PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Cinderella's Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker Pick Rodgers & Hammerstein Favorites

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25 Sep 2013

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Rebecca Luker, who star in the Broadway bow of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Cinderella, pick their favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein songs as part of's Playbill Playlist series.

Osnes and Fontana, who were both Tony-nominated for their respective performances of Ella and Topher in Cinderella (which was also Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical), are currently joined by Luker as Marie.

Luker stepped into the role of Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie, the part created by Tony winner Victoria Clark, and will perform through Jan. 19, 2014. Clark is taking a temporary leave to star in Sharr White's The Snow Geese.

Cinderella has music by Rodgers, lyrics by Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob. Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor.

Here, via email, the trio picks their five favorite songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein and tell us why they made the list.

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