He first caught the world’s attention as the wonderfully styled Kurt Hummel on the hit show Glee, however there is a lot more to one Chris Colfer than this. He is now a New York Times bestselling author, and even found time to write, produce and star in Struck by Lightning. With the end of Glee in sight, I can’t wait to see what the amazingly talented Mr Colfer will do after the show.
I would personally love to see Chris follow in the footsteps of his co-star Darren Criss and tread the boards in a musical on either Broadway or London’s West End (although I would prefer London and we all know how much Chris loves the UK because you know we have the Queen). I do fear this will remain a dream for us all as he makes no secret of his fear of singing live, however should Mr Colfer ever decide to face that fear, here are my top choices I would love to see him take on.
Elder Price – The Book of Mormon
The role made famous by Andrew Rannells on Broadway and now Gavin Creel here in the West End, I think Chris would be awesome as the young Mormon missionary. The role would allow Chris to show off his mid range, which is something that he is not given much chance to do on Glee. However, when he does let the lower range of his voice loose, it is a wonderful thing, and never fails to give me goosebumps. I can totally see him rocking the white shirt and name badge with honor. He already has the perfect hair, and by God he would make a believer out of me. In the meantime check out the Tony Award performance from Andrew Rannells .
Peter Allen – The Boy From Oz
So this one is a pretty obvious choice as we have already seen Chris kill “Not The Boy Next Door” during Season 3 of Glee. That performance is one of my top five moments from Glee so to allow him to revive this show; possibly here in London as the Hugh Jackman revival didn’t make it across the Pond. As it has been 10 years since the Broadway show closed, the time could be ripe for a revival, and we all know he can rock those gold lamé pants. We could also see just how he would sound as an Australian!!
Joseph – Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
One of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s earliest and most successful shows, this show has had it’s fair share of famous Joseph’s including heartthrob Donny Osmond himself. Again, the score would allow us to marvel at Chris’ much underused middle and lower range. It is also a real family show and would allow his younger fans to get a chance to see him up close. This was the first musical I ever saw, 80’s heartthrob Jason Donovan was my Joseph, and it holds a special place in my heart. I am just not sure how I would feel about the long hair he would be forced to wear, however the loincloth would distract me!
Emcee – Cabaret
The first thing that draws me to suggesting this role for Chris is that it would allow him to much edgier and would allow him to step out of Kurt Hummel’s fabulous shadow. With his lithe frame and sharper features, Chris would definitely fit into the line of actors such as Joel Grey and Alan Cumming who have played the role previously. With such an iconic musical which is currently enjoying a Broadway revival with Alan Cumming as the Emcee, it would allow Chris to spread his artistic wings, and if Samantha Barks reprised her role as Sally Bowles musical numbers such Wilkommen and Money, Money, Money could lead to award glory for him.
So there are my choices, anyone got any other roles to go on the wishlist?