Foremost among the troupe is Donna Lynne Champlin (“Hollywood Arms,” Pirelli in the recent “Sweeney Todd”), who is arrestingly good even when acting as narrator of the first vignette. In the movie, he bludgeons him into unconsciousness with an iron teapot before slitting his throat. For example, in the film, he wore a tight purple tailored suit with gold trim and a white frilled shirt. by Nancy Rosati . Donna Lynne Champlin is an American actress known primarily for her theater work on Broadway.She was born on January 21, 1971 in Rochester, New York, to a technical writer mother and a scientist father. After getting rid of the boy, Todd finishes Pirelli off by slashing his throat. Shot from the mezz. A Digital, master. Cast: Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Lovett), Victor Garber (Anthony Hope), Sarah Rice (Johanna), Edmund Lyndeck (Judge Turpin), Ken Jennings (Tobias Ragg), Jack Eric Williams (Beadle Bamford), Merle Louise (Beggar Woman), Joaquin Romaguera (Adolfo Pirelli) By Kenneth Jones ... and Broadway's Donna Lynne Champlin (Pirelli of … Averted in the film, where he is played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Todd, enraged, strangles him and throws his body in a trunk when Tobias enters the shop. The songs include: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, "Attend the Tale: Sondheim Musical "Sweeney Todd" Hits Big", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adolfo_Pirelli&oldid=997084795, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Prologue)" (with Company)*, "The Contest (Pirelli's Entrance/Shaving Sequence)"**, "The Contest (Tooth-Pulling Sequence)" (with Tobias)*, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Epilogue)" (with Company)*, This page was last edited on 29 December 2020, at 23:00. Most notably, Donna Lynne Champlin took the role in the 2005 Broadway revival. ... 2005 - Broadway - Plays Pirelli (and accordion, flute and piano) in the Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd", The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre, New York, New York. In the 2005 Broadway revival staged by John Doyle, he was played by Donna Lynne Champlin. News Struthers, Bogart, Evens, Prymus, Champlin and More Will Headline Pittsburgh CLO Season. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (often referred to simply as Sweeney Todd) is a 1979 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler.It is based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond. BroadwayWorld has learned that Donna Lynne Champlin is in final negotiations for the dual role of Pirelli and Fogg in the upcoming Sweeney Todd revival. He is the tertiary antagonist of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film). Mrs. Lovett later takes his purse, where she finds three pounds, keeping the purse as her own. There are two differences regarding Pirelli between the play and film: Sweeney Todd Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. CAST: Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Mrs. Lovett), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony Hope), Lauren Molina (Johanna), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Manoel Felciano (Tobias Ragg), Alexander Gemignani (Beadle Bamford), Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Donna Lynne Champlin (Adolfo Pirelli), John Arbo (Jonas Fogg) In the original Broadway play, Sal Mistretta wore a tight green suit and a large, comic red bow tie. —Donna Lynne Champlin, who plays Pirelli "I think it's a hit because it's so different. Hollywood Arms (Oct 31, 2002 - Jan 05, 2003) Also Starring: Donna Lynne ... Understudy: Donna Lynne Champlin [Mary Jane Morkan, Miss Molly Ivors] Performer: Donna Lynne Champlin. In the original Broadway production, he was played by Joaquin Romaguera. It'd be quite a change-up for Pirelli to actually be switched to a female character, though. Pirelli reveals that his real name is Daniel O'Higgins and he is in fact Irish. In the original production, Pirelli's real name was Daniel O'Higgins. It's the most selfless cast I've ever been a part of." Pirelli often abuses his young apprentice, Tobias Ragg, slapping him across the face for the slightest infraction, and often for no reason at all. Pirelli wastes time bragging about his vast talent and superiority over all other barbers. 9 To 5 - Broadway (September 6th, 2009) - Violet Newstead (Allison Janney), Judy Bernly (Stephanie J. Upon entering, Pirelli begins to sing and move flamboyantly, demanding to know who has said this dastardly thing about his elixir. CAST: Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Mrs. Lovett), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony Hope), Lauren Molina (Johanna), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Manoel Felciano (Tobias Ragg), Alexander Gemignani (Beadle Bamford), Donna Lynne Champlin (Adolfo Pirelli) NOTES: Preview. Adolfo Pirelli will be played by a woman. