Billy Crystal on The View

Watch Now: Crystal Talks Tony-Nominated Mr. Saturday Night on The View

Billy Crystal is back on Broadway in the now five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Mr. Saturday Night, two of the nominations being for Crystal’s performance and as co-writer of the book. Crystal stopped by The View, co-hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, a longtime friend of his, to talk about the all of the show’s nominations as well as the thrill and joy of performing live for his grandkids.

Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

In addition to Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night stars Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of AngelsLes Misérables) as Elaine Young; David Paymer (City Slickers, Quiz Show, State & Main), who is recreating his Oscar-nominated performance as Buddy’s brother Stan Yankelman; Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) as Susan Young; and Chasten Harmon (The Good Fight, Elementary, Broadway’s Hair) as agent Annie Wells. The Broadway company also includes Jordan Gelber (Sunday in the Park with George), Brian Gonzales (Aladdin), and Mylinda Hull (Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsSweet Charity).

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