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Who do you think are the most overrated professional actors/performers on Broadway/the West End/wherever?

I'm going to kick us off and say either Hunter Parrish or Darren Criss.

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Nick Jonas. :/

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Terrence Mann

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Brittana Forever wrote:
Who do you think are the most overrated professional actors/performers on Broadway/the West End/wherever?

I'm going to kick us off and say either Hunter Parrish or Darren Criss.


Why do you think Darren criss is overrated?

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I really can't stand Idina Menzel's nasally voice (if we're including actresses).

I also love Lea Salonga but she's easily the worst Grizabella I've ever heard. :? Her voice is just too soft and pretty for belting IMO.


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if anything Terry Mann is under-rated..he's wonderful.

my picks for over-rated:

Kristen Chenoweth..ugh
Patti LuPone (wonderful..in the right role..terrible in the wrong role)
David Gaines

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I would agree Idina is a bit overrated, BUT, I think when people despise her, it's also a bit much. She's clearly talented. Is her voice what it used to be? No. But she turns it out once and a while, especially in the right role. And her phrasing/stylistic choices are amazing in the pop genre to boot. Her riffs almost always stick when she originates something (Think "Life of the Party", "Wizard and I", even "Take Me or Leave Me"). Girl is a trendsetter, and creates a LOT of stuff musically. In fact, the "AH!" at the end of Defying Gravity wasn't in the score until she did it in a rehearsal, I believe.

ANYWAYS. My vote goes to Anne Hathaway. She's quite possibly the most overrated actress in the business. I don't get it. Don't get me wrong, though. I don't think she's anywhere near bad. But I also don't understand how she gets so much work, either!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFLZwOF4Jk

This is why I think Terrence Mann is over rated. I realize it's an off night but as a pro this performance is in my opinion unacceptable, and it's not just this I have seen other performance almost as bad.

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^He to me has always been the worst Javert I had ever seen....

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I would agree Idina is a bit overrated, BUT, I think when people despise her, it's also a bit much. She's clearly talented. Is her voice what it used to be? No. But she turns it out once and a while, especially in the right role. And her phrasing/stylistic choices are amazing in the pop genre to boot. Her riffs almost always stick when she originates something (Think "Life of the Party", "Wizard and I", even "Take Me or Leave Me"). Girl is a trendsetter, and creates a LOT of stuff musically. In fact, the "AH!" at the end of Defying Gravity wasn't in the score until she did it in a rehearsal, I believe.


There's nothing fundamentally wrong with her (then again, what do I know), I just find her voice really nasally. I don't see (hear) what other people find appealing about it.


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^^Not a huge fan of Anne Hathaway either. But I can see why people like her. She has grown a lot as an actress. She was pretty good in "Rachel's Getting Married" and I'm liking the clips I've seen of her as Fantine.


Here's who I think is overrated:


Donna Murphy -- never understood the hype around her. She makes wimpy choices onstage. She's not that good of a singer, either.

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I find Donna murphy to be brilliant.


Anne Hathaway is extremely annoying and usually very phony.

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