Fans in the audience of the Dogfightconcert got an extra special treat on May 15. Glee star and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss dropped by the Pasek and Paul show at Joe’s Pub for a surprise performance. Before taking the mic, Criss regaled the crowd with the bromantic story of his pre-Tony nomination day sleepover with his University of Michigan pal (and first time Tony nominee) Benj Pasek. Criss then goes on to perform Pasek and Paul’s haunting song “Do You Remember.” Click below to see this special reunion for yourself.
Kathie Lee & Hoda mentioned running into Darren Criss while seeing “Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike” on Broadway.
Jane Lynch turned to her Glee co-star Darren Criss for advice on tackling the Broadway stage following the hunk’s successful theatre stint as Daniel Radcliffe’s replacement in hit musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
The 26 year old won rave reviews for his portrayal of businessman J. Pierrepont Finch in January, 2012, and Lynch reveals she called on him for tips after accepting an offer to play orphanage manager Miss Hannigan in a New York revival of the musical Annie - and make her debut on Broadway.
The comedienne, who will hit the stage for the first time on Thursday (16May13), tells the New York Daily News, “He told me to concentrate on the show, and to let everything else go by the wayside. He said, ‘Get yourself a team’. I don’t have an assistant or a driver. But I do now.”
The actor also suggested Lynch invest in a good humidifier to protect her voice.
She adds, “I have to keep my vocal cords moist.”