PLAYBILL PICKS: Fantasy Casting, 11 Diva Performances We'd Love to Have Seen

By Playbill Staff
28 Dec 2012


 Carol Channing in The Drowsy Chaperone 


 Carol Channing is one of the more unique artists to have emerged in musical theatre history, which may be why she stepped into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi as often as she did, since there were too few parts to suit her inimitable talents. Had The Drowsy Chaperone come along a few decades earlier, we think Channing, who is blessed with superb comic timing, would have been a real hoot in the title role of the boozy actress/chaperone, and what a delight she would have been singing "As We Stumble Along."