Andrea Martin, Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Pay Tribute to Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's 30 Years of Collaboration

By Adam Hetrick
26 Sep 2013

Andrea Martin
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year 1992)

I will forever be indebted to Lynn and Stephen for launching my Broadway career in My Favorite Year in 1991. I again had an opportunity to work with them, sit in a room, laugh with them, and sing their inspired songs in the workshop of Seussical in Toronto. I adore them. I have performed in two of their animated movies and would follow them anywhere. They are a wise, klnd, funny, glorious, brilliant musical duo. They are a character actress' dream. They tell stories better than anyone, and they do it with abundant heart. They can't help be great because they are two of the most soulful creators Broadway has ever known. Legends in my book. My life is richer for working with them.