THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Giant Composer Michael John LaChiusa Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
By Andrew Gans
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 five-time Tony-nominated composer-lyricist-librettist Michael John LaChiusa, whose new musical Giant was recently released on CD by Ghostlight Records.
(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)
Merrily We Roll Along (1981, Broadway)
Noises Off (1983, Broadway)
Romance Language (1984, Playwrights Horizons)
Danitra Vance in The Colored Museum (1986, The Public Theater)
Madeline Kahn in The Sisters Rosensweig (1992, Lincoln Center Theater)
Donna Murphy in Passion (1994, Broadway)
The Seven Streams of the River Ota (1996, BAM)
Audra McDonald (Marie Christine, 1999, Broadway) and Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, 2011, Transport Group)
The final performance of The Wild Party (2000, Broadway)
Every actor who's ever been in a show of mine, including my most recent, Giant
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