THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Closer Than Ever's Christiane Noll Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
June 20, 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 Ragtime Tony nominee Christiane Noll, who is part of the quartet of artists who currently star in the York Theatre Company's production of the Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire revue Closer Than Ever.



Once on This Island

 

"My favorite musical ever. I start crying from the sheer joy of the sound and story as soon as the music starts! By the time 'Mama Will Provide' rolls around, I'm done for!"

Learn more about Once on This Island at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

City of Angels.

 

"This was a show that just left me slack jawed! I'm a huge jazz fan! Angel City 4 starts their Manhattan Transfer thing - wow! Funny, witty, great score - they spoke backwards for goodness sake!!" 

Learn more about City of Angels at the Playbill Vault.

 

Glengarry Glen Ross

"Jeffrey Tambor displayed how an actor can be absolutely captivating without saying much of anything! There was one scene, he hardly had any lines, and I couldn't take my eyes off of him!! Great reminder. Great lesson!!"

Click here to visit Jeffrey Tambor's page at the Playbill Vault.

The Most Happy Fella.

"Full orchestra! The sound - that score!! Gorgeous! There is nothing like hearing a full orchestra! It's part of a great live theatre experience!"

 

 

Wings.

 

"Linda Stephens at the Goodman in Chicago took the audience inside the mind of a stroke victim! Devastating! Just a beautiful performance."  

Click here to visit Linda Stephens' page at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Into the Woods.

"I remember seeing it for the first time and getting to the end of the first act and being completely satisfied! I thought it was done! But happily, there was more! And my love of Sondheim continues!"

Learn more about Into the Woods at the Playbill Vault

 

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

"Ok! There are not many better moments in a theatre for a theatre lover than the first 10 minutes of this show! Thank you, Bob Martin, for bringing such joy and laughter into that space!"

Learn more about The Drowsy Chaperone at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

 

Elaine Stritch at Liberty.

 

"Candor, strength, courage - Stritchy!"

Learn more about Elaine Stritch at Liberty at the Playbill Vault.

 

Barnum.  

 

"Jim Dale walked on a tightrope - come on!! I was obsessed with this score and learned every word to 'The Museum Song.'"

Learn more about Barnum at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Bugs Bunny on Broadway.

 

"The most musical of the Warner Brothers cartoons accompanied by a huge symphony orchestra! The entire audience screamed out, 'Of course you realize this means war!' and you heard that slide guitar - long live the child in all of us!"

Click here to visit Bugs Bunny's page at the Playbill Vault.