Who was originally supposed to fo it?
Jane Alexander could do it.
Was Angela Lansbury the one alluded to in this thread?
Patti Lupone but she’d bring a different energy to it.
Christine Ebersole would be fine.
But that ice-cold hauteur and the quiet voice From Streep’s work...that’s a film performance.
It might be hard to open that kind of character up to the balcony.
And yes Donna Murphy would be very very good.