PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
29 Apr 2013

Anthony Warlow
Photo by Joan Marcus

Australian actor Anthony Warlow finally made his Broadway debut in the revival of Annie, and his Daddy Warbucks is nothing short of perfection. Warlow, who played the role twice before in Australia, had caught the eye of the show's lyricist (and original director) Martin Charnin, who was so impressed by Warlow's previous Annie outings that he pushed for his hiring. In Annie Warlow paints Oliver Warbucks with a wide palette of colors. "The challenge for me is to find a real flesh-and-blood spirit that embodies a character that, with all due respect — and I've spoken to [librettist] Thomas Meehan about this — was somewhat scantily written," Warlow previously told Playbill.com. His warm "baritenor" sweetens the character of Daddy Warbucks and leaves the audience with a rich and dynamic vocal performance.

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