Bob Holiday as Superman on Broadway
Lyricist Lee Adams, Bob Holiday, and Composer Charles Strouse
A Beautiful Bob Holiday Custom Home
In 1966, a tall, dark and handsome man named Bob Holiday brought new dimension to the Superman mythos. In previous incarnations, when played by Kirk Alyn and George Reeves, Superman had proven to be strong and solid. Bob Holiday maintained this tradition and happily added a few new touches.
First, and most obvious, Superman flew in real time. There was no chance for a second take, so Bob had to be physically powerful, flexing his muscles on cue and maintaining a Super-posture as he soared on and off the stage.
Second, Bob Holiday was the first singing Superman. The original cast album by Sony Broadway, still available today, proves to a new generation that Superman could sing, sounding every bit as masculine as Superman must.
Finally, musical comedy required a Superman who could strike precisely the right balance,
bringing humor to the role, yet maintaining the dignity of Superman. Bob Holiday was exactly the right man to
hit that balance, creating
a strong, serious Superman who still managed to bring hundreds of smiles to theatre-goers.
After leaving show business, Bob Holiday became a successful home builder in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. His beautiful custom homes grace the Lake Wallenpaupack area, standing as tributes to the man who always lives up to the role he once had the privilege to play: Superman.
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and the Broadway play "It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman."