PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
29 Apr 2013

Luke Spring
Photo by Carol Rosegg

One of the smallest actors in Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical filled one of the biggest New York City houses during the second-act song-and-dance number "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out." Luke Spring, the adolescent tap-dancing prodigy, was discovered by director John Rando, choreographer Warren Carlyle and the creative team of A Christmas Story from his appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. Watch his "Ellen" appearance, when he was seven years old, here. The house came down at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre during the second act when Spring pulled out all the stops in his tap dance solo opposite theatre veteran Caroline O'Connor. Did we just witness the beginning of Broadway's next Tommy Tune?