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Broadway Stars

by ddm21570 | created - 18 Apr 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Prolific stars of the Great White Way.

1. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

If/Then, Rent, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Six Degrees of Separation, Precious Sons, The Little Prince and the Aviator

2. Idina Menzel

Soundtrack | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in New York City as Idina Kim Mentzel. She's an American actress, singer & songwriter. She's best known as Maureen in "Rent", Elphaba in "Wicked" & as the voice of Elsa in Frozen (2013). Her mother, Helene Goldberg, was a therapist & her father, Stuart Mentzel,...

If/Then, Rent, Wicked, Aida

3. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Epic Proportions, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Promises Promises, Steel Pier, On the Twentieth Century, My Love Letter to Broadway

4. Lea Michele

Actress | Glee

Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the Bronx, New York to Edith Thomasina (Porcelli), a nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a delicatessen owner-turned-real estate agent. Her mother is of Italian descent (from Rome and Naples), and her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece). Lea was...

Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime, Les Miserables

5. John Gallagher Jr.

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Gallagher Jr. has appeared in several television programs, including The West Wing (1999), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), NYPD Blue (1993), Ed (2000), Love Monkey (2006), and Hallmark Hall of Fame's film The Flamingo Rising (2001). He played Jim Harper in Aaron Sorkin's The ...

American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Jerusalem, Rabbit Hole, Long Day's Journey Into Night

6. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

Rabbit Hole, The Real Thing, Wit, The Women, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Indiscretions, Angels in America: Perestroika, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Heidi Chronicles, Hurlyburly, The Philadelphia Story, The Little Foxes

7. Nicol Williamson

Actor | Excalibur

Nicol Williamson was an enormously talented actor who was considered by some critics to be the finest actor of his generation in the late 1960s and the 1970s, rivaled only by Albert Finney, whom Williamson bested in the classics. Williamson's 1969 "Hamlet" at the Roundhouse Theatre was a sensation ...

Jack: A Night on the Town with John Barrymore, I Hate Hamlet, The Real Thing, Macbeth, Rex, Uncle Vanya, Hamlet, Plaza Suite, Inadmissible Evidence

8. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

Plaza Suite, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Philanthropist, The Odd Couple, The Producers, Taller Than a Dwarf, Night Must Fall, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Biloxi Blues, Brighton Beach Memoirs, It's Only a Play, Sylvia, Celebrity Autobiography

9. Taye Diggs

Actor | Chicago

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...

Wicked, Rent, Chicago, Carousel, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

10. Adam Pascal

Actor | Rent

Adam Pascal was born on October 25, 1970 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Adam Jay Pascal. He is an actor and composer, known for Rent (2005), School of Rock (2003) and SLC Punk! (1998). He has been married to Cybele Chivian since December 19, 1998. They have two children.

Cabaret, Chicago, Rent, Aida, Memphis, Disaster!

11. Patti LuPone

Actress | Witness

A fireball of talent and a musical force to be reckoned with, singer/actress Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949 in Northport on Long Island, New York, of Italian heritage. Her parents, Orlando Joseph LuPone, a school administrator, and mother Angela Louise (Patti), a librarian, eventually ...

The Anarchist, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Gypsy, Matters of the Heart, Noises Off, Sweeney Todd, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Patti LuPone on Broadway, Company, Anything Goes, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Oliver!, Evita, Working, The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness, The Three Sisters, The Time of Your Life, Edward II, The Robber Bridegroom, Next Time I'll Sing to You, Scapin, Measure for Measure, The Beggar's Opera, War Paint

12. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

Design for Living, Cabaret, Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera

13. Mandy Patinkin

Actor | Homeland

Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, to Doris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and Lester Patinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent. Growing up, he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age...

Evita, The Secret Garden, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park with George, Celebrating Sondheim, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Mamaloshen, Falsettos, Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual, Trelawny of the Wells, The Shadow Box, Hamlet

14. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...

Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, The Goodbye Girl, Song and Dance, Mack & Mabel, On the Town, La Strada, George M!, Johnny No-Trump, The Most Happy Fella, The Girl in the Freudian Slip, Hello Dolly

15. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

In 1925, Angela Lansbury was born in Regent's Park, one of the Royal Parks of London. The park was developed by John Nash (1752-1835), James Burton (1761-1837), and Decimus Burton (1800-1881), with construction starting c. 1818. It was first opened to the general public in 1835. It was named after ...

Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Blithe Spirit, Deuce, Mame, A Little Family Business, Sweeney Todd, The King and I, Dear World, Anyone Can Whistle, A Taste of Honey, Hotel Paradiso

16. Christine Ebersole

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Christine Ebersole was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Marian Esther (Goodley) and Robert Amos Ebersole, a steel company president. She won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Grey Gardens". Previously, she was awarded the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle ...

Blithe Spirit, Grey Gardens, Steel Magnolias, Dinner at Eight, 42nd Street, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, Angel Street, War Paint

17. Ron Rifkin

Actor | Alias

Ron Rifkin was born on October 31, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Saul M. Rifkin. He is known for his work on Alias (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). He has been married to Iva Rifkin since August 28, 1966.

Wrong Mountain, Cabaret, A Month in the Country, Broken Glass, The Tenth Man, The Goodbye People

18. Gregory Jbara

Actor | Blue Bloods

Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Gregory Jbara transferred from the University of Michigan School of Music musical theatre program to complete his BFA in acting at the Juilliard School.

Jbara won the 2009 Tony®, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical ...

Billy Elliot: The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago, Victor/Victoria, Dam Yankees, Born Yesterday, Serious Money

19. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

Hillary and Clinton, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Columnist, All My Sons, The Retreat From Moscow, The Play What I Wrote, The Sweet Smell of Success, M Butterfly, The Front Page, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Beyond Therapy, Division Street, Bedroom Farce, Spokesong, Once in a Lifetime, Anna Christie, Comedians, Boy Meets Girl, Secret Service, A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Trelawny of the Wells, My Fat Friend, The Changing Room, A Delicate Balance

20. Brian d'Arcy James

Actor | Spotlight

Brian d'Arcy James was born on June 29, 1968 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Spotlight (2015), Shrek the Musical (2013) and Friends with Kids (2011).

The Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek: The Musical, Macbeth, Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Titanic, Carousel, Blood Brothers, Something Rotten

21. Michael Cerveris

Actor | Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Born on November 6, 1960 in Bethesda, Maryland, US, he is an American actor and singer, best known for his role in Fringe (2008) and his many appearances on Broadway theatre stages. His father, also called Michael Cerveris, was a professor of music and his mother, Marsha (née Laycock), was a dancer...

Titanic, Sweeney Todd, Evita, In the Next Room, Hedda Gabler, Cymbeline, Lovemusik, Assassins, The Who's Tommy, Fun Home

22. Laura Benanti

Actress | Supergirl

Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress who recently debuted to rapturous reviews in the film "Worth" at the Sundance Film Festival opposite Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan. Ms. Benanti also recently wrapped on the ...

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, In the Next Room, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, Nine, Something Good, Into the Woods, Swing!, The Sound of Music, She Loves Me, Meteor Shower, My Fair Lady

23. Boyd Gaines

Actor | Heartbreak Ridge

Boyd Gaines was born on May 11, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Boyd Payne Gaines. He is an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Porky's (1981) and Funny Games (2007). He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child.

An Enemy of the People, The Columnist, Driving Miss Daisy, Journey's End, Gypsy, Pygmalion, Twelve Angry Men, Contact, Cabaret, Company, She Loves Me, The Show Off, The Heidi Chronicles

24. John Pankow

Actor | Morning Glory

Born and raised in Chicago, John is the sixth of nine children. He dabbled in drama during high school, but didn't become serious about acting until enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University, where he majored in theater arts.

He left the university in his junior year after he attended a ...

