Based on your votes last week, the winner for best male role in the musical theatre is a tie. Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd and Bobby in Company each received 38% of the vote; both are roles in Stephen Sondheim shows. Coincidence? I think not. The leading men in the big British imports fell next in line with Jean Valjean in Les Miserables receiving 27% and the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera receiving 22%. The Music Man's Harold Hill came next at 16% followed by Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz with 11%, The King from The King and I with 5% and Billy from Billy Elliot, Emile de Becque from South Pacific and Claude from Hair tied for last with zero votes.
This week's poll will go up later this afternoon. All of you dancers out there will like this one...hint, hint.