The Sound of Musicals: The King and I


“The Sound of Musicals,” is a monthly podcast devoted to musical theatre recordings of all types, including Broadway cast albums, London cast albums, studio cast albums, and soundtrack recordings of the films of stage musicals.

Hosted by Michael Portantiere


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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayThe Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at


Show Notes

1951 Original Broadway Cast Recording
1951 Original Broadway Cast Recording: Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner, et al.


1956 Motion Picture Soundtrack
1956 Motion Picture Soundtrack: Marni Nixon, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, et al.


1964 Music Theater of Lincoln Center
1964 Music Theater of Lincoln Center: Risë Stevens, Darren McGavin, et al.


1977 Broadway Cast
1977 Broadway Cast: Yul Brynner, Constance Towers, Martin Vidnovic, June Angela, et al.


1992 Studio Cast
1992 Studio Cast: Julie Andrews, Ben Kingsley, Marilyn Horne, et al.


1999 Animated Film Soundtrack
1999 Animated Film Soundtrack: Christiane Noll, Martin Vidnovic, David Burnham, et al.


2015 Broadway Cast
2015 Broadway Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, et al.

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