In Honor of Jefferson Mays’ A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Antics, Broadway’s Favorites Remember Their Most Insane Quick-Changes
David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Breaker, Laura Benanti, and more relive wardrobe malfunctions and pay homage to their dressers.
One of the most impressive aspects of Jefferson Mays’ awe-inspiring performance in Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Mays plays a total of nine different characters) is the speed with which he changes from one elaborate costume to another. In what feels like no more than 30 seconds off stage, the Tony winner can go from buttoned-up gentleman to lavishly gowned lady. Though we don’t know his secret, TheaterMania spoke to many other Broadway vets about their most absurd, backstage quick-change moments.
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