Playbill TravelTony Nominee Will Swenson Surprises Guests Aboard Broadway on the Rhine RiverThe Broadway veteran appeared as a surprise star aboard Playbill Travel’s August adventure.
August 21, 2017
Unbeknownst to Broadway on the Rhine River cruise goers, Playbill Travel had some surprises in store for the most recent European luxury getaway.
Tony nominee Will Swenson—of Waitress, Les Misérables, Hair, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame—hopped on board the S.S. Antoinette as a bonus to the star-studded roster that included Guys and Dolls Tony winner Faith Prince, Tony nominees Terrence Mann (Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Cats), Charlotte d’Amboise (A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), Santino Fontana (Cinderella), and Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns (In The Heights).
Swenson climbed on board Thursday, August 17 in Boppard, Germany, to guests’ delight. In addition to sharing backstage stories about him and his wife, six-time Tony-winning sensation Audra McDonald, in Saturday’s Chatterbox with Seth Rudetsky, Swenson also sang “Pirate King” from The Pirates of Penzance. The actor played Javert in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables, and Mann originated the role during the premiere Broadway run. The two challenged each other to a “Javert-off” in a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
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