This is a clip of one of the best musical numbers ever, from Grand Hotel, which
was gorgeously staged by Tommy Tune. It stars Michael Jeter
as a timid accountant who’s just checked into the hotel. Brent Barrett, who’s wonderful
as the Baron, had replaced David James Carroll, who would soon die of
complications from HIV/AIDS, as would the extraordinary Mr. Jeter.
The clip is from the 1990 Tony Awards, and there’s a longer version,
which includes an introduction by a sultry Kathleen Turner and
Jeter’s acceptance speech, which is available on Youtube.
If you click on this clip, it should go full screen.