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 singing actor Paul Alexander Nolan, who has starred on Broadway in Once, Jesus Christ Superstar and Doctor Zhivago, and who will be seen in the new musical Daddy Long Legs, which begins previews Sept. 10 Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre.
Jessie Mueller – yes, she really was that good. Saw it in previews. Sign me up for working with her, please! And, I hear Chilina Kennedy is just as good or better.
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Kyle Riabko. That guy is a star. I saw it when I was rehearsing for Once and nearly quit the business that night after seeing him. I didn't (quit the business) 'cause I still had debts to pay off. But if I ever see him again, I'm definitely quitting the business and offering guided tours of the Newfoundland wilderness.
When The Great Comet opened in November, no one knew it would end up the most Tony-nominated show of the season. Steele gives us an inside view of the Broadway opening before the praise came pouring in.