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23rd Jun '16 11:14:21 AM Quanyails
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* In Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, Carlotta is a shrill, shrieky Opera singer who is beginning to get on in years. She's been played by many talented and wonderful singers, who switch from her shrieking voice during the parts where she's supposed to sound badly into a perfect operetta during the ensemble musical numbers.

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* In Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Carlotta is a shrill, shrieky Opera singer who is beginning to get on in years. She's been played by many talented and wonderful singers, who switch from her shrieking voice during the parts where she's supposed to sound badly into a perfect operetta during the ensemble musical numbers.
11th Jun '16 8:07:53 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Part of the comedy of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' involves Hyacinth being such a terrible singer that Emmet dreads even being in the same room as her. Patricia Routledge, who portrays Hyacinth, happens to have an excellent singing voice in real life.
11th Jun '16 8:04:14 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Despite his most notorious role (you know the one), Creator/DanielRadcliffe has admitted to being terrible at magic, going on to talk about how he screwed up the one thing he ''can'' do well--a card trick--while filming a scene in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe2''.

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* Despite An inversion: despite his most notorious famous role (you know the one), Creator/DanielRadcliffe has admitted to being terrible at magic, going on to talk about how he screwed up the one thing he ''can'' do well--a card trick--while filming a scene in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe2''.
11th Jun '16 7:33:57 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Despite his most notorious role (you know the one), Creator/DanielRadcliffe has admitted to being terrible at magic, going on to talk about how he screwed up the one thing he ''can'' do well--a card trick--while filming a scene in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe2''.
9th Jun '16 11:04:10 PM gewunomox
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* Creator/MaayaSakamoto is much better known for her singing career than her acting career, especially considering she's done quite a few anime songs, and worked with the famous YokoKanno for some of them. In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' she played Fujioka Haruhi who is an atrocious actor, and apparently a horrible singer... so horrible we never actually hear her sing, but LIPSYNC a song by Chieko Kawabe (who sang the opening). Oddly enough, Haruhi's English voice actress, Creator/CaitlinGlass, also has a very nice singing voice.

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* Creator/MaayaSakamoto is much better known for her singing career than her acting career, especially considering she's done quite a few anime songs, and worked with the famous YokoKanno Music/YokoKanno for some of them. In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' she played Fujioka Haruhi who is an atrocious actor, and apparently a horrible singer... so horrible we never actually hear her sing, but LIPSYNC a song by Chieko Kawabe (who sang the opening). Oddly enough, Haruhi's English voice actress, Creator/CaitlinGlass, also has a very nice singing voice.
30th May '16 7:32:13 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Romance on the High Seas'', it's a plot point that the wealthy Mrs. Elvira Kent (Janis Paige), who allows herself to be impersonated on a tropical cruise by a not-so-wealthy nightclub singer really named Georgia Garrett (Creator/DorisDay), is a terrible singer. The mistaken-identity complications are resolved in the movie's final scene where both women wind up on the same nightclub stage in Rio, but Mrs. Kent's singing abilities are undemonstrated even here. Janis Paige was a perfectly competent singer, as demonstrated by her leading role in the original production of ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'', though the movie version of that musical doubled the irony by recasting her part with Doris Day.
27th May '16 11:50:39 AM MegaMarioMan
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* As episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' shows Penguin at the opera, warbling off-key while trying to sing along. His voice actor? Singer Music/PaulWilliams.

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* As An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' shows Penguin at the opera, warbling off-key while trying to sing along. His voice actor? Singer Music/PaulWilliams.
27th May '16 10:37:17 AM MegaMarioMan
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IronyAsSheIsCast might be reactionary in a long-lived role; extreme cases might try to counter what's RippedFromTheHeadlines.

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IronyAsSheIsCast Irony As She Is Cast might be reactionary in a long-lived role; extreme cases might try to counter what's RippedFromTheHeadlines.



* A classic character type in musical theater is TheRival to the aspiring actor/dancer/singer protagonist. Of course, the rival is never as good as the protagonist at acting/singing/dancing. However, this is frequently IronyAsSheIsCast. For example in ''{{Hairspray}}'', the actress playing Amber Von Tussle has to be a good dancer, because it takes a lot of skill to trip consistently and safely.

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* A classic character type in musical theater is TheRival to the aspiring actor/dancer/singer protagonist. Of course, the rival is never as good as the protagonist at acting/singing/dancing. However, this is frequently IronyAsSheIsCast.Irony As She Is Cast. For example in ''{{Hairspray}}'', the actress playing Amber Von Tussle has to be a good dancer, because it takes a lot of skill to trip consistently and safely.
15th May '16 5:50:53 PM nombretomado
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* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is played by Katey Sagal, who has worked as a professional singer before she became known for playing Peg Bundy on ''MarriedWithChildren''. While during musical numbers, she gets to [[TheCastShowOff show off]] her chops, [[MusicalWorldHypothesis in-character]] Leela has a terrible singing voice, as seen when she attempts to serenade invading aliens with a horrific version of "I Will Always Love You," prompting them to scream, "The humans are attacking!"

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* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is played by Katey Sagal, who has worked as a professional singer before she became known for playing Peg Bundy on ''MarriedWithChildren''.''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. While during musical numbers, she gets to [[TheCastShowOff show off]] her chops, [[MusicalWorldHypothesis in-character]] Leela has a terrible singing voice, as seen when she attempts to serenade invading aliens with a horrific version of "I Will Always Love You," prompting them to scream, "The humans are attacking!"
14th May '16 1:02:39 PM nombretomado
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* A variant, related not to talent but to class: in the first series of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', Rose Leslie plays the working-class housemaid Gwen Dawson in the giant titular great house. Leslie herself comes from an old Scottish noble family; she was literally raised in a castle, and her parents own ''another'' castle. This wouldn't be terribly remarkable if it weren't for the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion British class system]] is practically a character on its own on ''Downton''--and because she is the ''only'' true BlueBlood aristocrat[[note]]Dame Creator/MaggieSmith and other titled performers earned their [[KnightFever honours]] and are uniformly of non-aristocratic background[[/note]] ever to have been part of the main cast (in a show filled with fictional and not-so-fictional nobs, up to and including the Royal Family).

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* A variant, related not to talent but to class: in the first series of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', Rose Leslie plays the working-class housemaid Gwen Dawson in the giant titular great house. Leslie herself comes from an old Scottish noble family; she was literally raised in a castle, and her parents own ''another'' castle. This wouldn't be terribly remarkable if it weren't for the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion British class system]] is practically a character on its own on ''Downton''--and because she is the ''only'' true BlueBlood aristocrat[[note]]Dame Creator/MaggieSmith and other titled performers earned their [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever honours]] and are uniformly of non-aristocratic background[[/note]] ever to have been part of the main cast (in a show filled with fictional and not-so-fictional nobs, up to and including the Royal Family).
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