Star Quality: Broadway's Best Belting

By Ben Rimalower
19 Apr 2014



Laurie Beechman

4. Laurie Beechman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I can only dream of what brilliant performances might have been if the late, great Laurie Beechman had not been taken from us too soon. As it is, she left behind a legacy of stellar belting performances, including her Tony-nominated turn as the Narrator in the original Broadway production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. There's so much to love in Beechmas's "Joseph," including enormous notes that explode out of her mouth and full voice high notes that defy the laws of physics, but best of all is the warm, expressive tone, unmistakably Laurie, that pervades the cast album and makes you feel like a little kid lucky enough to be told a story by such a wonderful person.

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