A Birthday YouTube Spiral for Broadway Cheerleader Rosie O’Donnell
March 21st, 2016
by Josh Ferri
Happy birthday to 2014 Tony Award recipient Rosie O’Donnell. Broadway’s biggest cheerleader, Rosie always promoted the latest shows on the Great White Way (and not only the mega hits, but smaller musicals she felt passionately about like Sweet Smell Of Success, The Wild Party and Parade). There's no denying that some of the best musical theater clips on YouTube come from the Emmy-winning Rosie O’Donnell Show! To celebrate her Bday, BroadwayBox is counting down 10 of our all-time favorite Broadway on Rosie numbers.
10. TV Stars Lea DeLaria and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Define What Musical Comedy Means In This On the Town Number
9. The Jesus Christ Superstar Cast Performed Two Songs Showcasing Tony Vincent’s Killer Judas
8. How in the World Did Rosie Find the Space to House The Full Cast of the Tony-winning Titanic?
7. Imagine a Dreamgirls with Tony winners Lillias White, Audra McDonald and Heather Headley?! Thank God Rosie Preserved This Video For Us
6. Lucky for Rosie, She Didn’t Have to Choose Between Aida’s Killer Leading Ladies. She Had Both Ladies On To Slay Daytime Audiences
5. The Image of Stokes and Lady Day's Audra On the Blanket In Front of the Rosie Curtain Is Practically Burned Into Our Memory From All the Repeat Viewings
4. Before Hedwig and the Angry Inch Was the Hottest Ticket in Town, Rosie Recognized How Special The Musical Was and The Cast Appeared Twice
3. "Waiting For Life?" Nope, If/Then Star LaChanze Was Living Her Whole Life Up There On That Stage
2. The Side Show Sisters Blowing Our Minds with Vocals & Tough Questions About Love
1. Violet Star Sutton Foster Belting Her Face Off & Cementing Her Place in YouTube History With “Gimme Gimme”