Some of the most memorable moments on stage this year were not just unplanned — they were on unexpected stages. The student survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. gave a surprise performance of “Seasons of Love” from Rent on the stage of Radio City Music Hall during the 2018
Tony Awards. Katrina Lenk sang “If I Were A Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof, accompanying herself on violin (!), as part of MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala. The kiss between Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma, a Indiana high school student, and Isabelle McCalla as her closeted girl friend Alyssa, had far more power — and got far more attention — when they did so in front of Macy’s while performing the musical number from The Prom as part of the Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.
Still, there were enough memorable moments in ongoing New York shows (even some one might not otherwise have cared for) to fill a gallery, like the one below.
Click on any photograph to see it enlarged and to read the extensive caption that explains the moment. Not all these moments were lovely; some were ugly. All were memorable.