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Musical theater actors and actresses (Vol. 2)

Creata da Alma Barroca il 28 Feb 2019 | Ultima modifica Alma Barroca 22 Apr 2019
Musical theater actors and actresses (Vol. 2)

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 (201-300).

- Esmeralda in the original Italian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Italy Pop

- Quasimodo in the original Italian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

3. Bada
Artista | Korea, South

- Esmeralda in the original Korean cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Russia Pop

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

- Esmeralda in the original London cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Canada Pop

- Esmeralda in the original Canadian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Canada Pop Pop-Rock

- Quasimodo in the original Canadian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Canada Pop

- Gringoire in the original Canadian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Top song:  J'ai besoin

- Fleur-de-Lys in the original Canadian cast of 'Notre Dame de Paris'.

Artista | Belgium Pop-Rock

- Timon, Zazu, Pumbaa and Scar cover in the Dutch revival of 'The Lion King'.
- Frankie Valli in the Dutch version of 'Jersey Boys'.
- Young Ken Barlow in the UK & Ireland productions of 'Street of Dreams'.

Artista | United States

- Aaron Burr in the original cast of 'Hamilton'.

- Fiyero in the Australian production of 'Wicked' (2011-2013).
- Emmett in the Australian production of 'Legally Blonde'.
- The Beast in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' in Melbourne.

- Fiyero replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- Baron Felix von Gaigern in the Thousand Oaks cast of 'Grand Hotel'.

Top song:  Close Every Door
Artista | Brazil MPB Pop Rock

- King Arthur in the original cast of 'Merlin e Arthur, um Sonho de Liberdade'.

Artista | Australia Pop

- Jean Valjean in the Australian tour of Cameron Macintosh's 'Les Misérables' (2014-2015).
- Raoul in the Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical 'Love Never Dies'.

- Fantine in the North American tour of 'Les Misérables' (1993–94), a role she reprised on Broadway (1998).

Top song:  Essence

- Sandy in the 2013–2015 Australian production of 'Grease'.
- Kathy Selden in the 2016/2017 Australian production of 'Singin' in the Rain'.
- Nessarose understudy and Elphaba replacement in the Australian and Asian tours of 'Wicked'.

Artista | Australia Pop

- Hickory and Tin Man in the Australian tour of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
- Raoul replacement (2007) in Raoul in the London production of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Artista | Australia Pop

- Grizabella in the 2016 United Kingdom tour of 'Cats'.

Top song:  Dreaming

- Tarzan understudy in the Broadway cast of 'Tarzan'. He was also part of the show's ensemble.

21. Orfeh

- Kit de Luca in the original Broadway cast of 'Pretty Woman: The Musical'.
- Annette in the original Broadway cast of 'Saturday Night Fever'.

Top song:  Fall
Artista | Lebanon Pop

- Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny replacement in the London cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Sam in the London cast of 'Goodbye Barcelona'.

Top song:  Funny
Artista | United States Pop

- Helena Rubinstein in the original Broadway cast of 'War Paint'.
- Cathy in the original Broadway cast of 'The Anarchist'.
- Mrs. Lovett in the original Broadway cast of 'Sweeney Todd'.
- Madame Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of 'Gypsy'. Her performance became a cult when she stopped one of the show's biggest musical moments to yell at an attendee who was taking pictures.

Artista | United States Pop

- King George replacement in the Broadway production of 'Hamilton'.
- Banquo in the original Broadway cast of 'Macbeth'.
- Shrek in the original Broadway cast of 'Shrek'.

Top song:  Joy To The World

- The Phantom replacement (05-11/2014) in the Broadway production of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Porgy in the original Broadway cast of 'Porgy and Bess'.
- King Triton in the original Broadway cast of 'The Little Mermaid'.

Top song:  It's Not Unusual
Artista | Colombia

- Sarabi in the original Mexican cast of 'The Lion King'.

Top 2 songs:  Here For You Love me Good
Artista | Brazil Jazz

- Fantine in the original Brazilian cast of 'Les Misérables'.

