Grand Jeter

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This week, as we wrap up coverage on the best of Evening Shade, I want to pay tribute to one of its finest talents — the late, great Michael Jeter, who joined the new series right after a Tony Award-winning run as Kringelein in the 1989 Broadway musical adaptation of a Pre-Code classic, Grand Hotel (1932).

Here’s a clip of Jeter (with Brent Barrett) at the 1990 Tonys, just months before Evening Shade would begin production. If you haven’t seen this, it’s glorious!

While Jeter recreated his role on the 1992 cast recording, I’m offering — for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest — access to an untracked “soundboard” audio of the Original Broadway Production (including original cast member David Carroll). Here’s a taste of the grand, good-time fun — a tribute to Jeter!



Come back next week for a new Wildcard! And stay tuned Tuesday for more sitcom goodness!