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

By Playbill Staff
22 Nov 2013

Hugh Panaro

Danny Burstein
"Some Enchanted Evening." Always has been.

Hugh Panaro
OMG! Impossible to pick one as there are so many amazing songs out there. But because it was the very first showtune I EVER sang (when I was 12), and since there are so many memories attached to it, and I still agree with the sentiment of it, I'm gonna say “Tomorrow.”

Joshua Henry
Tie between "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" from The Wiz, "New Music" from Ragtime and "Dividing Day" from Light in the Piazza. They all get me every time.

Emily Skinner
If truth be told, "Schadenfreude" from Avenue Q speaks to my very core.

Viola Davis
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls">Dreamgirls

Jan Maxwell
I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but when I think of my son, a Sondheim song comes to mind - "Loving You." The first line of that song makes me fall apart: "Loving you is not a choice, it’s who I am."

Robin De Jesús
"Buddy's Eyes," "I'm Here," "Soliloquy" or "96,000." Depending on the day.

Katie Finneran
Sweeny Todd "Johanna" Act II

Jessica Hecht
"Suddenly Seymour" (is that the know from Little Shop...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones
love the song "Barcelona" from Company. And the entire West Side Story score is just so beautiful.