The Best of Broadway!

by NoelSurg | created - 28 Jan 2018 | updated - 01 Mar 2018 | Public

1. Lindsay Mendez

Actress | Elementary

Lindsay Mendez is an actress, known for Elementary (2012), Modern Family (2009) and All Rise (2019).

2. Stephanie J. Block

Actress | Madam Secretary

Stephanie J. Block was born on September 19, 1972 in Brea, California, USA as Stephanie Janette Block. She is an actress, known for Madam Secretary (2014), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Homeland (2011). She has been married to Sebastian Arcelus since October 25, 2007. They have one child.

3. Annaleigh Ashford

Actress | Masters of Sex

Annaleigh Ashford won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Essie in You Can't Take It With You on Broadway. She starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George, and played Betty on Showtime's critically ...

4. Renée Elise Goldsberry

Actress | One Life to Live

Renee Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California, and raised in both Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelors degree in acting, and went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she received her ...

5. Phillipa Soo

Moana

Phillipa Soo was born on May 31, 1990 in Libertyville, Illinois, USA as Phillipa Anne Soo. She is known for her work on Moana (2016), Smash (2012) and Here and Now (2018). She has been married to Steven Pasquale since September 24, 2017.

6. Ben Platt

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Ben Platt was born on September 24, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Benjamin Schiff Platt. He is an actor, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016).

7. Derek Klena

Actor | Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Derek Klena born October 3, 1991 is an American actor and singer. He is most known for his appearances on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as "DJ Fingablast." He is also know for originating the role of "Dmitry" in the stage adaption of Anastasia on Broadway, as well as "Eddie Birdlace" in the stage ...

8. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

9. Ramin Karimloo

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Born on 19 September 1978 in Tehran, Iran, Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-Canadian singer and actor, best known for his work in musicals. When he was two months old, his parents were forced to flee Iran because of the Islamic Revolution. After spending two years in Italy, the family moved to ...

10. Sierra Boggess

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Sierra Marjory Boggess was born May 20, 1982. She is best known for her roles as Ariel in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid" and Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera". Her career started when she was cast in the Ensemble and as the understudy of Cosette in the US Tour of Les ...

11. Idina Menzel

Actress | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She is an actress, known for Frozen (2013), Rent (2005) and Enchanted (2007). She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

12. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Soundtrack | Mary Poppins Returns

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the first incarnation of "In the Heights" his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Off-Broadway, "In The Heights" received nine Drama Desk nominations, including best music, best lyrics, and it won the award for outstanding ensemble performance; received ...

13. Laura Osnes

Actress | Late Show with David Letterman

Laura Osnes was born on November 19, 1985 in Burnsville, Minnesota, USA as Laura Ann Osnes. She is an actress, known for Late Show with David Letterman (1993), The Boys Are Back - Bandstand: The Broadway Musical (2018) and Elementary (2012). She has been married to Nathan Johnson since May 11, 2007.

14. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...

15. Christian Borle

Actor | The Bounty Hunter

Christian Borle was born on October 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for The Bounty Hunter (2010), Legally Blonde: The Musical (2007) and Blackhat (2015). He was previously married to Sutton Foster.

16. Audra McDonald

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Audra McDonald was born on July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany as Audra Ann McDonald. She is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Private Practice (2007) and A Raisin in the Sun (2008). She has been married to Will Swenson since October 6, 2012. They have one child. She was previously ...

17. Tracie Thoms

Actress | Rent

Tracie Thoms was born on August 19, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tracie Nicole Thoms. She is an actress, known for Rent (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Death Proof (2007).

18. Jessie Mueller

Actress | The Post

Jessica Ruth "Jessie" Mueller, born in Evanston, Illinois, is a Tony Award-winning actress known for her work on Broadway portraying Carole King in Beautiful; the Carole King Musical and Jenna Hunterson in Waitress. She was born into a family of actors. Her parents, Jill (Shellabarger) and Roger ...

19. 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,...

20. Aaron Tveit

Actor | Les Misérables

Aaron Kyle Tveit born October 21, 1983 is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen ...

21. Jeremy Jordan

Actor | The Last Five Years

Jeremy Michael Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is most well-known for his television roles in Supergirl (2015) and Smash (2012).

Jeremy graduated in 2007 with a degree in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Soon after, he landed his first Broadway role in "Rock of Ages." In ...

22. Christy Altomare

Actress | Central Park Joker

Christy Altomare was born on June 23, 1986 in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Central Park Joker (2011), The Big C (2010) and Badges (2010).

