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Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical? 
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Post Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Dear Musicals.Net Posters,

I have no idea about weather or not Will Smith and Eddie Murphy are good singers, but I've ALWAYS pictured Will Smith as the perfect Leading Player in "Pippin", and I've always thought that Eddie COULD have sung the deleted "Mulan" song "Keep 'Em Guessing"!

I realize that Smith is NO Ben Vereen ( I love Ben Vereen's Leading Player, and I also thought that he was talented in "Roots"), and I realize that Eddie Murphy has always been, first and foremost (?), a comedian, but one can always wish, and hope...

Does anybody ELSE think that either Smith or Murphy could have been, or could be in musicals?

Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Can they sing?


Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:31 am
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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
At one time in their careers they have put forth popular music that sold well.

But I'm certain there's a difference between recording in a studio, and Broadway live. And I think they'd need some serious training before trying out for Broadway.


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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Yeah, Broadway-calibre, I don't know... but they both have at least some musical chops and are professional performers, so they could each pull it off to some extent with the rfght material.

They'd be no Adele Dazeem, that's for sure.

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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
this is going to sound really stupid. and obvious.
but i always dreamnt of eddie murphy playing donkey in shrek the musical


Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:58 pm
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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Well...he did sound out that role rather well to be identified with it.

Which is a bit odd.


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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Eddie Murphy was in the film version of Dreamgirls, and I thought he sang pretty well... I'd be open to him doing more musicals, either on stage or film.

I haven't really heard Will sing (aside from his rap career), but if he's willing to perform in a musical and can pull it off, I'd certainly be open to seeing/hearing it. He's producing the Annie movie remake, and I thought the original plan was for him to play Daddy Warbucks while his daughter Willow would play Annie, but in the end, they got Jamie Foxx and ‎Quvenzhané Wallis for those roles. Not sure if the Will/Willow casting was a real planned thing, or if it was just a rumor since Will was producing the film, though.

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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Will Smith could definitely star in a Fresh Prince musical.. it may have be be a rapping musical, which could definitely work.

Couldn't be all of the original cast though, RIP Uncle Phil :(


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Post Re: Could Will Smith or Eddie Murphy star in a musical?
Rorgg wrote:
Yeah, Broadway-calibre, I don't know... but they both have at least some musical chops and are professional performers, so they could each pull it off to some extent with the rfght material.

They'd be no Adele Dazeem, that's for sure.

Yeah, I agreed with you, Will Smith or Eddie Murphy can be star in a musical just because of their professional performance.


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