THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner and Silence! Star Shuler Hensley Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
June 13, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Tony winner Shuler Hensley, who is currently playing a limited engagement in Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical as Dr. Hannibal Lecter through June 24. Visit SilenceTheMusical.com.



Colm Wilkinson and Terrence Mann in Les Miz

 

"Waited in line seven hours for three tix! Two minutes before curtain, I got third row center seats! Pure magic!"

Learn more about Colm Wilkinson and Terrence Mann at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in The Crucible.

 

"The true art of subtlety, those two! Back of house but felt every vibration!" 

Learn more about Liam Neeson and Laura Linney at the Playbill Vault.

 

Patti LuPone in Anything Goes

"Sheer joy and exuberance! Smiled the whole show!"

Click here to visit Patti LuPone's page at the Playbill Vault.

Michael Jeter in Grand Hotel.

"Unequalled physical talent! What he could do with his body!!!"

Learn more about Michael Jeter at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

John Malkovich in Burn This.

 

"Best entrance I've ever seen!! Could not breathe!"  

Click here to visit John Malkovich's page at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Patrick Stewart in The Tempest (in the Park).

"Saw it with a real thunderstorm above!! The voice of God!"

Visit Patrick Stewart's page at the Playbill Vault

 

 

The Producers (Final Dress Rehearsal). 

"Everyone felt something special was being made! Everything and everyone were made for their parts!!!"

Learn more about The Producers at the Playbill Vault.
 

 

 

 

Frank Langella and Alan Bates in Fortune's Fool.

 

"Two masters sparring and loving every moment."

Learn more about Frank Langella and Alan Bates at the Playbill Vault.

 

Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz in Death of a Salesman.  

 

"Felt like both bodies would explode!! I thought that they both were going to collapse! Mesmerizing!!!"

Learn more about Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Manoel Felciano in Sweeney Todd.

 

"I always love surprises! I could not take my eyes off him! Fantastic!"

Click here to visit Manoel Felciano's page at the Playbill Vault.


 

The whole cast of the original Big River.

 

"The first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was so moved and inspired!! I knew that was something I wanted to do!! "

Learn more about Big River at the Playbill Vault.