Thursday, April 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Listen, the first time I was given the opportunity to sing that song (Everything's Coming Up Roses) was in the revival of Gypsy in 1973. I remember so well our first preview and experiencing something on that stage unlike anything that I've ever felt before and of course, it was complete and abject terror. I kept thinking, this show isn't mine, it belongs to someone else. But somewhere near the end of the first act, in the middle of that song, I said, okay, this is fine. Sure that song had belonged to Ethel Merman and someday it would belong to someone else again. But just for that moment, it was mine, with apologies to Mr. Styne and Mr. Sondheim.

Angela Lansbury, The Tony Awards, 1989

Watch and prepare to be dazzled!

No comments: