Mary Poppins musical co-star Ryan Hilliard comes to the Montreal stage after a storied journeyman career co-starring on stage and screen with the likes of Chita Rivera, Jack Nicholson and Bill Cosby
by Richard Burnett@bugsburnett
(Production photos by Jeremy Daniel)
Disney’s Mary Poppins musical, of course, tells the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane; their children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Enter Mary Poppins.
If you’ve never seen Hilliard on the stage, then certainly you’ve seen him in the zillions of cameos he’s made on American network television over the last 35 years, from Kojak in 1977 to 30 Rock in 2012. “Filming Kojak was fun,” Hilliard says. “Telly Savalas always made me smile.”