Lena Horne in The Lady and Her Music
Alan Cumming in Cabaret
Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd
Mark Rylance — in everything — but in Boeing-Boeing if I had to pick one
I've seen everything he's done on Broadway and consider him our finest living stage actor. So hard to choose one role, but I always appreciate comedy. His Richard III was revelatory in that regard.
Al Pacino in American Buffalo
He is always electric on stage. This performance at Circle in the Square downtown was like having him perform in your living room.
Vanessa Redgrave in A Long Day's Journey Into Night
Hugh Jackman in Back on Broadway
We first discovered him in Oklahoma! in London and left asking, “Who was that guy playing Curly?” Soon, everyone knew. An all-around entertainer in this show, totally charming.
Matthew Broderick in Torch Song Trilogy
We saw it Off Off-Broadway when it ran over four hours. We liked the play a lot but again left asking, “Who was that kid?” I think he was 17, and it was a thrilling debut.
Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century
Another perfect match of performer and role. I can't imagine anyone doing it better.