THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy and Ruthie Henshall (Video)
07 Mar 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.
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.
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.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!