Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff

By Adam Hetrick
20 Apr 2013

Lonny Price
Photo by Monica Simoes

Lonny Price:
"I first saw Elaine on my 11th birthday when my grandmother took me to see the original production of Company. She scared me then, and she scares me now. In the best way possible. Kidding aside, Elaine is a consummate singing actress–her performances are dangerous–singular and thrilling. She is a flavor unlike any other, and to bathe in the wit and intelligence of it, just listen to Sail Away and you will be blown away. One of my favorite recordings of all time is her singing Noel Coward's 'Something Very Strange' from that show. Moves me every time. 'There's something so alive. And vulnerable. And sometimes, yes scary.'"