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Theater Gone Wrong: Mike Faist Tap-Danced Through a Chair When He Was in Newsies

The former Dear Evan Hansen star was almost taken out by the furniture during his Broadway debut.

Mike Faist slouched his way into Broadway's collective heart when he delivered his Tony-nominated performance as Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen. But there's a real musical-theater hoofer behind that roguish mop of hair, as Faist proved during his Broadway debut in Disney's Newsies. During rehearsals for his recent turn off-Broadway in the Second Stage production of Days of Rage, Faist shared one of his most memorable Newsies tap-dancing moments — a little skirmish between the "King of New York" and a decaying chair. Click here to view the video with closed captioning.


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