28. Lena Hall
Artista | United States Pop

- Demeter, Bombalurina and Cassandra replacement in the North American tour of 'Cats' (1998-1999).
- Yitzhak in the original Broadway cast of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'. She later performed as Hedwig and Yitzhak in the US tour, Los Angeles and San Francisco productions of the show.

- Sonny in the original Broadway cast of 'Xanadu'.
- Radames replacement in the Broadway production of 'Aida'.

- Julia Trojan in the original Broadway cast of 'Bandstand'.
- Ella in the original Broadway cast of 'Cinderella'.
- Bonnie Parker in the original Broadway cast of 'Bonnie & Clyde'.

- The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist'.
- Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of 'Design for Living'.

Top song:  Unexpressed
32. Rob Mills

- Sam replacement in the Australian production of 'Ghost the Musical'.
- From 13–30 July 2011, Rob played the role of Jamie in Jason Robert Brown's musical 'The Last Five Years'.

Top song:  Ms. Vanity

- Passarino replacement in the Broadway cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Ubaldo Piangi, Raoul & The Phantom of the Opera understudy replacement in the Broadway cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Stolle also performed as Raoul, Ubaldo Piangi and The Phantom as an occasional lead in the Broadway cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Top song:  If I Loved You
Artista | Australia Pop

- Glinda replacement in the original Australian cast of 'Wicked'.
- Phoebe D'Ysquith in the 2017 North American Non-Equity Tour of 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'.

Artista | Spain

- Jean Valjean in the Brazilian revival of 'Les Misérables'. He later reprised the role in Mexico.

Top song:  Algo pequeñito
Artista | United States

- Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of 'Hamilton', for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
- Nala replacement in the Broadway cast of 'The Lion King'.
- Nettie Harris in the original Broadway cast of 'The Color Purple'.
- Mimi Márquez in the final Broadway cast of 'Rent'. Her performance can be seen in the 'Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway' DVD.

Top song:  Beautiful
Artista | United States Pop

- Rockwell made her Broadway debut as Margot in 'Legally Blonde' on May 15, 2008, replacing original cast member Haven Burton. She later joined the U.S. national touring production of 'Legally Blonde' as a replacement for the role of Margot.
- In the summer of 2014, Rockwell portrayed Jane, opposite Nicholas Rodriguez, in The Muny's production of 'Tarzan'.

Top song:  Unexpected Song
Artista | United States Pop

- Elphaba in the Chicago, North American Tour and Melbourne productions of 'Wicked'.
- Alice Murphy in the original Broadway cast of 'Bright Star'.

Top song:  Secret Love

- Her Broadway debut was as an ensemble in 'Blood Brothers'.
- Barbara Maitland in the original Broadway cast of 'Beetlejuice'.

- Fiyero in the original Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- He replaced Adam Pascal as Roger in the Broadway production of 'Rent'.

Top song:  Mrs. Leroy Brown
Artista | Philippines Pop

- The King of Siam replacement in Broadway's revival of 'The King and I'.
- Angel Schunard replacement in Broadway's 'Rent'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Fiyero replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- Link Larkin replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Hairspray'.

Artista | United States

- Morticia Addams in the original Broadway cast of 'The Addams Family'.

Top song:  The Coffee Song

- He is not a stage actor, but was awarded several production and direction prizes.

- Hades and Hermes understudy in the original Broadway cast of 'Hadestown'.

Artista | Argentina Pop

- Mary Sunshine in the Madrid cast of 'Chicago'.
- Jesus replacement in the Madrid cast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Simba replacement in the Broadway cast of 'The Lion King'.
- Aladdin in the original Broadway cast of 'Aladdin'.

- Rosalie in the original Broadway cast of 'School of Rock – The Musical'.
- Sharon Graham in the original Broadway cast of 'Master Class'.
- Christine Daaé replacement in Broadway's 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Ariel in the original Broadway cast of 'The Little Mermaid'.

Top song:  Lovely
Artista | United States Pop

- Laura in the original Broadway cast of 'Meteor Shower'.
- Candela in the original Broadway cast of 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'.

50. Alfie Boe

- Jean Valjean in the O2 Arena (2010), Queen's Theater (from 23 June to 26 November 2011), Imperial Theatre (2015) and Gielgud Theatre (2019) productions of 'Les Misérables'.
- Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel' in a limited run at the English National Opera.

