is best known for originating the Broadway roles of Rum Tum
Tugger in Cats, Javert in Les Misérables (Tony
Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical), and the Beast in
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer
Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical).
His directing credits include such regional productions as
1776, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly,
Gypsy, Funny Girl, Show Boat, Camelot,
Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Dream Girls and
Pirates of Penzance. He is the past Artistic Director of The
North Carolina Theatre.
Terry's first job, upon graduating from The North Carolina
School of the Arts, was with Raleigh's Theatre In The Park.
While with the theatre, Terry played such roles as Tybalt in
ROMEO & JULIET and Petruchio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
He was an original castmember in TIP's first production of A
CHRISTMAS CAROL (he composed the music for ONCE A YEAR,
the song still sung by the Cratchit family). Terry directed
THE LOST COLONY - America's oldest outdoor drama - for
two seasons. He is currently appearing in LENNON on
don't know if I've ever seen a picture of him in Rocky Horror (right).
This was also the year that the stage version of Blake Edwards'
Victor/Victoria opened on Broadway and was also snubbed big time by
the Tony awards. On the day the nominations came out, Julie Andrews was so
upset that her fellow cast members did not receive acting nominations,
she actually made a speech at the next curtain call. She told the audience that she
felt the show and its cast truly deserved Tony nods, so she had decided
not to accept her nomination. On the day of the Tony awards telecast, David Merrick took an ad out in
the New York Times. It was maybe five by seven inches and all it said was:
Julie, Dinner At 9? David
All this backstage brouhaha served as great material for that year's
host, Nathan Lane. In fact, he made his first entrance dressed as
Ms. Andrews in Victor/Victoria drag and made biting comments about both Andrews and
Marshall has a lot of clout since he directed the Academy-Award-winning movie version of Chicago. To
his credit, he's using that clout to help revive the movie-musical
genre. There was talk recently that Marshall was thinking about making
a film of Pippin, but it seems safe to assume that Nine will preempt that project....
The lyrics to "America" were substantially changed for the movie. There
had been complaints that the Broadway version was too belittling to
Puerto Ricans, in that the song mainly ridiculed Puerto Rico and Puerto
Ricans. The movie lyrics emphasize the racism and discrimination that
Puerto Ricans were subjected to in America.