CUE & A REVISITED: What's Your Worst Flubbed Line/Missed Cue/Onstage Mishap?; Over 90 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
22 Feb 2014

Joanna Christie

Joanna Christie
Totally forgetting how to play the Mendelssohn piece [in Once] and having no music! Classical music is hard to blag.

Jeff Hiller
During Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson I accidentally threw a knife in to the audience. You ever accidentally thrown a blunt object at a large group of people who are sitting in the dark? It is an unsettling feeling.

Justin Matthew Sargent
I once had a broom fly out of my hands and shatter a neon light all over the stage. It was epic. Like that moment when the sparks fly at Michael Clark Duncan's face in "The Green Mile."

Alton Fitzgerald White
While playing the role of John in Miss Saigon on Broadway, I was upstairs in my dressing room lifting weights, blasting music and vocalizing. My dresser at the time had mistakenly turned down my monitor so I missed the "places" call for Act 2.

My character opens the act singing "Bui Doi." One of my understudies had to step forward from the choir and sing it. When I heard the music from my dressing room, which was on the 2nd floor, I had an out of body experience! Shock and panic!

I was so mortified that for many years I blanked it out. When the original cast got together last year for our 20 year reunion, some of the guys brought it up and we all laughed about it.