Artista | Germany Pop-Rock

- Fiyero in the original German cast of 'Wicked'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Raoul replacement in the Broadway production of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- Greg Wilhote in the original Broadway cast of 'Hands on a Hardbody'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Nessarose replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- Jasmine replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Aladdin'.
- Nina replacement in the Broadway cast of 'In The Heights'.

Artista | Brazil MPB Pop

- Sebastian in the original Brazilian cast of 'The Little Mermaid'.

Top song:  Estrada Afora
Artista | Brazil MPB

- Lucas in the original cast of 'Suassuna – O Auto do Reino do Sol'.

Top song:  Quando Te Esqueci
Artista | Netherlands Pop

- She is best known for having created the title role in the German-language musical 'Elisabeth'.
- Eva Perón in Dutch touring production of 'Evita'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Lola replacement in Broadway's 'Kinky Boots'.

- Pepa in the original Broadway cast of 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'.
- Ursula in the original Broadway cast of 'The Little Mermaid'.

- He appeared in about 200 performances as Pontius Pilate in a touring revival of the stage musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in 1993.

Top song:  Pilate's Dream

- Elphaba replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- Nina in the original Broadway cast of 'In the Heights'.
- Sarah in the original Broadway cast of 'Dance of the Vampires'.

Top song:  Starts Right Now

- Polly Brown in the original Broadway cast of 'The Boy Friend'.

Artista | Norway

- Sophie in the West End production of the ABBA musical 'Mamma Mia!', having been on stage around 400 times.

Top song:  A Piece of Sky

- She went from 'Miss Saigon' in Stuttgart (Germany) to the world première of 'Dance Of The Vampires' in Vienna (Austria).

Top song:  Little Drummer Boy
Artista | United States Pop

- Hedwig in the original German cast of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'.
- Jean Valjean in the London (2007-2008) and Broadway (2006-2007) casts of 'Les Misérables'.

- In 1998, he became the youngest person ever to play the role of Jean Valjean in 'Les Misérables' full-time when he took over in the London production at the age of 26. He had previously understudied the role, and had also performed the roles of the Factory Foreman, Feuilly, Grantaire and Enjolras.
- In 2001, he was chosen to succeed Scott Davies in the title role in 'The Phantom of the Opera'. He left the role on 26 February 2005, after three and a half years and nearly 1,400 performances, making him the longest running London Phantom. He later reprised his role elsewhere.

Artista | Ireland

- Colm is best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in 'Les Misérables' (in the West End and Broadway) and for taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton Festival and in the original Canadian production of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Top song:  Born to Sing

- Dinah in the original West End production of 'Starlight Express'.
- From 1985, she played the role of Éponine in the first English-language production of 'Les Misérables' in the West End and on Broadway, winning the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Top song:  We Will Be Free

- She performed as Elphaba (2011) in 'Wicked' on Broadway, having been previously seen starring in the role on the 1st National Tour.
- Original Young Cosette in 'Les Misérables' on Broadway. Her voice can be heard on the cast recording.

Top song:  Castle On A Cloud
Artista | United States

- Elizabeth Arden in the original Broadway cast of 'War Paint'.
- Meg Brockie in the original Broadway cast of 'Brigadoon'.

Top song:  After All
Artista | Portugal Pop

- She played the role of Fantine in the acclaimed 25th Anniversary production of 'Les Misérables'.
- Alberto received rave reviews for her role as Eva Perón in 'Evita' in the West End (16 September - 1 November 2014).

Top song:  Lament
Artista | Panama Pop-Folk

- Daphne is best known for originating the roles of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical 'Rent' and Lucy in the Off-Broadway play 'Jack Goes Boating'.

Artista | New Zealand Pop

- Elphaba alternate in the original Australian cast of 'Wicked'.
- Nala in Disney’s 'The Lion King' at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne (2014).

- Fletcher played Éponine in 'Les Misérables' in the West End until 13 February 2016 and the young version of the character (2001). She is the only British actor to play both young Éponine and older Éponine in the production.
- Wednesday Addams on the UK tour of 'The Addams Family'.

