Things seem to be going well for our favorite Harry Potter star, as you can see from the Broadway debut for Daniel Radcliffe. We have already seen the young star tread the boards before, but this is the first time that he had to sing. In case you were wondering – yes he kept his clothes on this time.
Radcliffe is now starring in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, in which he plays J Pierrepont Finch. This far-fetched musical sees Finch play a chairman of the board, but this did take a lot of work and determination, as he started off as a window cleaner.
While Radcliffe’s signing ability may lack a little, he surely makes up for it with is enthusiasm for the role. We have a few of the critics quips after the jump.
Click the read more link below to check out a few clips from the Broadway opening of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre last night (March 27) in New York City.
Mark Kennedy, AP: “His voice is nice, but thin and he strains to fill the theater. Somehow it doesn’t matter. He works so hard that we’re on his side even if he, like his character, doesn’t have the creds.”
Ben Brantley, New York Times: “This 21-year-old British actor conscientiously hits his choreographic marks, speaks his lines quickly and distinctly (with a convincing American accent) and often sings on key.”
Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News: “His current transformation into a song-and-dance man isn’t quite so convincing.”
Elysa Gardner, USA Today: “Radcliffe ultimately succeeds not by overshadowing his fellow cast members, but by working in conscientious harmony with them.”