THROWBACK THURSDAY: From 1996-2001, Rosie O’Donnell was well known as the QUEEN OF NICE with her 6 year/season Emmy winning daytime talk show on NBC entitled The Rosie O’Donnell Show. On the show, she invited everyone from our Broadway backyard, Film, TV, Music, and much more. For those who may not know, Rosie is the ultimate fan and supporter of ALL BROADWAY SHOWS!!!

In 2001, she ended her talk show wanting take time off to be with her kids. For the opening of the final episode of the talk show, cast members of various Broadway shows running at the time came together to say farewell parodying lyrics to their shows.

The shows that participated were…

Thoroughly Modern Millie (featuring Tony winner Sutton Foster)
Beauty and the Beast,
Chicago The Musical,
The Producers (featuring Tony nominee Brad Oscar),
42nd Street,
The Phantom of the Opera (featuring James Romick),
The Lion King – Musical
Aida – The Musical,
MAMMA MIA! North America,
Les Mis?rables Broadway,
Oklahoma musical,
Cabaret the Musical,
Into The Woods (featuring Vanessa Williams and Chad Kimball),
Sweet Smell of Success (featuring Officially John Lithgow),

If you ever get cast in a Broadway show, you know Rosie will be at one of the performances you are in.

How great was this opening number?!!

The amazing Broadway medley from Rosie O’Donnell’s last show, May 22, 2002. Includes performances from The Producers, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Phan…

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