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Menu. Pirelli was played by Sal Mistretta in the 1982 taping of the Original Broadway Production of Sweeney Todd, by Joaquin Romaguera in the Original Broadway Cast in the 1970s, and by Donna Lynne Champlin in the 2005 Broadway Revival. After talking to Toby and getting him to go away with a promise of a nice big "tot of gin," Todd returns to the chest, hauls Pirelli out and slits his throat, using his razor as a murder weapon for the very first time. While Mrs. Lovett gives Toby a pie downstairs in her parlour, Pirelli ascends the stairs to Todd's room to confront him. He was played by John Aron in the 1980 London production. https://sweeneytodd.fandom.com/wiki/Adolfo_Pirelli?oldid=4101. Performer: Donna Lynne Champlin [Pirelli] MusicalThrillerRevival. Broadway actress Donna Lynne Champlin will be performing with the graduating seniors of Western Michigan University's Music Theatre Performance program for … He was played by John Aron in the 1980 London production. As he is laughing at his cunning plan, an enraged Todd beats him in the head with an iron pot and then stuffs him into the chest, just before Toby enters the room. The cocky Pirelli wastes his time boasting and holding a Tenor C to emphasize his "grace", and loses the contest to Todd. In the musical, Adolfo Pirelli sings two numbers by himself and several others with other characters. In Tim Burton's 2007 film adaptation of the musical, he was portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen. Todd confesses, and challenges Pirelli to a shaving contest (see The Contest). Donna Lynne Champlin Paula, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) Broadway credits: Mary Jane in James Joyce’s The Dead , Honoria Glossop in By Jeeves , older Helen in Hollywood Arms , Pirelli … She participated in various lessons, theatre productions, and national, and international competitions throughout her childhood, in voice, piano, flute, theatre and dance. On September 30, 2014, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III and Michael McDonald joined Rachel Bloom in the series regular cast. He reveals his identity as Daniel O'Higgins, an Irish lad who used to work for Benjamin Barker (Sweeney Todd) before his exile. His real name turns out to be Daniel O'Higgins, and he was Sweeney Todd's apprentice as a boy. [1] He is a supporting antagonist in the story and a rival barber to Sweeney Todd. Michael Cerveris, Patti Lupone, Mark Jacoby, Donna Lynne Champlin, Manoel Felciano. Signor Pirell is normally the most flamboyant and least drably-dressed character in the play, especially during "The Contest". Sweeney Todd (Revival, Musical, Thriller, Broadway) opened in New York City Nov 3, 2005 and played through Sep 3, 2006. Really a young Irish man by the name of Daniel O'Higgins, he pretends to be Italian in order to substantiate his false claim that he is the official barber of the King of Naples. Donna Lynne Champlin on IMDb: Awards, nominations, and wins. His best-known works as composer and lyricist include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987). The main character, Sweeney Todd, and his accomplice Mrs. Lovett are in a square where Pirelli's assistant, Tobias Ragg, is advertising a concoction of his master's entitled Pirelli's Miracle Elixir, which is purported to stimulate the growth of hair. In the original Broadway production, he was played by Joaquin Romaguera. ... Nick Holder as Adolfo Pirelli and Stephen Hanley as Fogg. Michael Ceveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Ms. Lovett), Benjamin Magunson (Anthony), Lauren Molina (Johanna), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Alexander Gemignani (Beadle Bamford), Manoel Felciano (Tobias), Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Donna Lynne Champlin (Pirelli) 2011 London Revival See original Spotlight interviews with Donna Lynne Champlin (2002) and Alexander Gemignani (2003). In this way, he manages to convince the people of London that he is a stylish and expert haircutter and toothpuller, and returns every Thursday to grace them with his presence. In this interpretation, Pirelli is actually a Cockney thief named Davy Collins, rather than the Irish Daniel O'Higgins, and rather than strangling him, Todd bludgeons him into unconsciousness with an iron tea-pot before slitting his throat. Donna Lynne Champlin starred in "42nd Street" at her alma mater, Greece Arcadia High School, and appeared in the Blackfriars two-character musical "Goblin Market" while a student. Terrific, scaled-down production, with the actors playing all of the instruments. While speaking to Tobias, Todd notices that Pirelli's hand is sticking out and feebly moving. Pirelli was played by Sal Mistretta in the 1982 taping of the Original Broadway Production of Sweeney Todd, by Joaquin Romaguera in the Original Broadway Cast in the 1970s, and by Donna Lynne Champlin in the 2005 Broadway Revival. Next on Broadway, Champlin played "Pirelli" (and the accordion, flute and piano) in the groundbreaking 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd where the press called her both "hilarious" and "superb". Adolfo Pirelli-Wikipedia. He reveals that he knows Todd's true identity as Benjamin Barker, having served as his apprentice as a small boy, and threatens to expose Todd to the Beadle unless he, Todd, pays him half of his profits. Pirelli knows Todd's true identity as Benjamin Barker and threatens to expose him unless Todd pays him half of his profits. Donna Lynne Champlin, who recently accomplished the quadruple threat of playing accordion, keyboard and flute while also performing the role of the devious barber Pirelli … The following day, Pirelli and Toby arrive at Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Emporium to visit Todd, whose establishment is atop Mrs. Lovett's. