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Artists with careers in musical theater - Vol. IV

Créé par Alma Barroca le 20 déc 2020 | Dernière modification par Alma Barroca 15 avr 2022
Artists with careers in musical theater - Vol. IV

Here you'll find 100 artists who are also (or best) known for their performances in musical theater, all around the world. In each of their descriptions, you will find some of their stage credits, along with relevant info when available.

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1. Beehann Artiste 

- Clara in the original Paris cast of 'Ghost: The Musical'. In that same show, she also served as an understudy for Oda Mae Brown.
- In 2021 she was cast as a Shenzi understudy in the French revival of 'The Lion King'.

Pays :  France

Langue :  français

Chanson populaire :  Comment dire adieu

2. Adrienne Walker Artiste 

- She performed as Nala in Broadway's 'The Lion King' from July 2016 to December 2018, returning to it in July 2019.
- While off 'The Lion King', she starred as Hattie in the original Broadway cast of 'Kiss Me, Kate'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Someday At Christmas

3. Giulia Ottonello Artiste 

- Grizabella in the 2009-2011 Italian tour of 'Cats'.

Pays :  Italie

Genres :  Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul

Langues :  anglais, italien

Chansons populaires :  Spezzami il cuorePermission

4. Marty Thomas Artiste 

- Boq cover and Ensemble member in Broadway's 'Wicked'.
- Swing, Featured Skater and Dance Captain in Broadway's original cast of 'Xanadu'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Show Me HeavenLost In The Wilderness

5. Tony Yazbeck Artiste 

- J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of 'Finding Neverland'.
- Tulsa in 'Gypsy' starring Patti LuPone.
- Billy Flynn in 'Chicago'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

6. Steven Pasquale Artiste 

- Fabrizio Naccarelli in the Seattle production of 'The Light in the Piazza'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genre :  Jazz

Langue :  anglais

7. Malcolm Gets Artiste 

- Colonel Ricci in Broadway's 2004 production of 'Passion'.
- Alvin in Broadway's 2009 production of 'The Story of My Life'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Long Before I Knew YouThe Journey Home

8. Meredith Braun Artiste 

- Christine in the 1999–2000 season of 'The Phantom Of The Opera' at the Her Majesty's Theatre, West End.
- Eponine in the 1991 season of 'Les Misérables' at the Palace Theatre, London.

Pays :  Nouvelle-Zélande

Langue :  anglais

9. Desi Oakley Artiste 

- She made her Broadway debut as a Swing in 'Wicked' at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on January 3, 2012.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Repeat

10. Jon Robyns Artiste 

- Princeton and Rod in 'Avenue Q', at London's West End, leaving the show in December 2007.
- Also appeared as Jean Valjean in the London production of 'Les Misérables'.

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Grace Kelly

11. Diana DeGarmo Artiste 

- Her major stage debut was as Maria in an American Musical Theatre of San Jose production of 'West Side Story' in November 2005.
- Her Broadway debut came in February 2006, during a four-month run of 'Hairspray' as Penny Pingleton.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Musique country, Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Curves Ahead

12. Kyle Taylor Parker Artiste 

- Originally an understudy, he later took the lead road of Lola in Broadway's production 'Kinky Boots'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genre :  R&B/Soul

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Out Tonight

13. Janet Dacal Artiste 

- Carla in the original Broadway cast of 'In the Heights'. She also served as an understudy for Nina, later taking the role full time.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Jazz, R&B/Soul

Langues :  espagnol, anglais

Chansons populaires :  Sabor a míBe True To Me

14. Christy Altomare Artiste 

- She originated the titular role in the Broadway premiere of 'Anastasia'.
- Wendla Bergmann in the Original 1st National Tour Cast of 'Spring Awakening'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Pop, Pop-folk, Auteur-compositeur-interprète

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  You'll Never Know (For Adrien)

15. Fabi Bang Artiste 

- Ariel in the Brazilian production of 'The Little Mermaid'.
- Glinda in the Brazilian production of 'Wicked'.
- She was an understudy for Wednesday in the Brazilian productions of 'The Addams Family'.