Kiss Me Kate, Twelve Angry Men, Cymbeline, Serious Money, The Iceman Cometh, Amadeus,

25. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae ...

Orphans, Twentieth Century, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serious Money, Loot

26. Tom Aldredge

Actor | What About Bob?

Tom Aldredge was born on February 28, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. First appearing off-Broadway in 1957 in "Electra" and on Broadway in 1959 in "The Nervous Set," Aldredge has appeared in over 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Others include "On Golden Pond," "The Litte Foxes" (opposite Elizabeth...

Into the Woods, Twelve Angry Men, On Golden Pond, Sticks and Bones, Where's Charley?, Passion, The Little Foxes, Twentieth Century, The Crucible, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, The Three Sisters, Inherit the Wind, Two Shakespearean Actors, Strange Interlude. Stages, Saint Joan, Rex, Vieux Carre, The Leaf People, The Iceman Cometh, How the Other Half Loves, The Engagement Baby, Indians, Everything in the Garden, Slapstick Tragedy, UTBU, The Nervous Set

27. Frances Sternhagen

Actress | Misery

Raised in Washington, D.C., the great-granddaughter (on her father's side) of German immigrants, Frances Hussey Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to schoolchildren before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group.

Since then, she has been seen in numerous Broadway and ...

On Golden Pond, Seascape, Steel Magnolias, The Heiress, Morning's at Seven, Home Front, You Can't Take it With You, Grown Ups, The Father, Angel, Equus, The Good Doctor, Enemies, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Mary Stuart, All Over, The Playboy of the Western World, Blood Red Roses, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, The Cocktail Party, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, The Right Honourable Gentleman, Great Day in the Morning, Viva Madison Avenue!, The Carefree Tree, The Skin of Our Teeth

28. Jesse L. Martin

Actor | Rent

Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He ...

Rent, The Merchant of Venice, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens

29. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

The Merchant of Venice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Salome, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, King Richard III, Camino Real, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, China Doll

30. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying parts but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

The Lifespan of a Fact, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Big Knife, The *beep* With the Hat, Mauritius

31. Chip Zien

Actor | Howard the Duck

Chip Zien was born on March 20, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Jerome Herbert Zien. He is an actor, known for Howard the Duck (1986), United 93 (2006) and The Siege (1998). He is married to Susan Pillarre. They have two children.

It Shoulda Been You, Into the Woods, The Big Knife, The People in the Picture, The Country Girl, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Boys From Syracuse, Falsettos, Grand Hotel, The Suicide, All Over Town, Ride the Winds

32. Chuck Wagner

Actor | American Playhouse

Chuck Wagner was born on June 20, 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for American Playhouse (1980), Automan (1983) and America 3000 (1986). He has been married to Susan Wagner since May 13, 1982. They have two children.

Dracula: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, The Three Muskateers

33. Vincent Pastore

Actor | The Sopranos

Vincent Pastore was born on July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Revolver (2005) and Shark Tale (2004).

The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, Bullets Over Broadway, Chicago

34. Joel Grey

Actor | Cabaret

Joel Grey's father, Mickey Katz, created "Borscht Capades" in the early 1950s. Mickey Katz was a musician -- a clarinetist and a saxophone player -- in bands around the east. Mickey was performing, playing in a band in Cleveland, Ohio, which is where Joel Grey was born. Musician and bandleader ...

Cabaret, Chicago, The Normal Heart, Anything Goes, Wicked, The Grand Tour, Goodtime Charley, George M!, Half a Sixpence, Stop the World-I Want to Get Off, Come Blow Your Horn, The Littlest Revue, Borscht Capades, The Cherry Orchard

35. Norbert Leo Butz

Actor | Dan in Real Life

Norbert Leo Butz was born on January 30, 1967, in St. Louis, MO, the seventh child of Elaine and Norbert A. Butz. He has German, French, and Irish ancestry. Norbert went to audition for the Alabama Shakespeare festival in 1993 without using his middle name, but because people kept getting him ...

