Saturday, July 23, 2011

UPDATE: Broadway Boys and Girls Today, Pt. I

Some of the most popular entries on this blog are the Mr. and Ms. Broadway pictorials each month.  Each month, a different man and woman are named for their current contributions to the theatre season.  Since September 2009, I've selected an up and coming actor, while up and coming actresses have been chosen since January 2010. 

Since then, many of these Broadway babies have thrived and grown in the theatre scene.  So today I thought I would start an occasional update blog of pictures of these stars in the making.

Mr. September 2009: Aaron Tveit

The very first Mr. Broadway has been up to a lot since his breakthrough in next to normal.  The show: Catch Me If You Can; his role: the lead, Frank Abagnale, Jr.  Tveit lead the company through a Seattle try out and a Broadway opening.  Robbed, again, of a Tony nomination, this pro hasn't stopped promoting his show and his Tony-winning co-star, Norbert Leo Butz.

Aaron Tveit

as Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Scenes from Catch Me If You Can

with co-star, Norbert Leo Butz

Mr. July 2011: Matthew James Thomas

And the most recent Broadway Boy, Matthew James Thomas, was recently featured in a photo essay on Playbill Online.  The adorable superhero by matinee shows a nice sense of humor to go along with his cutie pie looks.  Here are some highlights:

Sleepyhead Matthew James Thomas

Thomas "in action" on the streets of New York City

Pre-curtain Peter Parker

During the show: Backstage with Luther Creek (TOP)
 and donning the suit for the last scene (BOTTOM)

Ms. September 2010: Jill Paice

Most recently, this Broadway gal has been spending her time working regionally, with the New York Philharmonic, and off-Broadway.  She is EVERYWHERE these days!

Jill Paice

Regional: SCKBSTD
(CENTER) In a scene with Marcus Lovett
(BOTTOM) with composer Bruce Hornsby

as Sarah in the New York Philharmonic
production of Company

with Julian Ovenden in Death Takes a Holiday

Ms. Broadway 2010: Patti LuPone

My favorite diva, Patti LuPone, has also been busy since her On the Verge days.  She has starred in the New York Philharmonic's Company, and has been all over town passing the torch!

As Joanne in Company

Reno Sweeney, meet Reno Sweeney!
Patti backstage with Sutton Foster

Maria Callas, meet Maris Callas!
Patti backstage with Tyne Daly

Anything Goes: Broadway legends, meet
soon-to-be Broadway legends!
Sutton, Patti, Joel, and Colin

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