Pays :  Brésil

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  portugais

Chanson populaire :  Ironias

16. Laura Dreyfuss Artiste 

- Zoe Murphy in the original (Washington DC, Off-Broadway and Broadway) productions of 'Dear Evan Hansen'.
- She was previously cast in the ensemble of the Broadway revival of 'Hair'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Better Drugs

17. Bruna Pazinato Artiste 

- Nefertari in 'Os Dez Mandamentos – O Musical', musical adaptation of the Brazilian soap opera of the same name.

Pays :  Brésil

Genres :  Pop, Sertanejo

Langue :  portugais

Chanson populaire :  Não Sei Dizer Não

18. Brittain Ashford Artiste 

- Sonya Rostova in the 2016 Broadway musical 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genre :  Jazz

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  No One is AloneNot Here, But Somewhere

19. Kaj van der Voort Artiste 

- He played the titular role for around 50 performances in the Dutch production of 'Ciske de Rat' from 2007 to 2009.
- Sky for six months in the Dutch production of 'Mamma Mia'.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  néerlandais

Chanson populaire :  Mee naar haar

20. Dioni Jurado Artiste 

- He played the titular role in the Dutch production of 'Ciske de Rat' in 2009.
- Kurt van Trapp in the Dutch production of 'The Sound of Music'.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Brand New Day

21. Faith Prince Artiste 

- Her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 revival of 'Guys and Dolls' won her both the Tony and Drama Desk Award as Best Actress in a Musical.
- She replaced Heidi Blickenstaff as Ursula in the Broadway cast of 'The Little Mermaid' in April 2009.

Pays :  États-Unis

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  I Always Say Hello (To A Flower)

22. Carol Channing Artiste 

- She was the first actress to play the title role in 'Hello, Dolly' on Broadway (1964, 1978, 1995) and the West End (1979). Her 1964 stunt won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Musique country, Musique religieuse

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  God Bless America

23. Siobhan Dillon Artiste 

- Sandy in 'Grease' at the Piccadilly Theatre.
- Vivienne Kensington in 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy Theatre.
- Molly in 'Ghost the Musical' at the Piccadilly Theatre.
- She played Betty Schaefer in 'Sunset Boulevard' with the English National Opera and later reprised this role at the Palace Theatre in New York City.

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Promise Me

24. Juan Pablo di Pace Artiste 

- He played Danny Zuko in the Trieste production of 'Grease' in Italy, production which he partly directed.
- Tony Manero in the 2009–2010 Spanish production of 'Saturday Night Fever'.

Pays :  Argentine

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Sunrise, sunset

25. Park Hye Na Artiste 

- Elphaba in the second Korean production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Corée du Sud

Langue :  coréen

26. Ock Joohyun Artiste 

- Elphaba in the first Korean production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Corée du Sud

Langue :  coréen

Chanson populaire :  아빠 베개 (Daddy's Pillow)

27. Jim Bakkum Artiste 

- Fiyero in the Dutch production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Genre :  Pop

Langues :  néerlandais, anglais

Chansons populaires :  Doe Maar GewoonDoor JouTell Her

28. J. Williams Artiste 

- He was a part of the Ensemble in the 2013/2016 Australian tour of 'The Lion King'.

Pays :  Nouvelle-Zélande

Genre :  R&B/Soul

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Takes Me Higher

29. Lerato Shadare Artiste 

- She was one of the Rafiki understudies in the German production of 'The Lion King' (2002-2005).

Pays :  Afrique du Sud

Genre :  Musique religieuse

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Take Over

30. Gottsha Artiste 

- She played the stepmother in the 2021 Brazilian revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella'.

Pays :  Brésil

Genres :  Eurodance, Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Do You Wanna Love Me?

31. Cynthia Erivo Artiste 

- She played both Deloris Van Cartier and Sister Mary Clarence in the 2011-2012 UK Tour of 'Sister Act'.
- Celie Johnson in the Off-West End 2013 production of 'The Color Purple'. She later reprised the role on Broadway (2015-2017).

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Genres :  R&B/Soul, Auteur-compositeur-interprète, Bande originale

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Stand UpGoodbye SongThe Good

32. Judith & Milan Artiste 

- Both Judith Caspari and Milan van Waardenburg were already used to the stage in big productions in Germany and Holland. However, they both met in the German production of 'Anastasia', where they, after performing together in several shows, became good friends. According to Milan, they decided to record and album while on the backseat of a taxi cab.

