Thursday, October 05, 2006

Know your legends...

As previously mentioned, I talked to Barbara Cook and Harvey Evans at the Met's Open House & Dress Rehearsal for Madama Butterfly. Well, of course, I'm already an A student in Diva History...but I didn't even make a C- on the Legend Test that day. Harvey Evans
was a farm boy in Gypsy. Yeah, that's right THE ORIGINAL GYPSY with The Merm! He made his Broadway debut as a dancer in New Girl in Town in 1957. He went on to be in West Side Story, Redhead, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, Anyone Can Whistle (a Cookie! with Angie!), George M! (with Bernadette!), Our Town, The Boy Friend, Follies (young Ben!), Sextet, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Oklahoma!...can I take a make-up test? So, he was never nominated for any awards and didn't really play leads, but COME ON! Just look at that list of shows. He was there and he was a part of it all. I saw him perform at Wall to Wall Sondheim and Children and Art last year.

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