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)?
Monday, February 09, 2009
Attend the Tale of Meeting the Original Cast of Sweeney Todd
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Wow, what an awesome project! I hope you find the other three.
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.
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!
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