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See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

The Lion King Character Study series kicks off with Patrick R. Brown. Watch how he describes Scar’s evil actions, and how his costume and makeup design work to make Scar sharp and unlovable.

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Watch Rob McClure’s Cane-Swinging, Tightrope-Walking Chaplin Metamorphosis

Watch Rob McClure’s Cane-Swinging, Tightrope-Walking Chaplin Metamorphosis

Eight shows a week, Chaplin star Rob McClure transforms into the Little Tramp at the Barrymore Theatre. Broadway.com went to his dressing room to find out why “there’s nothing more rewarding” than portraying the legendary icon.

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See Nice Work Star Judy Kaye’s Regal Transformation Into Estonia Dulworth, the Duchess of Woodford

See Nice Work Star Judy Kaye’s Regal Transformation Into Estonia Dulworth, the Duchess of Woodford

Judy Kaye earned her second Tony Award for her portrayal of duchess-turned-prohibitionist Estonia Dulworth in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Find out why stepping into Estonia's “wonderful clothes” makes Kaye feel like a kid again.

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Watch Evita Star Michael Cerveris’ ‘Mysterious’ Transformation Into Juan Peron

Watch Evita Star Michael Cerveris’ ‘Mysterious’ Transformation Into Juan Peron

Tony winner Michael Cerveris is nominated again this year for his arresting portrayal of Argentine President Juan Peron in Evita. Go behind the scenes with Cerveris to see how yoga, vinyl records and photos help him transform into the famed leader.

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Character Study: See Jackie Burns Become Wicked’s Beautiful Witch Elphaba

Character Study: See Jackie Burns Become Wicked’s Beautiful Witch Elphaba

Eight years ago, Jackie Burns sat in the second row of the Gershwin Theatre and watched Idina Menzel play Elphaba in Wicked, and now she’s living her dream playing the green girl herself. “She’s helped me be strong in my own convictions,” Burns said of her iron-willed character. “She’s been an outcast her whole life and she’s dealt with ...

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Character Study: See Paul Nolan Combine Love, Anger, Joy and Hair to Become Jesus Christ Superstar

Character Study: See Paul Nolan Combine Love, Anger, Joy and Hair to Become Jesus Christ Superstar

When Paul Nolan is making his powerful transition into the title character in Jesus Christ Superstar eight times as week, it’s as much an emotional transformation as a physical one. “Some nights I come in to play Jesus and I feel deeply sad,” he says, “And sometimes I’m way too happy to play Jesus Christ. But I use it ...

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Character Study: See Other Desert Cities' Judith Light Transform into ‘Flamboyant’ Aunt Silda

Character Study: See Other Desert Cities' Judith Light Transform into ‘Flamboyant’ Aunt Silda

Some might say that recovering alcoholic and meddling aunt Silda Grauman is the most tragic figure in Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed drama Other Desert Cities, but as embodied by Emmy Award winner Judith Light, she is also perhaps the most fascinating. The actress says she is “the most blessed girl on Broadway” to have the opportunity to embody Silda on ...

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Character Study: See Sister Act’s Patina Miller Get Glitzy in Her Deloris Van Cartier ‘Drag’

Character Study: See Sister Act’s Patina Miller Get Glitzy in Her Deloris Van Cartier ‘Drag’

It takes more than just thigh-high boots and false eyelashes for Sister Act star Patina Miller to reinvent herself as the truly fabulous Deloris Van Cartier. As Miller layers on the glittery eyeshadow, she digs deep to bring to life a character who is herself a reinvention. Miller says Deloris changed her name from Doris Carter in her quest to ...

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Character Study: Watch Rock of Ages Star Jeremy Woodard Be Reborn as Rock God Stacee Jaxx

Character Study: Watch Rock of Ages Star Jeremy Woodard Be Reborn as Rock God Stacee Jaxx

Most stars on Broadway are living out a childhood dream every night, but Rock of Ages' Jeremy Woodard is living out two: he gets to be a stage star and and rock legend. Woodard, who plays over-the-top frontman Stacee Jaxx in the musical, goes through quite a transformation from 21st century actor to 1980s rock legend.  Leopard print ...

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Character Study: Watch Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Morph from 'Middle-Aged Man' to Fetching Feminine Star

Character Study: Watch Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Morph from 'Middle-Aged Man' to Fetching Feminine Star

When Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tony nominee Tony Sheldon sits down at his dressing room table at Broadway's Palace Theatre, he's a self-proclaimed "gray-haired middle-aged man." By the time he's ready to take the stage, Sheldon has bloomed into glamorous nightclub singer Bernadette. To get himself in the proper spirit, Sheldon covers his walls with posters of classic ...

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