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21st May '17 6:00:33 PM jtierney50
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* Lampshaded in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'': according to the Man in the Chair, the song "As We Stumble Along" - a "rousing anthem about alcoholism" - was only added because the actress playing the Chaperone in the ShowWithinAShow demanded a rousing anthem about ''something'' in every show she did.
** The song "Show-Off" may serve as an in-universe-in-universe example: in the show within a show, Janet is a famous actress and notable LargeHam. Thus, even her declaration that she's giving up the stage requires a 5 minute, elaborate musical number that showcases her many, many talents. The irony does not escape the others present.
** Subverted and then played straight by the character of Tottendale, who, according to the Man in the Chair, is played by a woman named Ukulele Lil, who presumably plays a ukulele - but doesn't in this show. In the finale, Tottendale/Ukulele Lil is the first character to appear to the Man in the Chair, and sure enough, she's playing a ukulele.
* RenaissanceMan Creator/LinManuelMiranda has acted as the writer, songwriter, lyricist, and star actor of both ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' and ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', and sung two of the songs for ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which he also wrote the music for. It seems that whenever he wants to be in a play about something, he just goes ahead and writes it himself.
** He also does this for the actors in his works: once he knew he had Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Lafayette/Jefferson and Angelica Schuyler, he went ahead and wrote "Guns and Ships" and "Satisfied", which feature some of the fastest sung lyrics on Broadway, simply because he knew Diggs and Goldsberry would be capable of performing the songs (although, as Diggs pointed out in an interview, they don't even touch the fastest songs in Hip Hop). Lin also noted that he looks forward to the day where high-school age actresses perform "Satisfied" in high school productions, simply because he wants to see if they're capable.
21st May '17 5:12:48 PM nombretomado
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* It's in the story, but ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' deserves a mention. We all knew by that point how well Creator/AyaHirano sings, but the dub did a translation so WendeeLee could do her part.

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* It's in the story, but ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' deserves a mention. We all knew by that point how well Creator/AyaHirano sings, but the dub did a translation so WendeeLee Creator/WendeeLee could do her part.
20th May '17 11:25:04 AM Prfnoff
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* Odette Myrtil made her career in musicals written to show off her abilities as singer ''and'' as a violinist. This made more sense in ''Theatre/TheCatAndTheFiddle'' (where her character was [[TheDanza named Odette]]) than in ''White Lilacs'', where she played George Sand.

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* Odette Myrtil made her career in musicals written to show off her abilities as singer ''and'' as a violinist. This made more sense in ''Theatre/TheCatAndTheFiddle'' (where her character was [[TheDanza named Odette]]) than in ''White Lilacs'', where she played George Sand. An earlier actress named Hazel Dawn also made a specialty of playing the violin in musicals such as ''The Pink Lady''.
19th May '17 9:10:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' has a scene of him displaying his singing ability.

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** ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' ''Film/TheWickerMan'' has a scene of him displaying his singing ability.



* Richard Gere played his own cornet solos in ''Film/TheCottonClub''.

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* Richard Gere Creator/RichardGere played his own cornet solos in ''Film/TheCottonClub''.
15th May '17 3:50:27 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' has become a fountain of this. If an actor does reasonably well on the show, you can almost expect them to have a character dance soon after. Chelsea Kane danced on ''Series/BabyDaddy'' as did Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence on ''Series/MelissaAndJoey.'' Many times, they'll cast their partner from ''Dancing'' to be their partner on their new show as well.

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* ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' has become a fountain of this. If an actor does reasonably well on the show, you can almost expect them to have a character dance soon after. Chelsea Kane danced on ''Series/BabyDaddy'' as did Melissa Joan Hart Creator/MelissaJoanHart and Joey Lawrence on ''Series/MelissaAndJoey.'' Many times, they'll cast their partner from ''Dancing'' to be their partner on their new show as well.
14th May '17 7:22:26 AM Bahuvrihi
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** Ironically, it was the ''lack'' of cast showoffs that sank Music/TheMonkees when word got around that the cast didn't play their own instruments, though Peter and Michael were actually gifted musicians and Mickey became a passable drummer ("It's not brain surgery" as he put it). Davy never played anything more complicated than a tambourine.

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** Ironically, it was the ''lack'' of cast showoffs that sank Music/TheMonkees when word got around that the cast didn't play their own instruments, though Peter and Michael were actually gifted musicians and Mickey Micky became a passable drummer ("It's not brain surgery" as he put it). Davy never played anything more complicated than a tambourine.
7th May '17 3:52:29 PM SEGASister
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** The ''Total Drama Action'' episode "The Princess Pride" features a song performed by Courtney, whose voice actress Emelie-Claire Barlow is an accomplished jazz singer.

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** The ''Total Drama Action'' episode "The Princess Pride" features a song performed by Courtney, whose voice actress Emelie-Claire Barlow EmilieClaireBarlow is an accomplished jazz singer.
2nd May '17 7:29:50 PM Paleb05
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2nd May '17 7:27:47 PM AbZHz101
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** The second crossover episode between the Flash and Supergirl takes it UpToEleven, being an episode where the two leads are [[AllJustADream trapped]] in a Movie Musical. The episode contains five song numbers, two of which are original and written for the episode: "Superfriend" and "Come Running Home To You." And the cast did all the dance numbers too.

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** The second crossover episode between the Flash and Supergirl Series/Supergirl2015 takes it UpToEleven, being an episode where the two leads are [[AllJustADream trapped]] in a Movie Musical. The episode contains five song numbers, two of which are original and written for the episode: "Superfriend" and "Come Running Home To You." And the cast did all the dance numbers too.
2nd May '17 7:25:04 PM AbZHz101
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** The second crossover episode between the Flash and Supergirl takes it UpToEleven, being an episode where the two leads are [[AllJustADream trapped]] in a Movie Musical. The episode contains five song numbers, two of which are original and written for the episode: "Superfriend" and "Come Running Home To You." And the cast did all the dance numbers too.
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