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Forgotten Broadway: Five Tony-Winning Showstoppers You’ve Probably Never Seen


“I Want To Be Happy” from No, No Nanette (1971)

Long before Sutton Foster and Patti LuPone tapped their way through musical revivals, there was Ruby Keeler: A veteran hoofer, Keeler burst onto the scene in the original film version of 42nd Street back in 1933. Fast-forward to 1971, when she stunned Broadway audiences by still being featherlight on her toes in this blockbuster revival. As seen in this performance from the Tonys, Keeler knocked it out of the ballpark with Donald Saddler’s Tony-winning choreography.