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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Star-Gazing: Who's on Broadway This Spring (A - L)

Welcome to Broadway, Ramin
When I started working on my upcoming quarterly "Looking Forward To..." blog, I was struck by how many stage and screen stars were going to be in shows this spring!  There are a few of high-profile Broadway debuts that I'm looking forward to: international stage star Ramin Karimloo and TV star/playwright/filmmaker Zach Braff, TV and screen actress (and Oscar nominee) Michelle Williams, and stage and TV star Andy Mientus.


But the star power of established stage, screen and TV actors is huge!  So huge, in fact, that I decided to split this into 3 separate blogs.  Coming up, I'll take a look at new shows, M - Z and the power players behind the scenes of all 16 new Broadway shows* still to open.  Today, I'll look at the shows A - L!

Tony Winners Alan Cumming and LaChanze
are back this spring!

PERFORMER
KNOWN FOR
TONY NOMS
TONY AWARDS
Act One
Chuck Cooper
Stage

1 The Life
Santino Fontana
Stage
1 Cinderella

Andrea Martin
Stage, TV
3, incl. Young Frankenstein
2 Pippin, My Favorite Year
Tony Shalhoub
Stage, TV
2, incl. Golden Boy

Aladdin
Clifton Davis
Stage, TV
1 Two Gentlemen of Verona

Jonathan Freeman
Stage, Film
1 She Loves Me

Bullets Over Broadway
Brooks Ashmanskas
Stage
1 Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me

Marin Mazzie
Stage
3, incl. Ragtime

Karen Ziemba
Stage
3, incl. Steel Pier
1 Contact
Cabaret
Danny Burstein
Stage
4, incl. Follies

Alan Cumming
Stage, TV

1 Cabaret
Linda Emond
Stage
2, incl. Life (x3)

Casa Valentina
John Cullum
Stage, TV
3, incl. Urinetown
2, incl. Shenandoah
Gabriel Ebert
Stage

1 Matilda
Tom McGowan
Stage, TV
1 La Bete

If/Then
LaChanze
Stage
1 Once on this Island
1 The Color Purple
Idina Menzel
Stage, YV
1 RENT
1 Wicked
Les Miserables
Nikki M. James
Stage

1 The Book of Mormon
Keala Settle
Stage
1 Hands on a Hardbody

Will Swensen
Stage
1 Hair

TOTAL
29 Nominations
11 Wins

 * - Hedwig and the Angry Inch features no actors with Tony history... well, Neil Patrick Harris did win Emmys for hosting the Tonys....

Jeff
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2 comments:

  1. And just like that, you have to add Audra to the list for "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"!

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  2. So it would seem! I'll be sure to add her to the list when it becomes "official!"
    Jeff

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