My Fair Lady, Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Wicked, Catch Me if You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Thou Shalt Not, Rent

36. Daphne Rubin-Vega

Actress | Wild Things

Daphne Rubin-Vega was born on November 18, 1968 in Panama City, Panama. She is an actress and producer, known for Wild Things (1998), In the Heights (2021) and Sex and the City (2008). She has been married to Tommy Costanzo since September 2002. They have one child.

Rent, Les Miserables, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, The Rocky Horror Show

37. Cherry Jones

Actress | The Village

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for The Village (2004), Signs (2002) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

The Lifespan of a Fact, Doubt, The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Faith Healer, Imaginary Friends, Major Barbara, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Night of the Iguana, The Heiress, Angels in America: Perestroika, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Our Country's Good, Macbeth, Stepping Out

38. David Marshall Grant

Actor | Air America

David Marshall Grant was born on June 21, 1955 in Westport, Connecticut, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Air America (1990), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Forever Young (1992). He has been married to K.C. Reischerl since March 27, 2009. They have one child.

Angels in America: Perestroika, The Three Sisters, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Survivor, Bent

39. Richard Gere

Actor | Chicago

Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high ...

Bent, Habeas Corpus, Grease, Soon

40. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

Grease, Nick & Nora, The Robber Bridegroom, They Knew What They Wanted, Soon, Hamlet, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy

41. Donald Moffat

Actor | The Thing

The cinema took a while to discover him. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days". Then, 'discontentment' (which, he later explained, had much to do...

The Heiress, The Iceman Cometh, Play Memory, Father's Day, Hamlet, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, The Cherry Orchard, War and Peace, You Can't Take It With You, Right You Are if You Think You Are, The Wild Duck, The School for Scandal, The Affair, A Passage to India, Duel of Angels, The Tumbler, Much Ado About Nothing, Under Milk Wood

42. Joyce Van Patten

Actress | Grown Ups

Adept at both comedy and drama, veteran "second lead" and character actress Joyce Van Patten was born on March 9, 1934, in New York City. Prodded by a typically assertive magazine editor (stage) mother, Joyce and her equally famous older brother Dick Van Patten displayed natural talent and began ...

I Ought to Be in Pictures, The People in the Picture, Taller Than a Dwarf, Ring Round the Moon, More to Love, Jake's Women, Rumors, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Supporting Cast, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Same Time Next Year, Spoon River Anthology, A Hole in the Head, The Desk Set, The Bees and the Flowers, The Wind is Ninety, The Perfect Marriage, Tomorrow the World, This Rock, Popsy

43. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), Marriage Story (2019) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Jake's Women, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Play What I Wrote, Art, QED, The Apple Tree, The Owl and the Pussycat, Cafe Crown, Fair Game for Lovers, Purlie Victorious, Only in America

44. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

Present Laughter, The Play What I Wrote, Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry IV, Ivanov, Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk, The Tempest, Arms and the Man, The Pirates of Penzance, Loose Ends, On the Twentieth Century, The Three Sisters, The Time of Your Life, Scapin, Edward II, The Robber Bridegroom, The Three Sisters, The Beggar's Opera, Measure for Measure

45. Savion Glover

Happy Feet

Savion Glover was born on November 19, 1973 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Happy Feet (2006), Sesame Street (1969) and Bamboozled (2000).

Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk, The Tap Dance Kid, Jelly's Last Jam, Black and Blue

46. Gregory Hines

Actor | History of the World: Part I

Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He is known for his work on History of the World: Part I (1981), Running Scared (1986) and Will & Grace (1998). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in...

Jelly's Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies, Comin' Uptown, Eubie!, The Girl in Pink Tights

47. Phylicia Rashad

Actress | The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas to African-American parents Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She ...

Skeleton Crew, The Wiz, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County, Cymbeline, Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun, Jelly's Last Jam, Into the Woods, Dreamgirls

48. Stockard Channing

Actress | Practical Magic

One of Broadway and Hollywood's perennial and cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944 in New York City to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother of Irish descent. Her parents ...