23. Donny Osmond

Soundtrack | Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond was born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Olive Osmond (née Davis) and George Osmond on . He was the seventh of eight brothers and has one sister. When Donny was young, his family went to see Lawrence Welk in California. They were unable to meet with him so they ...

24. Mandy Gonzalez

Actress | Man on a Ledge

Mandy Gonzalez was born on August 22, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mandy Vera Gonzalez. She is an actress, known for Man on a Ledge (2012), Across the Universe (2007) and Quantico (2015).

25. Santino Fontana

Actor | Frozen

Santino Fontana was born on March 21, 1982 in Stockton, California, USA as Santino Anthony Fontana. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015) and Sisters (2015). He has been married to Jessica Hershberg since September 5, 2015.

26. Anthony Ramos

Actor | A Star Is Born

Anthony Ramos was born on November 1, 1991 in Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA as Anthony Ramos Martinez. He is an actor, known for A Star Is Born (2018), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Monsters and Men (2018).

27. Kara Lindsay

Actress | Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical

Kara Lindsay was born on February 16, 1985 in Rochester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical (2017), Murphy Brown (1988) and Submissions Only (2010).

28. Corey Cott

Actor | Z: The Beginning of Everything

Corey Cott is an actor and producer, known for Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015), The Good Fight (2017) and The Mascot. He has been married to Meghan Woollard since January 5, 2013. They have one child.

29. Javier Muñoz

Actor | Odd Mom Out

Javier Muñoz is an actor, known for Odd Mom Out (2015), Blindspot (2015) and Shadowhunters (2016).

30. Barrett Wilbert Weed

Actress | Crashing

Barrett Wilbert Weed is an actress, known for Crashing (2017), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) and Broadway.com #LiveatFive (2015).

31. Gavin Creel

Soundtrack | Submissions Only

Gavin Creel was born on April 18, 1976 in Findlay, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for Submissions Only (2010), The Wonderful World of Disney (1995) and She Loves Me (2016).

32. Caroline O'Connor

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Celebrated actress from Australia who has appeared in numerous stage productions. Has been featured in roles in such shows as "A Chorus Line", "Baby", "Oklahoma" and her most celebrated role as Velma Kelly in the Original Australian Revival cast of "Chicago: The Musical. ".

33. Jessica Keenan Wynn

Actress | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Jessica Keenan Wynn is an actress, known for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), The Girl on the Train (2016) and Forever (2014).

35. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

36. George Hearn

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

George Hearn was born on June 18, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as George Clark Hearn Jr. He is an actor, known for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982), Sneakers (1992) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001). He has been married to Leslie Arlene ...

37. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Angela Brigid Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her ...

38. Sherie Rene Scott

Actress | P.S. I Love You

Sherie Rene Scott was born on February 8, 1969 in Topeka, Kansas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for P.S. I Love You (2007), Marci X (2003) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990). She was previously married to Kurt Deutsch.

39. Laura Bell Bundy

Actress | Jumanji

Laura Bell Bundy was born on April 10, 1981 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Laura Ashley Bell Bundy. She is an actress, known for Jumanji (1995), Dreamgirls (2006) and Legally Blonde: The Musical (2007). She has been married to Thom Hinkle since June 3, 2017.

40. Rachel Bay Jones

Actress | Ben Is Back

Rachel Bay Jones is an American stage actress and singer. She has played the roles of Catherine in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin and Evan's mother Heidi in Dear Evan Hansen. The latter earned her the 2017 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Jones was born in New York City and ...

41. Jasmine Cephas Jones

Actress | Mistress America

Jasmine Cephas Jones originated the roles of 'Peggy Schuyler' and 'Maria Reynolds' in the Tony Award winning Broadway hit Hamilton an American Musical. Jasmine trained at the Berklee College of Music for vocal performance and The Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater. She is a member of the LAByrinth ...

42. Alice Ripley

Actress | Sugar!

Alice Ripley is an actor, singer, songwriter, live performer, recording artist, and mixed media artist who was born in California "six years before we landed on the moon, seven weeks before the Beatles landed on the Ed Sullivan show, three weeks after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and eleven ...

43. Cristin Milioti

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Cristin Milioti was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She has Italian, Belgian, Czech, and Irish ancestry, and calls her family "Olive Garden Italian". In middle school, she found her love of acting at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in New York. She attended Cherry Hill High School East, ...

44. Adam Kantor

Actor | Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Adam Kantor is an actor, known for Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008), Billions (2016) and The Good Wife (2009).

45. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

46. J. Robert Spencer

Actor | Hotaru no haka

J. Robert Spencer is an actor and producer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Farm Girl in New York (2007) and Night of the Dog (2005). He has been married to Jenny Lynn Suckling since 2002.



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