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Musical theater actors and actresses (Vol. 3)

Created by Alma Barroca on 12 Apr 2019 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 22 Apr 2019
Musical theater actors and actresses (Vol. 3)

Here you'll find 100 artists who are also (or best) known for their performances in musical theater (in Broadway, West End, etc. shows), but who have a solo career of their own. In each of their descriptions, you will find some of their stage credits.

Other profiles can be found here (1-100) and here (101-200).

- She is best known for her turn as Glinda in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the hit Broadway musical 'Wicked'.

- Simba replacement in Broadway's 'The Lion King'.
- George Washington in the original Broadway cast of 'Hamilton'.
- Simba understudy in the original Broadway cast of 'The Lion King'.

Artist | Brazil Pop-Rock

- Fiyero alternate in the original Brazilian cast of 'Wicked'.

- Éponine in the West End production of 'Les Misérables', having joined the cast on 18 June 2012. On 16 June 2013, Hope finished her run in the show and was replaced by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

Top song:  Manhattan

- Annie in the original cast of the Broadway musical 'Annie'. She played the role for 40 performances in the West End.

- Sonny Bono in the original Chicago and Broadway casts of 'The Cher Show'.

7. Oonagh

- Sarah in Stuttgart's 'Tanz der Vampire' 2011 revival.

- Nala understudy in the original Broadway cast of 'The Lion King'. Creswell later took the lead.

Top song:  Lost In A Kiss
Artist | Canada Pop-Folk

- Carole King replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'.
- Mary Magdalene in the 2011 Stratford Shakespeare Festival production.

- Che understudy in the 2012 Broadway revival of 'Evita', later taking the lead.
- Alfred in the original Broadway cast of 'Dance of the Vampires'.

- From 2010 for nearly two years, he performed in 'Chicago' at the Cambridge Theatre.
- From February 2012 to June 2013, he performed in 'Singin’ in the Rain' at the Palace Theatre.
- In October 2014, he rejoined the cast of 'Wicked' at the Apollo Victoria, understudying the character of Fiyero.
- Aladdin replacement in 'Aladdin' at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.

Top song:  Fight The Dragons

- Emma Parker in the original Broadway cast of 'Bonnie & Clyde'.

Top song:  Jenny Rebecca

- She was part of the Ensemble in Broadway's 'Alladin'.

- Christine Daaé in the original Broadway cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

- Count von Krolock and Madame von Krolock in the original Broadway cast of 'Dance of the Vampires'.
- He was the first Phantom in Broadway's 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Top song:  On Eagle's Wings
16. Cher

- Sissy in the original Broadway cast of 'Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean'.

Artist | Pop

- Lucy in the original Broadway cast of 'Jekyll & Hyde'.

18. Rhydian

- Rhydian made his debut in the 2010 European tour of 'The War of the Worlds – Live on Stage!', as Parson Nathaniel.

Top 2 songs:  Naufrágio What If

- In April 2015, Abraham took to the stage in the musical 'Godspell'.

Top song:  Even if

- He played Caractacus Potts in the UK tour of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. He toured with the production from February to April 2016, having returned to the role from October 2016 to the the end of the tour in February 2017.

- Tom Butwin is fresh off of a Spring 2017 run starring as Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

Top song:  I Don't Care Much

- He was part of Cirque du Soleil's 'Paramour', originating the role of Robbie while understudying AJ and Joey.
- Prince Eric understudy in Broadway's 'The Little Mermaid'.

- John Newton in the original Broadway cast of 'Amazing Grace'.
- Judas Iscariot in the 2012 Broadway revival of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

Top song:  Memory
Artist | Canada Pop-Rock

- Claude replacement in the 2009 Broadway revival of 'Hair'.
- Melchior replacement in the original National Tour cast of 'Spring Awakening'.

Top song:  My Favorite Things
Artist

- Lady Mortimer in the original Broadway cast of 'Henry IV'.
- Hope Cladwell replacement in Broadway's 'Urinetown: The Musical'.

- She was Broadway's first Mary Poppins, returning to the role in 2011.
- Belle replacement in Broadway's 'Beauty and the Beast'.

- Mama Morton in Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of 'Chicago'.
- Bernice/Marilyn in the Off Broadway production of 'Bingo'.
- Nails O’Reilly Duquesne in 'Red, Hot and Blue' at San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon.

Top song:  April in Paris

- Lavin began her career with Broadway appearances in the musical 'A Family Affair', in a supporting role.

- She performed in the national touring company of 'Les Misérables'.

- Meat and Scaramouche understudy in London's 'We Will Rock You'.
- In 2017 she took on the lead role in the Bill Kenwright touring production of 'Evita'.
- Elphaba standby in London's 'Wicked' (from 2 December 2013 to 31 January 2015). She later took the lead (from 2 February 2015 to 3 September 2016).

Top song:  No More Blues

- Nabulungi replacement in Broadway's 'The Book of Mormon'.
- Barbara in the original Broadway cast of 'Promises, Promises'.

32. Ryan Vona

- Lou Adler replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'.
- Joey in the original Broadway cast of Cirque du Soleil's 'Paramour'.

Top song:  The Letterbox

- Orpheus in the original Broadway cast of 'Hadestown'.
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the original Broadway cast of 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark'.

- Emma Carew in the original Broadway cast of 'Jekyll & Hyde'.

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