What is the most difficult song to sing in a Broadway show?

I'm curious what people consider to be the absolute toughest song to perform - either from a vocal or acting standpoint. For me the toughest by far is "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide - 3 high E flats above high C - plus several high Cs and D-flats, along with some tricky rhythms. But maybe you consider Bring Him Home (Les Miz), or Johnny One-Note (Babes in Arms) or even the soliloquy from Carousel -

Here's Kristin Chenoweth's version of Glitter and Be Gay to compare:


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  • 6 years ago
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    "Glitter and Be Gay" would be my answer too, although "Candide" is more of an opera than a Broadway musical. I love it though!

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