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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 16 Jan 2020
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'.

Top song:  E Mais Ninguém

- 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:  What If Naufrágio

- 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

- 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'.

She was member of the ensemble in the original Broadway cast of 'Wicked'. In March 2004, she served as an understudy for Glinda, replacing Melissa Bell Chait who suffered a stroke, departing the show on October 31, 2004. She later became an original cast member of the Los Angeles sit-down productions, performing in the ensemble and again understudying the role of Glinda before departing on December 30, 2007.

Top 3 songs:  Cinematic Cold In You
Artist | Korea, South

- Dawn replacement in Broadway's 'Waitress'.

Top song:  Standing On My Own

- Fantine (2002–2003) in Broadway's 'Les Misérables'.
- Donna Sheridan in the North Carolina Theatre production of 'Mamma Mia!'.
- Evita in the 2011 Casa Mañana (Texas) production of 'Evita'.

Top song:  Pretty Music
Artist | Canada Pop-Rock

- Basilius in the original Broadway cast of 'Head Over Heels'.
- AJ in the original Broadway cast of Cirque du Soleil's 'Paramour'.
- Jesus and Judas understudy in the original Broadway cast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

- Lola replacement in Broadway's 'Kinky Boots' (11/2015-03/2016, 03-04/2018).

Top song:  Ordinary

- Nancy in the UK tour of 'Oliver!'.
- Éponine in London's The O2's 25th Anniversary Concert of 'Les Misérables'.

Top song:  When He Loved Me

- SpongeBob SquarePants in the original Broadway cast of 'SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical'.

Top song:  Richmond Rewrites
42. Javine

- She replaced Paulette Ivory as Nala in London's 'The Lion King'.

Artist | MPB

- Harpo in the original Brazilian cast of 'The Color Purple'.

Top 2 songs:  Amor Ímpar Alumiou

- Sofia in the original Brazilian cast of 'The Color Purple'.

- Jason "J.D." Dean in the Los Angeles (2013) and the original off-Broadway (2014) versions of 'Heathers: The Musical'.
- In August 2019 he played Lt. Cable in a concert version of 'South Pacific' at the Aspen Music Festival.
- Fiyero in the Broadway cast of 'Wicked' from September 11, 2018 to May 12, 2019.

Artist | Brazil MPB

- Motormouth Maybelle in the Brazilian cast of 'Hairspray'.

Top song:  Paralelas

- Asaka in the Broadway revival of 'Once on This Island' at the Circle in the Square Theater in 2018.

Artist | Brazil Pop

- Simba understudy in the Brazilian cast of 'The Lion King'.
- Lucas Beineke in the original Brazilian casts of 'The Addams Family'.
- Judas in the São Paulo season of 'Godspell'.

Top song:  Nas 4 Estações

- Mendel in the original London cast of 'Falsettos'.
- Pilate in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Barbican Centre, from 4 July until 24 August 2019.
- He returned to the West End on 31 July 2018, playing the role of Wally Strand in 'Strictly Ballroom' until its closing night, on 27 October 2018.

Top 3 songs:  Amazing Lately Loving you

- Eddie in the workshop production of 'Painted Lady: The Princess Caraboo Scandal' in Bristol Old Vic and Finborough.
- In July 2013 he joined the UK tour cast of 'High Society'.

Top song:  Better Than I

- Moritz Stiefel in the original Broadway cast of 'Spring Awakening', a role which earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
- Johnny in Broadway's 'American Idiot'.
- Lee in the 2011 Broadway production of 'Jerusalem'.
- Edmund in the 2016 Broadway revival of 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'.

52. Ruva
Artist | Australia

- Shenzi in the 2013/2016 Australian tour of 'The Lion King'.

Top song:  Bad Boi

- John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in the original Broadway cast of 'Hamilton'.

Artist | United States

- Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the original Broadway cast of 'Hamilton'.

Top song:  Moonlight

- Katya Tatarinova in the original cast of 'Nord-Ost'.

Artist | Russia

- Phoebus in the original Russian cast of 'Notre-Dame de Paris'.

Artist | United States

- Roxie Hart in the original Broadway cast of 'Chicago'.

- An original member of the Taganka Theatre ensemble, had a groundbreaking tenure in the company's production of 'Hamlet' (1971), as the lead.

Artist | Russia Pop

- Nikolai Rezanov in the original stage version of the rock opera 'Juno and Avos'.

Artist | Russia

- Nikolai Rezanov in the 2005 season of the rock opera 'Juno and Avos'.

- Gadfly in the 1985 Leningrad State Theater production of 'Gadfly'.

- Banzai replacement in the Madrid production of 'The Lion King'.

Top song:  Libido
Artist | United States

- In March 2006, she was cast as the standby for Elphaba on the first North American tour of 'Wicked'. She covered the role multiple times for Julia Murney and Shoshana Bean. On January 3, 2007, she took over the lead role for a 10-month stint, before exiting the company on November 4, 2007.

- The Zydeco Cowboy in "The Ghost Brother's of Darkland County".

Top song:  Ogallala
Comments
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sat, 07/12/2019 - 23:19

Thanks for your suggestions, but I don't know them, so I need your help more... In which musical have they performed? Even local productions are fine Wink smile

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 08/12/2019 - 22:25

I checked his Wiki page, does he have any musical theater credit? I only could find stuff about a musical movie, not a stage production...

vevvevvevvev    Mon, 09/12/2019 - 02:18

You are very incredulous...
"...1986 — «Овод» (композитор А. Колкер), спектакль Ленинградского государственного театра имени Ленинского комсомола — Риварес..." ("...1986 - "Gadfly "(composer A. Kolker), performance of the Leningrad State Theater named after the Lenin Komsomol - Rivares...")
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B4_(%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%...
(“Gadfly” - a performance in the rock musical genre staged by Gennady Egorov in 1985 on the stage of the Lenin Komsomol Leningrad State Theater...)

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Mon, 09/12/2019 - 20:11

As I said, I don't speak Russian, so I went to his English Wiki page. Check if I added accurate info now, please. Thank you for your help Wink smile

vevvevvevvev    Mon, 09/12/2019 - 22:29

Information is correct Regular smile

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 08/12/2019 - 22:38

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I added most of them. Please check if info is accurate as I don't understand Russian, so I had to go through GoogleTranslate to get specific data... Confused smile