8. "I Don't Want To Know" from Dear World
It's been said that Angela Lansbury's thrilling delivery of "I Don't Want To Know" in the original Broadway production of Dear World is what won her the 1969 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. In fairness, Lansbury sang the daylights out of several stunning Jerry Herman songs in Dear World, including my personal favorites, "Each Tomorrow Morning" and "Kiss Her Now," but the power of "I Don't Want To Know" is inarguable. The dark self-awareness and willful denial make for dynamic drama, and Herman musically hit it out of the park.
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