15 Pairs That Made Musical Theatre Magic Together

Last updated July 28th, 2016 by Josh Ferri
15 Pairs That Made Musical Theatre Magic Together

Right now, Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti are tearing up the St. James Theatre as Something Rotten!’s brothers in bard Nick and Nigel Bottom. Individually, the guys are giving fantastic, full-out performances but together they create Broadway magic—that kind of rare kinship that elevates a musical to the next level entirely. It’s a rare occurrence, a Broadway miracle—like seeing the face of God in toast or something.

Something Rotten- Broadway- Replacement Stars
Photo by Joan Marcus

Below, BroadwayBox looks back at 15 other iconic leading pairs that did for their show what McClure & Grisetti do for Rotten!

Angela Lansbury & Bea Arthur (Mame)

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Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin (Evita, An Evening with Patti and Mandy)

Liza Minnelli & Chita Rivera (The Rink, Chicago)

Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman (The Phantom of the Opera)

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Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp (Rent)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner (Side Show)

Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Shuffle Along)

Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick (The Producers, The Odd Couple, It’s Only a Play)

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Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel (Wicked)

Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele (Spring Awakening)

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Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch (A Little Night Music)

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Sierra Boggess & Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary, Love Never Dies, The Secret Garden)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana (Cinderella)

Nic Rouleau & Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Tick...Tick...BOOM)

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Don't miss Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti in Something Rotten! at Broadway's St. James Theatre.