THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Broadway's Leslie Kritzer Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
August 28, 2013

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 Broadway singing actress Leslie Kritzer, whose stage credits include Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Elf, The Memory Show and, most recently, Nobody Loves You.



(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

 

Lily Tomlin in The Search for Intelligent Signs of Life in the Universe

 

"As a solo performer, I was mesmerized and taken aback by her. There are no words to describe the genius of Lily Tomlin."

 

 

Olympia Dukakis in Rose

 

"She sat on a bench for almost two hours and did nothing but tell the story. Such a master class in acting."

 

 

Amy Morton in August: Osage County
 

 

"I have never cried at the end of an act harder in my life than I did at the end of Act 2. I have never had such an immediate emotional response in the theatre as I did during this play, and her performance is one I will never forget."

Fiona Shaw in The Testament of Mary and Medea

 

"Both performances were out of control and fearless. Anything she does is amazing."

 

 

Bette Midler in I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers

 

"People had mixed feelings about the play. I didn't care. I loved the character of Sue Mengers, and I just love Bette Midler. She could read me the phone book and make it interesting. Plus it's the only time I've seen her live, so it was extra special." 

 

 

Faith Prince in A Catered Affair

 

"Even though I was in this show, I technically watched her every night, and she was incredible. Fearless and vulnerable. I owe a lot to this lady."

 

Edie Falco in Side Man

 

"This is one of my favorite plays, and I saw it eight times. The entire cast was terrific, but Edie Falco was truly a star. The second she hit the stage I fell in love with her."

 

Jan Maxwell in Follies

 

"She just blew me away. Worth the price of admission just for that alone."

Thomas Sadoski in Reasons To Be Pretty

 

"One of the most talented actors out there. Such a great performance."