As I say in this interview from 2012, the minute I saw the 6’7″(or so) Kyle Scatliffe in Scott Siegel’s Broadway’s Rising Stars, AND heard him sing that powerful, climatic song from “Ragtime”, “Make Them Hear You.” I knew he was going to be a star, so I immediately booked him on “The Stephen Holt Show”.
We catch up with Kyle and his classmate from AMDA Graham Bailey at the Bombay Palace Indian restaurant in the theater district after they’ve just experienced the tremendous luncheon buffet there. ALL YOU CAN EAT! And they did!
Kyle is now about to blow Broadway’s minds with a towering(litereally) performance of the revolutionary Enjolras(sp?)in the about to open revival of “Les Miserables” at the Imperial Theater where “Les Miz” played for soooo many memorable years, making it one of the longest running shows in Broadway history.
Kyle was also just nominated for one of London’s top theater awards for his performance there in “The Scottsboro Boys”. There’s no stopping him now!
Camera & Editing ~ Kevin Teller
At last! And just in time for the Tonys, my Tony nomination prediction show is now up in its entirety on You Tube ~ www.youtube.com/StephenHoltShow
And you can see me and my fellow predictors Scott Siegel and Sherry Eaker give our informed, but VERY different takes on who is going to win what in eight of the top categories Best Actress and Actor in a Musical, Best Actress and Actor in a Play, Best Play and Best Musical.
We also slip in Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical.
Interestingly, we only agreed twice. On Best Musical and Best Revival of a Play! Otherwise, we agreed to disagree. Once, we each had a different choice ~ in Best Actor in a Play! So I guess you could say that THAT is a category that is up for grabs.
We filmed it at the glamourous Indian restaurant the Bombay Palace. In front of its’ very, very famous and very, very large fish tank. The fish stole the show, but its’ black and yellow eel really was the unexpected star.
I hope you enjoy this spirited, intense conversation about the year’s best theater! I know I did!
As you know, I already revealed ONE of my picks in the previous post. Patina Miller as Best Actress in a Musical for “Sister Act.” Scott and Sherry did NOT agree with me…as you’ll see!