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Becoming a Cats Cat

With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s deathless crowd-pleaser returning to Broadway, seven former cast members recall the strange experience of learning to play a singing, dancing feline.

Bryan Batt

Munkustrap, national tour and Broadway (1991–92)

“I think partly because I’m a big guy, I got cast as a leading-man cat. I didn’t lock myself in a room with cats to get in their mind-set, but I did learn specific movements—the way

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