PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Randy Graff, Julia Murney, Cady Huffman and The Act Cast Pick Favorite Songs by Kander and Ebb

By Michael Gioia
26 Mar 2014

Nikka Graff Lanzarone: "All That Jazz/Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago. This is the YouTube link to the 1997 Tony Award performance of "All That Jazz/Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago. I remember watching it so vividly and thinking "OH MY GOD I HAVE TO SEE THIS SHOW." And, I finally did, in 1998. I was in freaked-out rapture throughout the entire performance and kept looking around to make sure that the audience was actually watching the same show I was. After that, I only had one thought: "please, please, please, please, please let this show run long enough so that maybe one day I get to be in it."

Fast forward 13 years and 15 auditions, and I finally did get to be in it. My agents told me that in person, and they used that YouTube video as I walked into the office to tell me that my dreams were about to become reality. So that's why it's my favorite. I told you it was dorky.