Sunday, January 15, 2012
"I love that moment just before the curtain goes up," Joel Grey says, "whether I'm sitting in the audience or standing backstage. It's full of expectation. It's a thrill that's unequaled anywhere."
Grey, 79, has felt that excitement for 70 years. He is best known for his legendary, Tony- and Oscar-winning role as the provocative Emcee in the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret. He was Amos, Roxie Hart's duped husband, in the long-running revival of Chicago and the original Wizard in Wicked. Now he's comic gangster Moonface Martin in the hit musical Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre