THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Victoria Clark Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
January 10, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience. This week we spotlight the choices of Light in the Piazza Tony winner Victoria Clark, who was most recently seen in a Tony-nominated performance in the new musical Sister Act. (Clark's choices are presented in reverse chronological order.)



Patina Miller in Sister Act.

 

"I know that my choices are supposed to be from the perspective of an audience member, but I was inspired every night by Patina Miller in Sister Act. I looked forward every night to our scenes together and learned from her every day. "

 

 

The Entire Company of The Book of Mormon.

 

"I just saw the matinee this past weekend, and I am a convert!"

 

 

Diane and Brian Sutherland in Ted Shen's A Second Chance at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.

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"A magical evening with touching and real performances."

 

David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance in La Bête

 

"A fantastically shocking amount of freedom and play. A gift."

 

 

Danny Burstein

 

"... in anything! Comic genius, chameleon, heart-breaker."

 

 

Martin Moran in The Tricky Part.

 

"A story about grace, embodied by Marty."

 

 

Mary Beth Peil in Nine.

 

"A perfect marriage of text and music."

 

 

Nigel Hawthorne and Jane Alexander in Shadowlands.

 

"I believed they actually were C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman."

 

 

Leontyne Price singing the Robert Schumann song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben at the Salzburg Music Festival, 1980.

 

"One of the greatest actors I have ever seen."

 

Teresa Stratas in The Bartered Bride, Metropolitan Opera tour in Dallas, TX.

 

"A visceral, athletically acrobatic performance I will remember forever."

 

 

Dawn Prestwich in Mame, The Hockaday School in Dallas, TX, 1978.

 

"Even at 18, she was a confident actor and comedienne who held the stage with ease."