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Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Julian Ovenden & Daniel Evans perform “Agony” from INTO THE WOODS

Posted in Musical Mondays on September 19, 2011 by Daddycatcher

British leading men Julian Ovenden and Daniel Evans perform “Agony” from the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods.

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: “Only in New York” from THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Posted in Musical Mondays on September 12, 2011 by Daddycatcher

In honor of the greatest city in the world, Daddycatcher presents the great Sheryl Lee Ralph performing “Only in New York” from Throughly Modern Millie.

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Sara Ramirez belts “Buenos Aires”

Posted in Musical Mondays on September 5, 2011 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: “We Are What We Are” & “I Am What I Am” from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Posted in Musical Mondays on August 29, 2011 by Daddycatcher

Gotta love some singing drag queens!

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Brent Barrett and Michael Jeter in GRAND HOTEL

Posted in Musical Mondays on August 22, 2011 by Daddycatcher

File this under: Musicals that Need a Broadway Revival!

This musical is based on a 1929 German novel by Vicki Baum, which in turn was adapted into the 1932 all-star MGM film, Grand Hotel.

The show focuses on events that take place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of various guests of the hotel.  It was directed and choreographed by the legendary Tommy Tune.  The musical is a reworking of a previous work entitled At the Grand, with music by Robert Wright and George Forrest and a book by Luther Davis.  Tune brought it Peter Stone to re-work the book and Maury Yeston (Nine) to compose additional songs while revising others.

Below is a clip from the 1990 Tony Awards.  The song performed is “We’ll Take a Glass Together.”  It features Brent Barrett as Baron Felix Von Gaigern (“a noble man and a thief”) and Michael Jeter as Otto Kringelein (“a bookkeeper looking for life”).  Jeter won the Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance.

And yes, that is Jane Krakowski at the beginning!

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: “I Still Believe” from MISS SAIGON

Posted in Musical Mondays on August 15, 2011 by Daddycatcher

Lea Salonga and Claire Moore perform “I Still Believe” on a London talk show in 1989.  They both appeared in the original London production of Miss Saigon.  Salonga eventually picked up a Tony Award for her performance as Kim in the Broadway production in 1991.

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Jonathan Groff – “Larger Than Life” from MY FAVORITE YEAR

Posted in Musical Mondays on August 8, 2011 by Daddycatcher

Jonathan Groff sings “Larger than Life” from the 1992 Flaherty and Ahrens musical, My Favorite Year.