Robert Morse on His Big ‘Mad Men’ Number – NYTimes.com

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Who originated the role of J. Pierpont Finch on Broadway? Why, that would be Robert Morse, and here he is singing, I Believe in You, from How to Succeed in Business (1967)

 

And why do we, every so often, remember how we used to love TV? Because of the mid-season finale of shows like Mad Men.

Q.

Was it bittersweet for you to leave “Mad Men,” or are you glad to have had such a memorable exit?

A.

I had no idea what I was in for. My phone has been ringing off the hook. And they’re not really hooked anymore. I’ve got an inbox that has been overflowing and Facebook has been going crazy. All I can say is, what a send-off! Exit left, and don’t stop at the door. [laughs] The opportunity to shine in the spotlight that Matt Weiner gave me — it was an absolute love letter. Christmas and New Year’s, all rolled into one.

 

via Robert Morse on His Big ‘Mad Men’ Number – NYTimes.com.

3 comments

  1. It was a moment…. I cried and not because it was about the character of Bert…no. I cried because it was all about Robert Morse. His place in theater history…his talent and his charm.

  2. You sent me back to my very first Broadway show –Robert Morse in Promises, Promises.”. Perhaps not the best show for a gaggle of 10 year olds on a field trip!

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