Langue :  allemand

Chanson populaire :  Unter all den Menschen

33. Michael Feinstein Artiste 

- Feinstein doesn't have acting credits, but he is billed as an author, co-conceiver and producer of original songs in 'All About Me' (2010). Has also had a few residencies on Broadway as well.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genre :  Auteur-compositeur-interprète

Langue :  anglais

34. Jonathan Vroege Artiste 

- He served as a Simba understudy in the 2016-2019 Dutch revival of 'The Lion King'. He was later asked if he wanted to move to the new English tour, but said no.
- He served as the lead in the Dutch production of 'Aladdin'.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Hard To Handle

35. Jason Robert Brown Artiste 

- Jason has no acting credits, but he has worked as the composer and lyricist for several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, like 'Urban Cowboy', 'The Bridges of Madison Country' and 'Parade'. His works have been awarded several awards, like the Tony's.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Funk, Jazz, Rock

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Someone To Fall Back On

36. Susan Egan Artiste 

- Egan originated the role of Belle in Broadway's 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genre :  Auteur-compositeur-interprète

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  I Can't Believe My Heart

37. Fela Domínguez Artiste 

- Nala in the Mexico production of 'The Lion King'. She later reprised the role for a short time in Madrid.

Pays :  Mexique

Langue :  espagnol

Chansons populaires :  Por Salir de CasaUn Lugar Mejor

38. Agustín Argüello Artiste 

- He originally served as an understudy, but he later replaced Carlos Rivera as Simba in the Mexico production of 'The Lion King'. He later reprised the role in Madrid, replacing Tiago Barbosa.
- Marius Pontmercy in the 2018-2019 Mexican production of 'Les Misérables'.

Pays :  Argentine

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  espagnol

Chansons populaires :  Desnudas mi corazónCuánto másUna noche más

39. Ernesto D'Alessio Artiste 

- In Jean Valjean in the 2018-2019 Mexican production of 'Les Misérables'.
- Marius in the 2002 Mexican production of 'Les Misérables'.

Pays :  Mexique

Genre :  Latino

Langue :  espagnol

Chansons populaires :  Mi mujerUn héroe en tu piel

40. Gareth Gates Artiste 

- Marius in the 2009 25th Anniversary production of 'Les Misérables'.

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Anyone Of UsUnchained MelodySpirit in the sky

41. Andy Gibb Artiste 

- Andy Gibb was the lead in a Broadway production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' which premiered in December 1982. He was fired in less than two months because of issues caused by his drug addiction. He was replaced by Doug Voet.

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  anglais

42. Sabrina Weckerlin Artiste 

- She played Elphaba in the Stuttgart production of 'Wicked' (2007-11/2008).
- Weckerlin plays Elsa in the German production of 'Frozen'.

Pays :  Allemagne

Langue :  allemand

43. Celena Pieper Artiste 

- Pieper plays Anna in the German production of 'Frozen'.

Pays :  Allemagne

Langue :  allemand

44. Larissa Manoela Artiste 

- She performed in both Brazilian productions of 'The Sound of Music'. First as Gretel and later as her sister Liesl.

Pays :  Brésil

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  portugais

Chansons populaires :  Meu PactoBoy ChicleteFala Sério, Mãe!

45. Emanuele Caserta Artiste 

- Simba, Ed, Timon and Banzai understudy in the German production of 'The Lion King'.
- Terk in the original Stuttgart (Germany) cast of 'Tarzan'. In the original German production he served as a cover for the same role.
- He was part of the ensemble in the German cast of 'ROCKY'.

Langues :  anglais, italien

Chanson populaire :  Domani

46. Laura Voutilainen Artiste 

- Donna in the 2018 Finnish production of 'Mamma Mia!'.

Pays :  Finlande

Genre :  Pop

Langues :  finnois, anglais

Chansons populaires :  Miks eiRakkautta ei piiloon saaMä en kestä

47. Joshua Henry Artiste 

- In 2021, he starred as Dr Pomatter in 'Waitress' alongside Ciara Renèe.
- Flick in the Roundabout Theatre production of 'Violet' which began in April, 2014.
- Aaron Burr in the first U.S. tour of 'Hamilton'.

