CUE & A REVISITED: "Favorite Showtunes of All Time"; Over 70 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
22 Nov 2013

Stephen Kunken

Stephen Kunken
My cheeseball favorite: "Bring Him Home" as sung by Colm Wilkinson
My quotable favorite: "Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd

Josh Gad
"Breeze Off the River"
"I Am What I Am"

Alan Campbell
"Tonight" (come on... this whole score!)
"Stars and the Moon" by Jason Robert Brown
"Sailing" by William Finn. I did a workshop of New Brain and loved singing it.

Matt Cavenaugh
Impossible to name just one. Ummm... "Maria," "Midnight Radio," the entire bench scene from Carousel, "Sunday," the overture from Merrily We Roll Along, "A Quiet Thing," to name a few.

Sarah Stiles
"Some People" from Gypsy. I get really cheesy and sing it at the top of my lungs when I'm feeling really strongly in one direction emotionally. Happy, angry, excited... doesn't matter which "direction" as long as it's strong. Belting Ethel-style is a complete release!

Gregg Edelman
Really now... it's like trying to pick your favorite child. All right, I'll play your game, Mr. Playbill.
For my more mainstream choice I'll go with "At the Ballet" from A Chorus Line. For the "road less traveled" choice, I'll pick "Is Anybody There?" from 1776.

Jackie Hoffman
Is this a questionnaire for gay people?

Michael Ball
My favourite song is "Gethsemane" from Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s an incredibly powerful, huge song (written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice) and I absolutely love singing it onstage when I’m on tour.

Andy Karl
"Dancing Through Life" from Wicked. Did I mention...? If you ever heard Orfeh sing anything it would be your freakin' favorite. When I saw her sing "If I Can't Have You" in Saturday Night Fever, it took the show to a new level. Same thing for "Make Like a Nail" in Trailer Park... just awesome.

There are a few songs that I don't click past when I'm in shuffle mode. "Heart & Soul" from Bright Lights, Big City, "Class" from Sondheim's Saturday Night, "The Calling" from Altar Boyz.