle, Ebersole is also scheduled to travel "Around the World" (to borrow a phrase from Grey Gardens) with Playbill in December 2012 as part of the second luxury cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Broadway on the High Seas 2.

Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd.

 pictured with Ken Jennings



Diana Rigg in Abelard and Heloise.

 pictured with Keith Michell


A Chorus Line.


The Book of Mormon.

  Andrew Rannells and company.



Laurence Olivier and Jim Dale in The Merchant of Venice.

Olivier and Dale starred in a production of the Shakespeare classic at London's Old Vic in 1972.



Constance Cummings in Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

 Cummings starred opposite Laurence Olivier in the National Theatre staging in 1971



Vanessa Redgrave in Orpheus Descending.




Alan Rickman in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

 pictured with Lindsay Duncan.


Colleen Dewhurst in A Moon for the Misbegotten.

 pictured with Ed Flanders and Jason Robards


Cherry Jones in The Heiress.

 pictured with Jon Tenney