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Updated on Aug 7, 2020. Posted on Nov 18, 2018

If You Get 13/18 On This Quiz You're A Theatre Kid At Heart

Inspired by the Manhattan Theatre Club honoring Bernadette Peters at their Fall Benefit, try defying gravity and ace this Broadway history quiz.

  1. Which musical holds the record for the most Tony wins?

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    Wrong! 

    The Producers

    The 2001 production of The Producers currently holds the record for the most Tony wins: 12.

  2. Which composer was the first to EGOT?

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    Richard Rogers

    Composer Richard Rogers was the first to EGOT (win an Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards) in 1962.

  3. Which play won the Tony for Best Play in 2005?

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    Doubt: A Parable

    The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Doubt: A Parable took home four Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Leading Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Direction of a Play, and Best Play.

  4. Who is currently the oldest person to win a Tony?

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    Wrong! 

    Correct!

    Cicely Tyson was 88 when she accepted the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play in 2013 in the revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful.

  5. What is currently the longest-running show on Broadway?

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    The Phantom of the Opera

    In 2018, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 30th anniversary on the Great White Way making it currently the longest-running Broadway show.

  6. Whose ghost supposedly haunts the Palace Theatre?

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    Judy Garland

    Garland performed at The Palace Theatre on several occasions and according to Playbill, her "presence is felt near a door that was built especially for her at the rear of the orchestra."

  7. Which celebrity has not appeared on Broadway?

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    Anne Hathaway

    Hathaway has appeared on stage in the Public Theater’s production of Twelfth Night and in Encores! Carnival, but has never made her Broadway debut.

  8. Who is currently the youngest performer to win a Tony?

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    Frankie Michaels

    Frankie Michaels currently holds the record. He had just turned 11 when he won a Tony for his role opposite Angela Lansbury in Mame.

  9. What musical holds the record for the most Tony nominations?

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    Hamilton

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton was nominated for 16 Tony nominations, going on to win 11 Tonys, including Best Musical.

  10. Which performer won a Tony and later an Oscar for the same role?

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    Joel Grey

    Joel Grey won a Tony for his portrayal as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret in 1967 and an Oscar for portraying the same role in the film adaption in 1973.

  11. Which screen-to-stage musical production had a special on MTV?

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    Legally Blonde: The Musical

    Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods was a MTV show that aired in 2008 to cast an actress to replace Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods in the Broadway production.

  12. Andrew Rannells originated which role in The Book of Mormon?

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    Elder Price

    Andrew Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in the 2011 production of Book of Mormon.

  13. Who originated the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago?

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    Chita Rivera

    Rivera originated the role of Velma Kelly in the 1975 production of Chicago. While Gwen Verdon took on the role of Roxie Hart.

  14. Who played the witch in the original production of Into the Woods?

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    Wrong! 

    Bernadette Peters

    Peters originated the role of The Witch in the 1987 production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods.

  15. What role did Idina Menzel originate in Rent?

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    Maureen Johnson

    Idina Menzel's character in Rent was named Maureen Johnson.

  16. Which show did Patti LuPone win a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical?

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    Wrong! 

    Gypsy

    Patti LuPone won a Tony for her portrayal of Mama Rose in the 2008 revival of Gypsy.

  17. Who originated the role of Glinda in Wicked?

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    Wrong! 

    Kristin Chenoweth

    Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda in the 2003 production of Wicked.

  18. Which musical did Stephen Sondheim not work on?

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    Wrong! 

    Song & Dance

    Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black actually penned the music and lyrics for Song & Dance.

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