Artist: Madeline Kahn
Album: Hello, Dolly! [1992.07.xx, Tour, Madeline Kahn, Houston]
Song: Before the Parade Passes By
Madeline Kahn singing “Before The Parade Passes By” from HELLO, DOLLY! when she toured playing the title role in 1992. The production was directed by Lee Roy Reams
Madeline Kahn attends the 48th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 1994 at Gershwin Theatre in New York City
Fun fact: Madeline had won a Tony for Best Actress in a play for The Sisters Rosensweig in 1993 and was a presenter the following year . She was introduced on stage as ‘Madeline Kahn who won a Tony for being ‘Gorgeous’ on broadway.
Madeline Kahn and Robert Klein on stage in New Faces of 1968
A part of her was a little nutty, me too, but a part of her was so dramatic, sincere, emotional. One time when we were filming Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother I was directing and I wanted her to be very emotional at a certain point. She was lying and lying, so instead of saying ‘Come in Ms. Liar’ I said ‘Come in Ms. Whore!’ Tears coming down, she carried on, she did the scene, but the tears were coming down her cheeks. She was brilliant.
Madeline at the Broadway Applauds Lincoln Center Gala Benefit April 14, 1986
She was a woman of unyielding curiosity about life. And yet she knew so much but you’d never know that. She was a woman who took time to look people in the eye and greet every person as if that were the only person on the planet and be genuinely interested in that person. She was a woman who lived in the moment.
Phylicia Rashad, on Madeline Kahn (via blood-and-lavender) —