Theatrely's Best of 2022


Theatrely's picks for some of the best performances of the past year

Juan A. Ramirez
Kobi Kassal
December 12, 2022 10:45 PM

2022 was the first full year back of live theatre since the pandemic shut down our industry. Over the past 12 months, the Theatrely team has spent countless nights (and matinees!!!) covering hundreds of productions from right here in Midtown Manhattan to international tours across the globe. Editor-in-Chief Kobi Kassal and Chief Critic Juan A. Ramírez sat down and chose their picks for the best of this past year. 


Juan: Kimberly Akimbo

Kobi: Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo


Juan: I’m picking two! English and Oresteia

Kobi: Prayer for the French Republic

English, Oresteia, and Prayer for the French Republic


Juan: Legally Blonde from Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London

Kobi: I can’t decide so I’m picking two! King James, CTG LA and A.D. 16 - Olney 

Legally Blonde, King James, and A.D. 16

National Tour

Kobi: Jagged Little Pill 

Jagged Little Pill


Juan: Sondheimia @ Carnegie Hall

Kobi: Julie Klausner, Joe’s Pub 

Larry Owens and Julie Klausner

Solo Show

Juan: Kate

Kobi: Kate

Kate Berlant

Unexpected Fav

Juan: Take Me Out

Kobi: Again sorry, had to include both! Titanique and Harmony 

Take Me Out, Titanique, and Harmony

Best Number

Juan: “Anagram” from Kimberly Akimbo

Kobi: “Forever in Blue Jeans” from A Beautiful Noise 

Kimberly Akimbo and A Beautiful Noise

Movie Musical

Juan: Matilda The Musical (Netflix)

Kobi: Matilda The Musical (Netflix)

Matilda The Musical

Standout Star(s)

Juan: Amy Lennox in Cabaret, Elizabeth Stanley in Anyone Can Whistle, K. Todd Freeman in Downstate, Lea Michele in Funny Girl, Marie Dinolan in Macbitches, Pamela Anderson in Chicago, Ying Fang in Met Opera’s Idomeneo 

Kobi: Caroline Huerta in Stranger Sings!, Alex Edelman in Just For Us, Shawna Hamic in 1776, Elizabeth Stanley in Anyone Can Whistle, Lea Michele in Funny Girl, Suzy Nakamura in POTUS, Michael Oberholtzer in Take Me Out

Some of our favorite stars of the year!

See you next year!

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