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Father's Day: 6 Memorable Broadway Musical Dads

Sydney Lucas and Michael Cerveris in "Fun Home."©2013 Joan Marcus

Sydney Lucas and Michael Cerveris in “Fun Home.”

“Daddy, hey Daddy, come here, okay?”

Those are the first words heard in newly minted Best Musical Tony Award winner “Fun Home.” https://youtu.be/_By5lu9YiQE

Drawn from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, the show by Lisa Kron and Alison Bechdel wastes no time in letting audiences know that Alison’s fraught relationship with her complicated dad, Bruce, will loom very large.

Just in time for Father’s Day, five more dads who’ve left lasting impressions, plus audio clips.

Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” “I have five daughters,” says the beleaguered milkman. That includes his “sweet little bird” Chava. The 1964 show about family and changing times by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein returns to Broadway in November. https://youtu.be/juuhx884ylM

Captain Georg von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” “Oh, please, Captain, love them! Love them all.” When will-o’-the-wisp Maria says that, she’s talking about his kids. Of course, he does. And he figures out how to show it in this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. https://youtu.be/sYSw02uwzJ4

Sweeney Todd in “Sweeney Todd.” The demon barber’s razor-driven revenge in this Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical is, after all, in the name of his wife, Lucy, and daughter, Johanna. https://youtu.be/0PrTkcfFGkk

Gideon Fletcher in “The Last Ship.” In Sting’s short-lived Broadway show, Gideon isn’t able to make peace with his own dad — but he does with his son. https://youtu.be/cmhnphwTciE

Marvin in “Falsettos.” Marvin wants a tight-knit family, and that includes his son, Jason, in this William Finn musical. That doesn’t come easily. https://youtu.be/1RYRRH2Ei0k


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