Which Role in a Broadway Revival Would You Most Like to Play?; Over 80 Actors Respond

By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013

Stephen Hanna

Stephen Hanna
I would love to play Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain. Or Peter Evans in the play Bug by Tracy Letts. I didn't see it when it played Off-Broadway and have always wanted to.

F. Michael Haynie
My favorite shows and characters are the new ones being written every day by the phenomenal writers and teams working here in New York, but that's not the answer you're asking for, so: I would love to be a part of reviving Sweeney Todd again. When you watch the video of George Hearn and Angela Lansbury, or listen to the cast recording with Len Cariou, the score alone begs to be heard live! Then add the spectacular book, the ensemble-driven story, the horror, the Broadway orchestra, and you're ready to go. Standing on stage at the Gershwin every night I imagine what it must have sounded like when the company bellowed, "Swing your razor wide," into the sea of patrons. To be a part of remounting that mammoth production would be a dream. And since I'm not quite old enough to try and tackle Sweeney, I'd want to play Toby. Getting the opportunity to play Toby would be a challenge that would excite me eight times a week. What a strange and deranged and unique role to tackle. Plus, Sondheim is always a good answer!