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2008 Producers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, The New Musical announce that Obie Award-winner and Rochester, NY native Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves) will play the role of Jane Austen in the Broadway-bound musical's one-night-only performance event at Rochester's historic Eastman Theatre on … Signor Adolfo Pirelli is a flamboyant, outrageous, faux-Italian barber and con man. Enraged, Pirelli emerges from his tent to berate Todd, who offers to wager his own straight razors against five pounds of Pirelli's money. Dead Man's Chest: After Sweeney kills him, he stuffs his body into a chest. Michael Ceveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Ms. Lovett), Benjamin Magunson (Anthony), Lauren Molina (Johanna), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Alexander Gemignani (Beadle Bamford), Manoel Felciano (Tobias), Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Donna Lynne Champlin (Pirelli… Todd, on the other hand, concentrates on doing the job and, after carefully preparing his razors and mixing the lather, shaves the customer in a matter of seconds to win the five pounds. He is eventually killed by Todd after he threatens him with extortion. Signor Pirelli is a tenor role, though he has also been played by a female vocalist in one production. Donna Lynne Champlin (born January 21, 1971) is an American actress, dancer and singer from New York City. His hair was done up in two side-buns, and he bore a long, Italianate mustache. Played by Sacha Baron Cohen in the film, Pirelli enters after hearing Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett spout insults about Pirelli's Miracle Elixir, claiming it to be merely "piss with ink". He is very theatrical and dresses in extravagant clothing. Pirelli begrudgingly pays him five pounds. Donna Lynne Champlin as Adolfo Pirelli Alexander Gemignani as Beadle Bamford 2007 Film Cast Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin Laura Michelle Kelly as the Beggar Woman Jamie Campbell Bower as Anthony Hope Jayne Wisener as Johanna Ed Sanders as Tobias Ragg Sacha Baron Cohen as Adolfo Pirelli Donna Lynne Champlin and Alexander Gemignani are currently appearing in Sweeney Todd on Broadway (Donna Lynne - Pirelli, Accordion, Keyboard, Flute and Alex - The Beadle, Keyboard, Trumpet). [2], Pirelli is first introduced as an Italian barber, toothpuller, and snake oil salesman who is "all the rage" in Victorian London. Pirelli claims to have shaved the King of Naples and the Pope, arrogantly referring to himself as "the King of the Barbers and the Barber of Kings.". Whoever shaves a person the most quickly and dexterously will win, with Beadle Bamford acting as judge. Now eager for payback, Pirelli demands that Sweeney hand over half of his profits to him every week, or else he will tell Beadle Bamford that Benjamin Barker has returned. In the 2005 Broadway revival staged by John Doyle, he was played by Donna Lynne Champlin. In Tim Burton's 2007 film adaptation of the musical, he was portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen. She is best known for playing Paula Proctor on The CW comedy-drama series Crazy Ex … In the 2005 Broadway revival staged by John Doyle, he was played by Donna Lynne Champlin. Mr. Adolfo Pirelli (Signor Adolfo Pirelli in Italian), also known as Daniel O'Higgins or Davy Collins, is a fictional character from Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Todd kills Pirelli in an effort to keep his identity a secret. Pirelli returns later in the film to get it back. Showtime has opted not to proceed with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom's half-hour comedy pilot with musical elements directed by Marc Webb. However, most people understand that his comedy would not be appreciated in the gruesome second act of the show. Definitions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical), synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical), analogical dictionary of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical) (Italian) Donna Lynne Champlin to be exact. Many times, fans are upset to see Pirelli die so early in the performance, due to his presence as comic relief. His name was changed to Davie Collins for the movie. This scene was changed substantially for Tim Burton's 2007 film adaptation of the musical. Todd strangled Pirelli before slitting his throat in the original. Great capture, from the master! Todd takes one sniff of the mixture and denounces the elixir as "an arrant fraud" concocted of "piss and ink.". Sweeney Todd - September 3, 2006 – Broadway – TS Sal Mistretta (original Broadway production)John Aron (1980 London production)Donna Lynne Champlin (2005 Broadway revival)Sacha Baron Cohen (2007 film). Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Mrs. Lovett), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Donna Lynne Champlin (Adolfo Pirelli), Manoel Felciano (Tobias), Alexander Gemignani (The Beadle), John Arbo (Jonas Fogg), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony), Lauren Molina (Joanna). Pirelli tends to make very elaborate gestures and vocal expressions, and also tends to be one of the more operatic singers in the play or film productions. He gives up five pounds to Todd, and storms off with Toby. Update Interview with Donna Lynne Champlin & Alexander Gemignani. 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