The Best of Broadway!by NoelSurg | created - 28 Jan 2018 | updated - 01 Mar 2018 | Public
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Born on September 19, 1978 in Tehran, Iran, Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-Canadian singer and actor, best known for his work in musicals. When he was 2 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
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 ...
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), BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen (2018) and Elementary (2012). She has been married to Nathan Johnson since May 11, 2007.
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 ...
16. Audra McDonald
Actress | Beauty and the Beast
Born July 3, 1970 in West Berlin (now part of Berlin), Germany as Audra Ann McDonald, she is an actress and singer, best known for her many roles on the Broadway theatre stage. Her mother Anna Kathryn was a university administrator and her father Stanley McDonald Jr. was a high school principal, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ".
34. Ryan McCartan
Ryan McCartan is an actor and producer, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016), Liv and Maddie (2013) and R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015).
36. George Hearn
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 ...
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. They have one child.
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 ...
Actress | Blindspotting
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, ...
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...