Their Favorite Things: Once and Daddy Long Legs Star Paul Alexander Nolan Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Once and Daddy Long Legs Star Paul Alexander Nolan Shares His Theatregoing Experiences'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.

Paul Alexander Nolan
Paul Alexander Nolan


Cristin Milioti and Steve Kazee. I know I did the show, but I can still be a fan. Best thing I've ever seen. A perfect musical.


Miss Honey and Matilda. I forget who I saw, but the love story between them made me cry all night.


Gabe Ebert. Astounding. A great artist.

On the Twentieth Century

Andy Karl! Come ON, he was perfection in that!!

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Bryce Pinkham had me in the palm of his hand.

Parade at Lincoln Center 

Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti. I know it was in concert, but wow were they good. Heartbreaking.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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.

What's It all About? Bacharach Reimagined (Off-Broadway)

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.

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