Pays :  Canada 

Genre :  Pop

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  Hold Me

48. Nick Cordero Artiste 

- Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical 'Bullets Over Broadway', which nominated him for a Tony.
- Earl in 'Waitress' on Broadway.
- Sonny in 'A Bronx Tale'.

Pays :  Canada 

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Live Your LifeYou Will Still Be Mine

49. Shapiro Sisters Artiste 

Both Shapiro Sisters have had Broadway credits.

Milly played 'Matilda' on Broadway's original cast of the show and Abigail made her Broadway debut as Cindy Lou Who in 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'.

Pays :  Royaume-Uni

Langue :  anglais

Chanson populaire :  What Is This Feeling/Popular

50. Toni Braxton Artiste 

- She performed as Aida on Broadway for six months in 2003.
- She served as a replacement for Kim Huber as Belle in Broadway's 'Beauty and the Beast' in 1998. She was the show's first (and only) black Belle.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Opéra, R&B/Soul

Langues :  anglais, espagnol

Chansons populaires :  Unbreak My HeartSpanish GuitarLong As I Live

51. Deborah Cox Artiste 

- She performed as Aida on Broadway for seven months in 2004.
- Lucy Harris in the original Broadway cast of 'Jekyll & Hyde'.

Pays :  Canada 

Genre :  R&B/Soul

Langue :  anglais

52. Michelle Williams Artiste 

- She performed as Aida on Broadway for four months between November 2003 and February 2004. She replaced Toni Braxton.
- Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of 'Chicago' from February to April 2010.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Dance, Pop, R&B/Soul, Musique religieuse

Langue :  anglais

Chansons populaires :  Say YesSteal Away To JesusIf We Had Your Eyes

53. Taylor Dayne Artiste 

- She performed as Aida on Broadway in 2001.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Dance, Pop

Langue :  anglais

54. Jennifer Holliday Artiste 

- Effie White in the original Broadway production of 'Dreamgirls'.

Pays :  États-Unis

Genres :  Dance, Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul

Langue :  anglais

55. Roberta Faccani Artiste 

- Maureen in the 1999/2000 Italian production of 'Rent'.
- Lady Montecchi in the 2013-2015 Italian season of 'Roméo et Juliette, de la haine à l'amour'.

Pays :  Italie

Genre :  Pop-rock

Langue :  italien

Chanson populaire :  Non sai il mio nome

56. Josefin Nilsson Artiste 

- Svetlana in the Swedish version of 'Chess' in 2002.

Pays :  Suède

Langues :  anglais, suédois

57. Guri Schanke Artiste 

- Éponine in the Norwegian premiere of 'Les Misérables'.

Pays :  Norvège

Langues :  anglais, espagnol

Chanson populaire :  Ven a bailar conmigo

58. Rachelle Ann Go Artiste 

- She originated several roles in Filipino productions of musicals, which include Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid' (2011) and Jane Porter in 'Tarzan' (2013).
- Fantine in the Manila stop of the 'Les Misérables' international tour (2016).

Pays :  Philippines

Genres :  Pop, R&B/Soul, Pop-rock

Langues :  anglais, philippin/tagalog

Chansons populaires :  First BurnBakitHere I Am Again

59. Maria Ylipää Artiste 

- Elphaba in the original Finnish production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Finlande

60. Maria Lucia Rosenberg Artiste 

- Elphaba in the original Danish production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Danemark

Genre :  Bande originale

Langues :  anglais, danois

Chansons populaires :  Taking Back My HeartLysets Land

61. Renée van Wegberg Artiste 

- She served as an alternate for Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba in the original Dutch production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Genre :  Bande originale

62. Myra Ruiz Artiste 

- Elphaba in the Brazilian production of 'Wicked'.

Pays :  Brésil

Genre :  Bande originale

63. Vajèn van den Bosch Artiste 

- In the revamped German production of 'Wicked', Vajèn starred as Elphaba.

Pays :  Pays-Bas

Genre :  Bande originale

Commentaires
Maria99Maria99    Mer, 05/01/2022 - 20:26

Jennifer Holliday? (Broadway)

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Mer, 05/01/2022 - 20:32

She has no page here so far, when it's added I'll add her to the collection.

Maria99Maria99    Mer, 05/01/2022 - 20:34

Ok. Also, l think Patti Labelle too but i'm not 100% sure.