Star Quality: Broadway's Best Belting

By Ben Rimalower
19 Apr 2014

8. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Side Show

These two girls made magic together. Their two big duets from Side Show, "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" and "I Will Never Leave You," are straight-up candy for the ear. I can't listen to them just once. They've made concert appearances together, recorded duet albums (and were even both cast in James Joyce's The Dead) as well as going on to successful separate careers, but Side Show was a defining moment.

Honorable Mention: Alice Ripley, Next to Normal

Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley in Side Show.
photo by Joan Marcus