Monday, February 09, 2009

Attend the Tale of Meeting the Original Cast of Sweeney Todd

I'm slowly but surely meeting all of the original cast members of Sweeney Todd. Winter nights seem to be best for such an endeavor. Tonight, February 9, 2009, I met Ken Jennings! He was the original Tobias.

On February 4, 2008, I met Sweeney himself, Len Cariou.

On February 11, 2007, I met Victor Garber, the original Anthony.

On February 21, 2006, I met Sarah Rice. She was the original Johanna.

On January 26, 2006, I met Angela Lansbury, the original Mrs. Lovett, for the first time.

That just leaves four characters. I guess I need to wander over to the Billy Elliot stage door to meet the original Beggar Woman, Merle Louise.

Anybody know where I can find Edmund Lyndeck (Judge Turpin), Joaquin Romaguera (Pirelli) and Jack Eric Williams (the Beadle)?

3 comments:

Esther said...

Wow, what an awesome project! I hope you find the other three.

chris caggiano said...

Sarah, my love.

An admirable ambition. But I'm afraid you're going to need a medium to meet Jack Eric Williams. He passed away. There's a song about him, including his memorial service, in the William Finn song cycle Elegies.

Good luck with the rest of the cast.

--cc

SarahB said...

Esther, this isn't a project - it's just occurred to me that it has sort of happened.

Chris, thanks for the info about Jack Eric. I love recording of Eligies and never put two and two together that it was about him. Thank you!