Their Favorite Things: Big River Tony Nominee Michael McElroy Shares His Theatregoing Experiences | Playbill

Favorite Things Their Favorite Things: Big River Tony Nominee Michael McElroy Shares His Theatregoing Experiences Big River Tony nominee Michael McElroy is the founder and director of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices, who will perform in concert Feb. 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill featuring special guests Billy Porter, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and more. McElroy, whose Broadway credits also include The Wild Party and Rent, shares the performances that most affected him as part of the audience.
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Favorite Show: The Light in the Piazza

Every aspect of this show was at the highest level: cast, set, lights, costumes, music, book, theatre. All of it. Saw it five times.

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Favorite Show: Fun Home

Loved it Off-Broadway, and the re-imagined staging on Broadway added a depth and intimacy to the experience.

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Favorite Play: Hand to God

Love the irreverence, and this play went way beyond what I was expecting.

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Favorite Musical: It Shoulda Been You

To watch Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris is a study in acting and comedy. And I didn’t know the surprise plot twist, so I was floored.

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Favorite Score: The Bridges of Madison County

Love Jason Robert Brown’s music. This score and Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale’s performances masterfully combined the art of singing, acting and embodying humanity onstage.

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Favorite Off-Broadway Play: Whorl Inside a Loop at Second Stage Theater

Brilliant, brilliant storytelling by an amazing collection of actors. Loved this play.

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Favorite Show: Allegiance

This story was not a part of my history lessons in school ever. Theater has the ability to hold up a mirror to what we were and what we have or haven’t learned as human beings. And seeing this population tell this powerful story is amazing to me.

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Favorite Show: Hamilton

Life changing. Telling the story of our country’s history through rap with this population of actors portraying our founding fathers was extraordinary.

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Camryn Manheim in Spring Awakening

Her performance as Wendla’s mom was heartbreaking.

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Favorite Play: Our Lady of Kibeho at Signature Theatre

Katori Hall! Love her writing and storytelling. Love learning about who we are as human beings, the atrocities we inflict and the patterns we doom ourselves to repeat.

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