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We Imagine the Celebrity Alter Egos of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey's Nine Characters

October 16th, 2015 by

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We Imagine the Celebrity Alter Egos of The Absolute Brightn…

James Lecesne’s acclaimed one-man-show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey ends its off-Broadway run on October 18 before transferring to Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theatre, where it resumes performances on January 13, 2016. Before we say so long to James and his nine memorable creations, BroadwayBox shares how we will remember each character based on the celebrity each evoked.

Gloria Salzano (Leonard’s guardian & a hair salon owner)

Gloria Salzano- Absolute Brightness of Leonard

Fran Drescher’s Fran Fine meets Sofia Vergara’s Gloria Delgado-Pritchett.

Phoebe Hertle (Gloria’s teenage daughter)

Phoebe Hertle- Absolute Brightness

Serving Claire Danes on 'My So Called Life' realness.

Marian Tochterman (Gloria’s client and Leonard’s friend)

Marian Tochterman- Absolute Brightness

James already gave us this one, and now it’s impossible not to think of Stritch smoking a cigarette during that monologue.

Travis Lembeck (Teenage gamer & Leonard’s classmate)

Travis Lembeck- Absolute Brightness

AJ Soprano during the agnsty teenage years.

Chuck DeSantis (Detective working the case)

Chuck Desantis- Absolute Brightness

Mystery solved, Chuck’s the boss.

Marty Branahan (Chuck’s partner at the precinct)

Marty Branahan- Absolute Brightness

The movements are sooo Kramer.

Ellen Hertle (A retired mob wife)

Ellen Hertle- Absolute Brightness

Imagine Ellen Albertini Dow with a past.

Buddy Howard (Leonard’s drama school teacher)

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Otto Beckerman (Local clock store owner)

Otto Beckerman- Absolute Brightness

This was tough, but let's go with a Ron Rifkin.

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey ends its run at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre on October 18.