All hail Joel Grey!
|Grey and star Sutton Foster singing |
"Friendship" in Anything Goes.
|"Mr. Cellophane," from the |
|Robert Morse wasn't Wonderful|
as Wicked's Wizard; Grey took
the role to Broadway.
|There is no duet for Sally and Emcee in the original Cabaret, so "Money, Money" was written for the film. It has since been added to the stage show.|
|It was said that Grey won his Oscar|
because The Godfather boys
cancelled each other out.
|Joel owes at least part of his Oscar to director Bob Fosse, whose unique camera angles added to the sinister perspective of the Emcee.|
|Bernadette Peters played George M 's sister.|
But his act, even back then, had a decidedly musical comedy bent, so it was inevitable that he would end up in legitimate musical theatre. You can certainly see the beginnings of a song-and-dance man here. He is so young and ingratiating in this clip, one can forgive the cheesiness of the material. In honor of Joel Grey's 80th birthday, enjoy: