WHAT DO I NEED WITH LOVE
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Composer: Lyrics Dick Scanlan, Music Jeanine Tesoru
Production/Performer History: Broadway 2002 (Gavin Creel), London 2003 (Mark McGee), Melbourne 2006 (David Harris)
Context: Jimmy is in jail after taking Millie to a speakeasy and for the first time he realises he is falling for her.
Choice: Jeanine Tesori is one of my favourite composers currently working. While not as revolutionary as her other work (Fun Home, Caroline or Change), Thoroughly Modern Millie is one of the best movie to musical adaptations of the last 20 years. Good song for a comic leading man. Hey, it was in even in my rep when I was younger!