Every Best Actress In A Musical Impersonated By Feisty Young Male

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Well, all of them except two--whose absence the young male explains at the very beginning of the clip.

But sit back, hold on, and get ready for his stellar impersonations of Merman, Martin, Uggams, McKechnie, Holliday, Ebersole, and tons more.

He does no fewer than three Mama Roses. (And the LuPone one will especially slay you with it's harrowing finish.)

And a Dolly, a Mame, a Miss Saigon, an Edie Beale...

No, don't let me give them all away.

This compilation of quickie impressions deserves an award all its own--especially if the young male updates it with last night's winner, Audra McDonald for Audra McDonald's Porgy & Bess.



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12 comments
Queerelle
Queerelle

Yes, this kid will definitely grow up to be Lypsinka, which is a good thing.

Guest
Guest

Is this what Lyspinka would have turned out like if John Epperson had grown up in the age of YouTube?

Wisebear
Wisebear

I'd join him in his bed in a heartbeat. Hot bod, adorable face, and talented!

Starkers
Starkers

It's a shame Barbra didn't win for Funny Girl (or for I Can Get It For You Wholesale). I would have liked to see Young Male do her.

Muscato
Muscato

Tyne Daly's Rose was wonderful, truly, and you never for a moment in the show itself (at least the times I saw it) thought about her voice.  But on record (as proven even more definitively, to my mind, in her Call Me Madam), it's quickly clear that she's an actress, not a belter.  In person, she can carry a role along on her technique and charisma, but, recorded, it's a pretty thin, pushed sound.  I still adore her, and I'm not sure she'd really disagree.

Allen Firth
Allen Firth

Just for the record, Will Swenson isn't the father of the child.  He met  Audra when performing the revival "110 in the Shade" (between stints of "Hair" and "Priscilla....").  Will has children from a previous marriage. But I do agree... it was over the top to the point where I started to FF through my Tivo.

Rlyle
Rlyle

In reply to the ever informative Savannah Montgomery - don't want to seem picky but the one and only Thelma Ritter's line is "What a story! Everything but the blood hounds yappin' at her rear end!" (which I think is a reference to the very melodramatic stage productions of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" where Eliza is seen escaping from the hounds - productions of which Birdie presumably had worked on - or even been in- before becoming a dresser. To Michael: more information please on the incredible Young Male!,

Starkers
Starkers

Agreed. And I love when he did Catherine Zeta-Jones doing Glynis's role, he moved his head a lot as she did in that cokey way. Also amazed at how not great Tyne and Bebe were vocally compared to some of the other winners.

Muscato
Muscato

that was a truly epic Carol Channing, a pitiless Bacall, and a damn fine Glynis Johns.  How many of us can do all that? Also - did it strike anyone else how many of the non-singer ladies, starting with Rosalind Russell, sound surprising like his actual voice?  Startled me a couple of times.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

Some of these are so hilarious I spit out my jamba juice.

Parevnu
Parevnu

Audra McDonald's Porgy & Bess, lol.

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