favorite Broadway actorsby KristenStewartForever | created - 16 Dec 2011 | updated - 16 Dec 2011 | Public
2. Alan Cumming
Actor | The Anniversary Party
Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...
Actor | The Producers
A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...
Actor | Hello, Dolly!
Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith. He is an actor, known for Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis.
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
Patrick Joseph Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Mary Kathryn (Burton), a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a news anchor.
Wilson has a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. His theater work has produced ...
7. Jason Raize
Actor | Brother Bear
Jason Raize was born on July 20, 1975 in Oneonta, New York, USA as Jason Raize Rothenberg. He was an actor, known for Brother Bear (2003), Brother Bear (2003) and Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000). He died on February 3, 2004 in Yass, New South Wales, Australia.
Actor | Critters
Terrence Vaughn Mann was born to Charles and Helen Mann in Kentucky on July 1, 1951. Terry left Jacksonville University after two years there (1969-1971), and later graduated with honors from the North Carolina School for the Arts (1971-73, 1975-76). During his first summer in Paul Green's outdoor ...
Actor | Mary Poppins
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...
10. Paul Lynde
Actor | Bye Bye Birdie
Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...
11. Mario Cantone
Actor | Sex and the City
Mario Cantone is probably best known at home in the US as a comedian, impressionist and singer but he has also made a name for himself as a very successful Broadway actor, appearing in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" in 1995 as well as a number of off-Broadway Shakespeare productions including "The ...
13. Anthony Rapp
Actor | Rent
Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.
Actor | Rent
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wilson J Heredia was always surrounded by music. His mother was a seamstress and his father was a super. But they were both very musical. He studied medicine, and thought about advertising, but he realized he had to express himself, so he got into acting. He worked at a...
15. Jesse L. Martin
Actor | Rent
Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He ...
16. Taye Diggs
Actor | Chicago
Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...
17. Joel Grey
Actor | Cabaret
Joel Grey's father, Mickey Katz, created "Borscht Capades" in the early 1950s. Mickey Katz was a musician -- a clarinetist and a saxophone player -- in bands around the east. Mickey was performing, playing in a band in Cleveland, Ohio, which is where Joel Grey was born. Musician and bandleader ...
18. Hugh Panaro
Actor | Broadway Damage
Hugh Panaro was born on February 19, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Broadway Damage (1997), Law & Order (1990) and The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece (2013).
19. Victor Garber
Actor | Argo
Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...
20. James Barbour
Actor | American Experience
James received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama Leagues Awards nominations for his starring role as "Sydney Carton' in the 2008 Broadway production of A Tale Of Two Cities. He also won the Sarasota Magazine best actor award for the out of town pre-Broadway run of A Tale Of Two Cities.
21. Gary Beach
Actor | The Producers
Tony winner ("The Producers") and popular Broadway veteran Gary Beach is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He and his partner, Jeff Barnett, live in New York City.
Beach received the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics ...
23. Ben Vereen
Actor | All That Jazz
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...
Actor | How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...
25. Max Casella
Actor | Jackie
Max Casella was born on June 6, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Max Deitch. He is an actor, known for Jackie (2016), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Blue Jasmine (2013). He has been married to Leona Casella since February 7, 2002. They have two children.
Actor | Shrek the Musical
He attended Forest Lake High School and, after graduating, set out for New York to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Sieber made his television series debut in Two of a Kind (1998). In regional theatre, he has been involved in a string of world premiere musicals, including ...
29. Jeff Conaway
Actor | Grease
Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1994). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...
30. John Travolta
Actor | Battlefield Earth
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...
31. Norbert Leo Butz
Actor | Dan in Real Life
Norbert Leo Butz was born on January 30, 1967, in St. Louis, MO, the seventh child of Elaine and Norbert A. Butz. He has German, French, and Irish ancestry. Norbert went to audition for the Alabama Shakespeare festival in 1993 without using his middle name, but because people kept getting him ...