- He was part of the original cast of 'Casas de Cazuza'.

- Jenna replacement in Broadway's 'Waitress' (03-06/2017).

Artista | Australia Country

- Peter Allen in the original Broadway cast of 'The Boy From Oz', a role for which he won a Tony Award.

77. Judy Kuhn

- Cosette in the Broadway cast of 'Les Misérables' (1987).

Top song:  This Can't Be Love

- Between March and June 2011, she appeared in Trevor Nunn's production of 'Flare Path' at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket as Doris, a former barmaid married to a Polish count in the RAF.
- From September to November 2012, Smith played the title role in 'Hedda Gabler' at the Old Vic, winning the 2013 Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Top song:  My Man

- From 1990 to 1993, she starred as the original Christine Daaé in the Australian premiere of 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
- From May 27 to 11 June 2017, Prior played the lead role of Dolly Levi in The Production Company's production of 'Hello, Dolly!'.

Top song:  So In Love

- Eddie and Dr. Scott in the 2000 Broadway revival of 'The Rocky Horror Show'. She can be heard on the cast recording.

Artista | United States

- In 2002, Errico played the role of Dot/Marie in 'Sunday In The Park With George'.

- Part of the ensemble in the Broadway cast of 'King David'.

Top song:  Haunted Heart

- In 1985 Barrett portrayed the role of Lieutenant Cable in the National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific'.
- In 1986 he appeared as Eddie Yeager in the Off-Broadway revival of Arthur Laurents's 'The Time of the Cuckoo' at the York Theatre at St. Peter's.

- In 1976 she was cast as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th Anniversary production of 'My Fair Lady', for which she received the Theatre World Award.

Top song:  Autumn In New York
Artista | United States Pop

- Burrs in the original Broadway cast of 'The Wild Party'.

Top song:  Lesson #8

- Mrs. Walker replacement in Broadway's 'The Who's 'Tommy''.

- Lilli Vanessi and Katharine in the 2019 Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate'.
- Billie Bendix in the original Broadway cast of 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Madame Thénardier in the First US National Tour of 'Les Misérables'.
- Mamita in the original Broadway cast of 'Gigi'.

Top song:  The Red Dress
Artista | United States Pop

- She was in the original Broadway cast of 'The Look of Love'.
- Lady Constance Bonacieux in the original Broadway cast of 'The Three Musketeers'.

- Winifred Banks in the original Broadway cast of 'Mary Poppins'.
- Marian Paroo in the original Broadway cast of 'The Music Man'.

Top song:  I'm Old Fashioned

- Polly Peachum in the original Broadway cast of 'Threepenny Opera'.

- In 2001, Campbell took the major starring role of Johnny O'Keefe in the Australian musical 'Shout! The Legend of The Wild One'.

Top song:  1-2-3

- Cunegonde in the original Broadway cast of 'Candide'.

Artista | Brazil Pop-Rock

- Jesus in the 2000/2002 Mexican season of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.
- Judas in the Brazilian production of the same show.

Top song:  Nada Mais Importa
95. Joel Grey
Artista | United States Pop

- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the original Broadway cast of 'Wicked'.
- Master of Ceremonies in the original Broadway cast of 'Cabaret'.

Top song:  1941

- In 2012 Jöback starred as the Phantom in the London production of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. He repeated the role on Broadway in April 2013. His last performance as Phantom on Broadway was on 24 August 2013. However, he has since returned to bring the Phantom to his Swedish homeland. In January 2018 Jöback took over the role of the Phantom on Broadway for the 30th Anniversary alongside Ali Ewoldt.

Artista | Canada R&B/Soul

- Aida replacement in the Broadway cast of 'Aida'.
- Lucy Harris in the original Broadway cast of 'Jekyll and Hyde'.

- Nena and Lucia in the original Broadway cast of 'On Your Feet!'. In this same show, she was a Gloria Fajardo understudy, later taking the role full time.

Top song:  Piece of My Heart
Artista | Jazz

- Sharon McLonergan in the original Broadway cast of 'Finian's Rainbow'.

Artista | United States Pop

- Aladdin replacement in Broadway's 'Aladdin'.
- Steven in the original Broadway cast of 'In Transit'.

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