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TONIGHT: ATWT Favorite Michael Park In NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!

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The butterflies! The final rehearsals! We, and so many other fans of two-time Daytime Emmy winner and Broadway star, Michael Park (Ex-Jack As the World Turns) are excited to see him again on network television when Michael appears tonight on NBC’s Peter Pan Live!

The live musical performance stars: Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan, and Taylor Louderman as Wendy. The cast also includes the one and only Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, and Minnie Driver as the adult Wendy/narrator!

Peter Pan Live!, which is NBC’s second attempt at a live performance after premiering The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood last December, airs tonight from 8PM-11PM ET/PT.  Don’t miss your chance to see Michael Park sing and perform in this very special live performance!  Excited to check it out? Let us know!

 

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I watched Mary Martin as Peter Pan…has a male ever played the part in any of these musicals or stage shows…i know males played Peter in movie versions but i never seen one in these musical tv versions or on stage…there are male actors who can sing…just curious!!!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)

forgot: it is nice to see MPs on tv again…i miss ATWTs but was mad how they underused a legend like Eileen Fulton in those final years…she shouldve been more like that late Jeanne Coopers Katherine…thats how she shouldve been written in those final years and worked with Maura Wests Carly who could been like Katherines Jill…

Paul
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Paul

That would have been good. Eilleen Fulton wanted a real storyline in those final years of ATWT and to not just appear a couple times a year. I attended her cabaret show in NYC during the last fan club weekend. She is a legend and her show was excellent.

Kathryn Hays was on a bit more, but I would have preferred a major storyline, as well as more appearances for Marie Masters. I also read that Helen Wagner wanted to be on more. I loved seeing these elegant ladies.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

TPTB on As the World Turns never seemed to accept, in the last 10 to 15 years the show was on, that their most powerful assets were the older actors and actresses. With very few exceptions, they never succeeded in casting young actors/actresses who could carry the kinds of storylines that might actually sustain some viewer interest. They had the good sense to give Maura West and Michael Park heavy storylines, and they did use Colleen Zenk quite a bit (though not terribly effectively, in my opinion), but if they were smart, they would have found better ways to use… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

They need the character of Peter to look like a boy. That’s why men don’t play the role and boys probably won’t have the vocal range and they would be minors, which have other complications.

Mo
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Mo

The other reason for having a woman play the role is that if you were to get a boy, unlike Pan, the boy will grow up and if the show is on tour or Broadway, etc., Pan would have to be replaced a la Annie. So multiple reasons to have a woman play the role.

That said, I think many of the Lost Boys were far too old and muscular to be Lost Boys. I was surprised they didn’t have actual boys playing the roles, especially since it was just a one night performance.

Mo
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Mo

I’ll be watching! I saw Sandy Duncan as Peter at the Kennedy Center ages ago.

Judy
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Judy

I will definitely be watching. I love live theater and especially musicals so once again to have a “Broadway” type production brought live into my home and free is fantastic. As a major, major fan of Michael Park and not having had the chance yet to see him live on stage, I am ecstatic. His part in Sound of Music was too small last year but we should see much more of him singing and dancing, what he loves to do!

Sean
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Sean

I love Michael Park, he is a wonderful actor. I want Michael to come back in daytime. Cast him as the new Bo Brady on Days Of Our Lives.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You know, that’s actually a very good idea, Sean. I would not have immediately thought of MP as a recast for Bo, but he’s one of the few actors who might actually be able to make it work. He’s physically similar to Peter Reckell (though I think he’s a bit younger than PR), and he certainly both is a good enough actor and has a strong enough screen “presence” to work opposite someone like Kristian Alfonso. If Reckell really is adamant about not coming back, and Robert Kelker Kelly isn’t interested (or there are backstage reasons for not having him… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I was right. Reckell is 59 (and looking damn good for nearly 60, the last time I saw him), KA is 51, and Michael Park is 46. (RKK is 50.)

Adam
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Adam

I love Michael Park, a terrific actor and cute too lol

Kathleen Schutt
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Kathleen Schutt

Cananadaigua Loves our Michael Park! We’re all watching tonight!!!

MARIE
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MARIE

Thought that was Michael Park..he was so good a lot of talent!

Carol Fraser
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Carol Fraser

Loved seeing Michael Park tonight on Peter Pan. No amount of make-up can conceal his eyes. Hope to see you in the next live
presentation…3 in a row. Great job, Michael.
BTW, I’m furious that his name wasn’t in the credits!

A 30 year fan of ATWT.

joan
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joan

his name was in the credits at the beginning. thats how i knew he was in it.

Kathy Rickards
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Kathy Rickards

I watched Peter Pan Live tonight on NBC and enjoyed it! I thought Allyson Williams was great. She has a beautiful voice and a lot of confidence and did the flying scenes superbly. She was so natural. I hope NBC continues the practice of a Live Classic Musical every year around the holidays. It is so refreshing to see an honest, refreshing show on TV without sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Good for NBC and good for the talented actors.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with you but it should be without sex, drugs, swear words and gorey violence…i love rock and roll…lol…i wish theyd do a musical Christmas Story next year!!!

Mo
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Mo

He was basically in the background. I thought the production was a bit slow, but that’s the story. Christopher Walken was not a good Hook. Taped the last hour because I was falling asleep and had to get up early today.

Kathy Rickards
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Kathy Rickards

I agree with jihm’s reply about a show without swear words and gorey violence. I love rock and roll, too. My favorite song is “I love that old time Rock and Roll…That kind of music just soothes my soul….” and on. Peter Pan Live was refreshing. Something you could watch from beginning to end. No need to walk away from any of the scenes. I look forward to next year’s show.

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In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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