By Michael Gioia
24 Jun 2013
Scott stood in the back corner of the 54 Below bar as she watched her former co-star and friend — a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Catch Me If You Can and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — talk about the girls in his life. Butz, who is married to former Wicked co-star Michelle Federer, is the father to three girls — Georgia Teresa and two daughters from a previous marriage, Clara and Maggie.
As he related the females in his life to female figures found in Greek mythology and literature — such as Persephone, Aphrodite and Athena — he offered an eclectic mix of covers that ranged from Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," Loretta Lynn's "Mrs. Leroy Brown," Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home," Tom Waits' "Martha" and "Wig in a Box," from Hedwig and the Angry Inch — the musical slated to make its Broadway bow next season with Neil Patrick Harris in the title role.
The Scott-Butz concert crossover only lasted two nights at 54 Below — June 21-22. Scott continues through June 29, and Butz plays an extended engagement through July 19.