Of course I knew the name from the movies of Gypsy and West Side Story--I was a credit reader, even as a kid. I saw the cast of Side by Side on a TV talk show (Mike Douglas?) and couldn't get enough of the cast album thereafter. Then it was a regional production of A Little Night Music. First Broadway exposure, the original production of Sweeney Todd with Mr. Cariou and our beloved Ms. Lansbury.