PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Star in the Title Role of the Upcoming HBO Biopic "Madame Rose"? Readers Respond

By Jared Clough
23 Mar 2014

Bette Midler
Photo by Jonathan Pushnik

Tracey Chiriboga Bette Midler.

James Burris Bette Midler hands down.

Lee Waters Bette Midler.

James Grimes Bette Midler....because she's the Queen of All Things.

Shannon Rose Ryan Six Bette would be a natural.

Midler, who recently made her Academy Awards performing debut, starred as Rose in the 1993 television movie version of Gypsy, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. The Grammy-winning artist was most recently on Broadway in the solo show I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.