THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Big Fish Star Bobby Steggert Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
December 11, 2013

Playbill.com's 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 Bobby Steggert, who is currently starring in the new Broadway musical Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre through Dec. 29.



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

 

Tonya Pinkins in Caroline, or Change
 

"A raw, uncompromising, seriously heartbreaking portrayal."

 

 

Black Watch

 

"The most inventive, original and moving theatre I've seen in New York."

 

Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

"It was the first time I understood George's deep love and admiration for Martha, underneath all the more obvious anger."

 

Twelfth Night at the Delacorte

 

"A perfect night in the theatre."

 

 

Amy Morton in August: Osage County

 

"Proof in the power of simple, straight-forward, no-frills honesty." 

 

 

Tony Shalhoub in Golden Boy

 

"He was somehow intensely theatrical and utterly real all at once."

 

Audra McDonald in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

 

"As always, down and dirty, and unafraid of the dark."

 

David Hyde Pierce in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

 

"One of the most generous performances I've ever seen - he's a true ensemble actor, and his power is in observation."

Julie White in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 
 

"She made an already great play better."

 

 

Donna Murphy in Anyone Can Whistle 

 

"Out of its mind in the best of ways."

 

 

The Pillowman

 

"Terrifying, addicting, fascinating and beautiful."

 

 

Denis O'Hare in Take Me Out

 

 

"True comic genius and infectious spirit."

 

 

 

Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party

 

 

"A seriously underrated production with such brave, odd, ballsy performances across the board."


 

 

 

Boyd Gaines in Gypsy

 

 

"The heart and ground of that production (and my acting hero)."