THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy and Ruthie Henshall (Video)

By Playbill Staff
March 7, 2013

Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, who originated the role of Fosca in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Passion, and Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, who was seen on Broadway in the original cast of the Sondheim revue Putting It Together, celebrate their birthdays March 7. Playbill.com takes a look at their performances.



Murphy is a two-time Tony Award winner for Passion and The King and I; she was Tony-nominated for her work in The People in the Picture, Lovemusik and Wonderful Town. Her other Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Human Comedy and They're Playing Our Song. Visit her page at the Playbill Vault

Henshall has also been seen on Broadway in Miss Saigon and Chicago. Her other credits include Crazy for You (Olivier nomination), She Loves Me (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Marguerite (Olivier nomination), Peggy Sue Got Married (Olivier nomination), Les Misérables, Oliver! and The Woman in White. Visit her page at the Playbill Vault

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Murphy performs "Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce" on the television series "What About Joan." Look closely, that's Tony-nominated Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven composer Scott Frankel at the piano.

Murphy performs "Lucky" from the album "Over the Moon."

 

"Could I Leave You?" from Follies as part of Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.

Murphy's Tony-winning performance in Passion. Here's "I Read."

Performing "Mother Knows Best" in the Stephen Schwartz-scored film musical "Tangled."

A tribute to Chita Rivera at the Kennedy Center Honors, singing the title song from Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Murphy and the cast of Wonderful Town perform on the Tony Awards.

Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips perform from The King and I at the Tony Awards.

Highlights from Murphy's last Broadway outing, The People in the Picture.

 

Murphy and the cast of Passion perform on the Tony Awards.

Henshall's performance of "I Dreamed a Dream":

Henshall sings "Maybe This Time":

"Anything You Can Do," performed by Henshall and John Barrowman:

"Send in the Clowns":

Henshall's performance of "As If We Never Said Goodbye":

Henshall in Putting It Together:

"Everything's Coming Up Roses":

Henshall as Roxie in Chicago:

"Summer Nights," featuring Henshall:

Henshall's performance of "As Long As He Needs Me":