The Starry Broadway Cast of Best in Shows Imagines the Celebrity Personalities & Alter Egos of Their Own Pets

Last updated October 12th, 2018 by BroadwayBox Staff
The Starry Broadway Cast of Best in Shows Imagines the Cele…

Feinstein’s/54 Below hosts The Humane Society’s sold-out, one-night-only benefit concert Best in Shows on October 15. This year, Dorothy and Bill Berloni honor  Seth Rudetsky with the Sandy Award, for his work with and support of rescued animals. While snagging a ticket to attend might be difficult, you can participate in the very Broadway-centric online auction through October 21.

Best in Shows 54 Below Concert Humane Society

BroadwayBox chatted with some of the pet owners in the concert and asked each of them: Every pet parent has imagined the human counterpart that would play your pet Look Who’s Talking Now style. Who is that actor or personality for your pet? 

Kevin Chamberlin

Kevin Chamberlin Broadway Pet Dog Samantha

Samantha would be played by Emma Stone. They’re both redheads with star quality, a wry sense of humor, and poise.  People are drawn to both of them.

Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky Broadway Dogs Pets Human Society
Seth Rudetsky with Mandy, Bagel & Mateo, getting kisses from Mandy, and a solo moment for Mateo.

Mandy: Queen Bee, pushy, super-loyal, pees in the house—Wanda Sykes
Bagel: scrappy, stubborn, pees in the house—Nathan Lane
Mateo: dopey, rambunctious, rescued from Puerto Rico, pees where Bagel pees —Lin-Manuel Miranda
Molly: quick to anger, loving, unpredictable nachtmare, hates Bagel—Jennifer Cody
Romeo (the cat): Stunning, confident, pees on my piano—Andy Karl

Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason Dog Pet

Lucy would be played by Salma Hayek—Brunette, fiery, emotional, gorgeous, bilingual!

Kate Rockwell

Kate Rockwell Spencer Howard Dogs
Kate Rockwell & Spencer Howard with Mabel & Bessie

Eartha Kitt would be my casting choice for Mabel, because she definitely thinks like a super villain and is way smarter than all of her humans...
Jennifer Coolidge would be my choice for Bessie, because she’s got an absolute heart of gold but she’s not the classiest lady...or the smartest....or the most graceful...

Betsy Wolfe

Betsy Wolfe Cat Annie

 I grew up with 10 cats, 2 dogs, and a number of other rescues people would bring to the “Wolfe House”. I don’t have any furry friends yet in NYC but I’m hoping to bring a rescue home soon :) Growing up I had a cat named Annie and she was pretty much the best cat ever so naturally she would be played by Meryl Streep.

"Best in Shows" plays Feinstein's/54 Below on October 15, and the online auction runs through October 21.