THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Spider-Man Star Robert Cuccioli Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
December 12, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Robert Cuccioli, the singing actor best known for his Tony Award-nominated turn in the titular dual roles of Jekyll and Hyde, who recently returned to Broadway as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in the high-flying musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. His new solo album, "The Look of Love," is also now available by visiting Amazon.com, iTunes and CDbaby.com.



(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

 

Janet McTeer - A Doll's House

 

"She's statuesque, an incredible actress and a commanding presence. It was a daring and magnificent performance."

 

 

Savion Glover - Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk

 

"He is such a charismatic and passionately expressive dancer with lightning for feet. I couldn't take my eyes off him."

 

 

John Malkovich - Burn This

 

"Malkovich gave a dynamic, dangerous, on-the-edge-of-your-seat performance. I had no idea what that man was going to do next."

Jim Dale - Me And My Girl

 

"Jim is a master of all trades: Actor Singer, Dancer and extraordinary physical comedian. He did a bit involving an enormous robe that had me in tears I was laughing so hard. I'd see this man in anything."

 

 

Betty Buckley - Gypsy (Paper Mill Playhouse)

 

"I was in awe as I watched her do 'Rose's Turn.' This was a fierce performance through and through."

 

 

Christopher Plummer - Barrymore

 

"One of my favorite actors of all time. I'd pay to watch him read the phone book. His performance was a brilliant command of the stage and an audience."

 

 

Alan Rickman - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

 

"Beautifully crafted, sexually cunning performance. Another actor I would watch again and again, just to learn from."

 

 

Michael Crawford - The Phantom of the Opera

 

"His performance was something I'd never seen before. How he had to use his hands, voice and body because he wasn't able to use facial expression. And how eerily he used his voice. It was a chilling and touching performance."

Derek Jacobi - Breaking The Code

 

"He's just a brilliant actor with a commanding stage presense. This was an incredible performance."

 

 

Philip Bosco - Lend Me A Tenor

 

"He was loud, brash and watching him go utterly mad as things spun more and more out of his control was hilarious."