New York City Center, which is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is posting daily highlights from former Encores! and gala productions.
This week's offerings spotlight showstopping numbers. Below, watch two Tony winners bringing down the house in different Encores! productions: Kelli O'Hara sings "I'm Going Back" from the 2010 production of Bells Are Ringing, and Christian Borle, joined by Laura Michelle Kelly, does "The Lambeth Walk" from the 2018 staging of Me and My Girl.
Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, O'Hara played the role of Ella Peterson, the zany telephone answering-service operator, opposite Will Chase as playwright Jeffrey Moss. The Bells Are Ringing cast also included Dylan Baker as Inspector Barnes, Bobby Cannavale as Blake Barton, Judy Kaye as Sue Summers, Brad Oscar as Dr. Kitchell, and David Pittu as Sandor Prantz.
When I asked our current Music Director Rob Berman after our production, his answer was identical. It turns out you can’t get enough.”— New York City Center (@NYCityCenter) May 21, 2020
: Christian Borle and company "The Lambeth Walk"
Encores! Me and My Girl 2018 #EncoresArchives pic.twitter.com/CR5i8xDCiN
Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Rob Berman, Me and My Girl also featured Bill Buell, Chuck Cooper, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, John Horton, Simon Jones, Lisa O’Hare, and Don Stephenson.
The Manhattan venue launched the series March 22 (Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday) with a week of videos from Sondheim musicals. Click here to watch all of the previously released performances.