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11th Dec '17 5:31:34 AM kasperow
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* In ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'', Anatoly Sergievsky is this. Especially in the Denmark Cast Recording.
** From "Freddie and Anatoly":
--> '''Freddie:''' "How come your Second controls everything?"
--> '''Anatoly:''' "Chess is her passion."
--> '''Freddie:''' "But her obsession is East versus West."
--> '''Anatoly:''' "CHESS IS HER PASSIOOOOOON!"
** From "Endgame":
--> '''Anatoly:''' "AND SOOOO, YOU'RE LETTING ME KNOOOOW..."
** Freddie isn't immune to hamminess either. From the same version, from "Commie Newspapers":
--> '''Freddie:''' "I can't believe that they can't see my game. I'm like that tennis player, what's his name. They like to hate me and for uuuus, that's dollars!"
** The Arbiter, as per tradition in the musical, is required to be a LargeHam as well. It isn't Chess without a hammy Arbiter.
--> '''The Arbiter:''' "I'm on the case, I can't be fooled! Any objection is overruled! Don't try to tempt me, you've no hope! I DON'T LIKE WOMEN, I DON'T TAKE DOPE! I'M THE ARBITER, MY WORD IS LAW!!!"
--> '''Crowd:''' "From square one he'll be watching you..."
23rd Nov '17 5:41:41 AM GothicProphet
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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': If Lucheni isn't this, the actor's doing something wrong. His very first lines are hammy, and let's not forget "[=KITSCH!=]".
** Death, too. "Der Letzte Tanz" is always an opportunity for an actor to ham it up, and the result is usually awesome.
** Elisabeth herself, depending on the actress.
4th Jul '17 2:36:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The Phantom himself. A deformed, emotionally unstable musical prodigy with a chip on his shoulder towards the world and an opera obsession living in a gothic lake underneath an opera house? Let's just say that it's not a role that often lends itself to understatement and downplaying.

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** The Phantom himself. A deformed, emotionally unstable musical prodigy with a chip on his shoulder towards the world and an opera obsession living in a gothic lake underneath an opera house? Let's just say that it's not a role that often lends itself easily to understatement and downplaying.
4th Jul '17 2:33:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The Phantom himself. A deformed musical prodigy with a chip on his shoulder towards the world and an opera obsession living in a gothic lake underneath an opera house? It's not hard for performers who take that role to embrace their more ''dramatic'' side, shall we say.

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** The Phantom himself. A deformed deformed, emotionally unstable musical prodigy with a chip on his shoulder towards the world and an opera obsession living in a gothic lake underneath an opera house? It's not hard for performers who take Let's just say that it's not a role that often lends itself to embrace their more ''dramatic'' side, shall we say.understatement and downplaying.
4th Jul '17 2:31:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The Phantom himself. A deformed musical prodigy with a chip on his shoulder towards the world and an opera obsession living in a gothic lake underneath an opera house? It's not hard for performers who take that role to embrace their more ''dramatic'' side, shall we say.
26th May '17 5:14:55 PM jtierney50
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--->'''Chaperone:''' "As we stumble aloooooong..."

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--->'''Chaperone:''' --->'''Chaperone (singing):''' "As we stumble aloooooong..."
** The Chaperone is even an in-universe example, as, according to the Man in the Chair, her actress, Beatrice Stockwell, reportedly demanded a "rousing anthem" in every show she did, no matter how small her part, well into her old age (although by then, her anthems didn't so much "rouse" as "stupefy").
* Oh so many of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', but especially Thomas Jefferson, Marquis de Lafayette, Hercules Mulligan, and King George III (all of whom have IncomingHam lines if not when they first appear, then when they make their most memorable entrance). Aaron Burr even gets in on the action in "The Room Where It Happens". If not for Hamilton (in a case of NonIndicativeName, one of the ''least'' hammy character in the show), Washington, and the Schuylers, it might be a WorldOfHam.
* Daniella in ''Theatre/InTheHeights''. "Let's have a carnival del barrrrioooooooo..."
** Piragua Guy is a notably cheery example.
26th May '17 4:58:41 PM jtierney50
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* In ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'', both Janet and the Chaperone are extremely large hams - Janet gets an entire song-and-dance number, ''complete with encore'', about how she wants to give up the stage and live a quiet life (nobody believes her), and the Chaperone frequently interrupts and sings over Janet in "As We Stumble Along", seen below:
--->'''Chaperone:''' "Inspiration? Really, dear, that's not my forte."
--->'''Janet:''' "Yes, but if you-"
--->'''Chaperone:''' "As we stumble aloooooong..."
21st May '17 9:15:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' contains copious amounts of ham. "Did somebody say Ron? / Draco?", Cho Chang gets a special intro dance, the first scene Voldemort gets [[spoiler: with a body]], he gets a (literal) song and dance about it, Bellatrix spends her tenure running about, shouting, and getting wet over her dark lord, Umbridge needs to be seen to be believed, and Dumbledore's entrance is ridiculously long note on 'Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelcoooooooooome'.

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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' contains copious amounts of ham.
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"Did somebody say Ron? / Draco?", Draco?"
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Cho Chang gets a special intro dance, the dance.
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first scene Voldemort gets [[spoiler: with a body]], he gets a (literal) song and dance about it, it.
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Bellatrix spends her tenure running about, shouting, and getting wet over her dark lord, lord.
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Umbridge needs to be seen to be believed, and believed.
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Dumbledore's entrance is ridiculously long note on 'Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelcoooooooooome'.


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%%* There is Heart from ''Theatre/MeAndMyDick''.
29th Apr '17 11:53:54 PM foxley
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* Half the cast of ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong'' are large hames. The other half favour BadBadActing.
28th Jul '16 12:29:36 PM DoubleDDucky
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** "BENJAMIN BAAAAAAARKERRRRRR!!!

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** "BENJAMIN BAAAAAAARKERRRRRR!!!BAAAAAAARKERRRRRR!!!"
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