caughellrhymeswithgoggle: Of course, y'all know my king #Mcm is always @tim.the.real.boy . But today I’d like to give a shout out to @thelucassteele & @nickchoksi ! These gents were SO fun to work with, and SO kind and really looked out for me when I went on for Helene! As an understudy, a “yes and” scene partner that shoves with love is invaluable, and I got more than one! Sending love to them today💚💚 #greatdudes #luckygirl#helennedy #throwback#thegreatcometof1812 #broadway#manwich

  • Lin Manuel-Miranda: *reads a historical book and decides to turn it into a cutting edge revolutionary musical with a modern music style as well as star in the musical himself*
  • American Theatre Wing: omg he's amazing and this musical is the best wow all of the awards
  • Dave Malloy: *reads a historical book and decides to turn it into a cutting edge revolutionary musical combining modern and traditional styles of music and barely even has any spoken words in it and writes all of the music and orchestrations and stars in it himself and continuously makes changes and improvements for years for each new production of the show until it finally reaches broadway as the absolute best version of the show it can be*
  • American Theatre Wing: I can't read suddenly I don't know

Someone: Have you ever witnessed a crime?

Me (In a bitter tone, thinking about the 2017 Tony Awards): Something like that…

Better Names for Broadway Stars:
  • Ben Fankhauser: Riff Daddy
  • Pippa Soo: Perfection
  • Aaron Tveit: Marry Me
  • Andrew Rannells: Leo's Successor #givetheguyatony
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Sunshine Personified
  • Jonathan Groff: The Best
  • Sydney Lucas: Unnaturally Talented
  • Lucas Steele: Anatole-y Crap What a Range
  • Idina Menzel: Just a Volcano Full of Power
  • Carmen Cusack: Underrated
  • Skylar Astin: Broadway to Pitch Perfect
  • Ben Platt: Pitch Perfect to Broadway
  • Mike Faist: The Sass
  • John Gallagher, Jr.: Sad Sad Sad Sad
  • Debbie Reynolds: The Matriarch
  • Gene Kelly: Magical Granddaddy
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Well, comrades… We’ve had our fun! Lived, laughed and loved! Friends of my youth, when shall we meet again?

(insp.)

My favorite thing is theater critics attempting to describe Lucas Steele as Anatole

“Enter the peacocking rogue Anatole (Lucas Steele, a platinum-blond knife-blade who looks like he could have kept One Direction together singlehandedly).”

-Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“Anatole (Lucas Steele, so wickedly sexy he should be arrested) is a preening peacock with a platinum-blond faux-hawk, given a flashy rock-star entrance

-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“Steele is charismatic as the cocky hedonist, haughtily tearing through scenes like a Disney prince off his meds.

-Robert Kahn, NBC 4

"Anatole — portrayed by Lucas Steele with irrepressible rock-star vanity and the hair of a platinum woodpecker.”

-Linda Winer, Newsday

"Lucas Steele, for instance, is ideal as the Anatole conceived here: a rock star in skintight pants and a cantilevered pompadour.”

-Jesse Green, Vulture

"Lucas Steele performs the devilishly handsome Anatole with a cocky swagger that is just as effective on this recording as it is in person at the Imperial Theatre. Steele’s sex-infused instrument uses sublime delicacy to woo Natasha and listeners alike, allowing audiences to understand how he could sweep the young girl away.”

-David Clarke, Broadway World

"Steele’s Anatole Kuragin, the androgynous Casanova with a platinum pompadour who sweeps onto the stage with a David Bowie swagger and an introductory line in the opening song that tells the audience almost everything we need to know about him: “Anatole is hot. He spends his money on women and wine.”

-Dana Schwartz, The Observer

"Steele comes across as a Disney prince who plunged into New York City in an Enchanted­-like scenario

-Dana Schwartz, The Observer

"Lucas Steele plays Anatole as a Disney villain—sky-high pompadour, skin-tight pants, slinkily thrust hips, and a singing voice that soars and swoops”

-Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc

"Anatole’s played by Lucas Steele, who reminds me a bit of a young Val Kilmer (Think Top Secret, not Top Gun)

-Laura LaVelle, Newswhistle


Basically it’s the best.

THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW THE TONYS ARE TOMORROW

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“I love mess, mistakes, the fragility of live performance. I try to build productions that feel on the edge of spiraling into chaos at any moment, though in fact my work is profoundly controlled.” Rachel Chavkin, director of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

The company of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 performs at the 71st Tony Awards.

me: okay it’s getting late, I’m going to try to go to sleep

my brain, at full volume: NATALIE NATALIE NATALIE I MUST LOVE YOU OR DIE NATALIE NATALIE NATALIE IF YOU LOVE ME SAY YES

“THE OPERA” - Anatol’s electrifying entrance.

This is one of many clips I made as a tribute to Comet on its last week. The clip is taken from one of the cast interviews that is up on the Great Comet YouTube channel. The audio is added by me, sometimes synchronized, sometimes not. I tried my best.