Musical of the Month:
The Drowsy Chaperone
DANNY BURSTEIN (Adolpho): Currently, he's generating a lot of awards buzz for his boisterous, over-the-top turn as Zidler, owner and emcee of the Moulin Rouge! But he's been no stranger to the stage since Drowsy. There have been plays: Golden Boy and The Snow Geese. Musical revivals: South Pacific, Follies, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady. And (a personal favorite) a new musical: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Along the way, including Drowsy, he's been honored with 6 Tony Award nominations!
GEORGIA ENGEL (Mrs. Tottendale): Sadly, The Drowsy Chaperone was her final Broadway appearance, though she was a part of the out of town tryout of Gotta Dance. Ms. Engel passed away in 2019.
SUTTON FOSTER (Janet Van De Graaff): A modern Broadway legend, Sutton Foster remains a regular on the New York stage. Following her Tony-nominated turn in Drowsy, she's been seen in Young Frankenstein, Shrek: The Musical (Tony nom), Anything Goes (Tony Award - Best Actress), and Violet (Tony nom). Off-Broadway, she appeared in a much talked about revival of Sweet Charity. Next up: a little show called The Music Man, with Hugh Jackman.
EDWARD HIBBERT (Underling): Since Drowsy, this fantastic character actor has appeared on Broadway in Curtains, Mrs. Warren's Profession, It Shoulda Been You, and Something Rotten!
TROY BRITTON JOHNSON (Robert Martin): He hasn't been seen since.
EDDIE KORBICH (George): Since Drowsy, he's played a judge (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), a doctor (Breakfast at Tiffany's), Santa Claus (A Christmas Story) and... a seagull! (The Little Mermaid) Talk about range!
GARTH KRAVITS and JASON KRAVITS (Gangster #2 and Gangster #1): Each Kravits has returned to Broadway just once since Drowsy. Garth was in Gettin' the Band Back Together; Jason was in Relatively Speaking.
BETH LEAVEL (The Drowsy Chaperone): The lady has been busy since winning a Tony Award as the title character! Her Broadway appearances include Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, Elf, Baby It's You! (Tony nom), Bandstand and The Prom (Tony nom).
KECIA LEWIS-EVANS (Trix): Since her Drowsy days as the aviatrix, Ms. Lewis-Evans has been seen on Broadway in Chicago, Leap of Faith and Children of a Lesser God.
BOB MARTIN (Man in Chair): Not only did he win a Tony for Best Book of a Musical, Martin was also nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Drowsy. In the years since, he's written the book for Elf, and was again nominated for a Best Book for his work on The Prom.
JENNIFER SMITH (Kitty): Ms. Smith is the quintessential Broadway ensemblist. In a career that goes all the way back to the mid-80s and the original production of La Cage aux Folles. Since her time in Drowsy, she has added five more credits to her resume: A Tale of Two Cities, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Tuck Everlasting and Anastasia.
LENNY WOLPE (Feldzieg): His most recent credits include Wicked (national tour and Broadway) and Bullets Over Broadway.
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