Thanks for the compliment, and I'll say "likewise", as the Tony in the "Most Happy Fella" might say with some prodding from Rosabella!
Perhaps I was wrong to say "nebbish", but I do mean someone more off-beat, shorter perhaps than a traditional leading man, too as that is what I think of with Newley as the prototype, who also was a very unique in a singular over-the-top way too. Norman Wisdom, the originator of Newley's other big show "Roar of the Greasepaint" in England, who went on to star as the lead in "Walking Happy" on Broadway is more in that line of casting, too than Hugh Jackman. But it's all fun conjecture. Of course, if Nathan Lane were younger and had his box-office clout when he was the right age, he would have been more in line with a traditional Seymour, too. It just struck me, that had they allowed full nudity on stage back when he was younger, I'd rather think Anthony Perkins would have been a superb Alan Strang in 'Equus" too, come to think of it. Since he did rear nudity apparently in "Romantic Comedy" later on Broadway, Perkins might have been game to do it, too!