It's Only a Play, Six Degrees of Separation, Other Desert Cities, Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, The Little Foxes, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Love Letters, The House of Blue Leaves, The Golden Age, Joe Egg, The Rink, They're Playing Our Song, No Hard Feelings, Two Gentlemen of Verona

49. Joanna Gleason

Actress | The Wedding Planner

Joanna Gleason was born in Toronto, Canada, moving to the U.S. in 1956. She retains dual citizenship.

Her Broadway debut was in Cy Coleman's musical. "I Love My Wife", in 1977, for which she won a Theatre World Award.

She returned to Broadway and off Broadway with "Joe Egg" in 1984, for which earned ...

Joe Egg, Into the Woods, Nick & Nora, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Love My Wife, The Real Thing, Social Security

50. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor and producer, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

Guys and Dolls, The Producers, The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Nance, The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, Butley, November, The Odd Couple, The Frogs, The Play What I Wrote, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, On Borrowed Time, Some Americans Abroad, Wind in the Willows, Present Laughter, Merlin, It's Only a Play, The Front Page, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America: Perestroika, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

51. Roger Bart

Actor | The Producers

Roger Bart was born on September 29, 1962 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005) and American Gangster (2007).

Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Frogs, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Triumph of Love, King David, Big River, Disaster!

52. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...

M Butterfly, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Face Value, Pacific Overtures

53. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh, Lost in Yonkers, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hurlyburly, Ghosts

54. Judith Ivey

Actress | The Devil's Advocate

Veteran stage actress Judith Ivey is a two-time Tony Award winner; she won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Steaming (1983), and later, Hurlyburly (1985). Her performances in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (1992), and a revival of The Heiress (2013) were both nominated for Tony ...

Hurlyburly, The Heiress, Follies, Voices in the Dark, Blithe Spirit, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Precious Sons, Steaming, Piaf, Bedroom Farce, The Audience

55. Jerry Stiller

Actor | Hairspray

As the short, straight man counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara," Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), on which they appeared 36 ...

Hurlyburly, The Three Sisters, What's Wrong With This Picture?, Three Men on a Horse, Passione, Unexpected Guests, The Ritz, The Power and the Glory, The Taming of the Shrew, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Measure for Measure, Diary of a Scoundrel, The Carefree Tree, Threepenny Opera, The Golden Apple

56. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Alien: Resurrection

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, ...

Hurlyburly, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sex and Longing, The Constant Wife

57. David Hyde Pierce

Actor | Frasier

David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...

Spamalot, Curtains, Accent on Youth, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete, The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy, Hello Dolly

58. Dianne Wiest

Actress | The Birdcage

One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on 28 March 1946. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina, but she was bitten by acting bug after some stage work, most notably playing Desdemona to James Earl Jones' Othello on ...

Beyond Therapy, All My Sons, Salome, In the Summer House, Othello, Frankenstein, Solitaire/Double Solitaire, Happy Birthday Wanda June

59. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

The Boy From Oz, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, A Steady Rain, The River

60. Raúl Esparza

Actor | Find Me Guilty

Raúl Esparza was born on October 24, 1970 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Raúl Eduardo Esparza. He is known for his work on Find Me Guilty (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Ferdinand (2017). He was previously married to Michelle Marie Perez.

Leap of Faith, Company, The Homecoming, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, Taboo, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret

61. Alfred Molina

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal ...

Fiddler on the Roof, Art, Red

62. Audra McDonald

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Audra McDonald was born on July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany as Audra Ann McDonald. She's an actress & singer, best known for her many roles on Broadway. Her mother was a university administrator & her father was a high school principal stationed in West Berlin w/ the U.S. Army. She has a younger ...

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, 110 in the Shade, Raisin in the Sun, Master Class, Ragtime, Henry IV, Marie Christine, Something Wonderful, Carousel, The Secret Garden, Shuffle Along or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

63. Terrence Mann

Actor | Critters

Terrence Vaughn Mann was born to Charles and Helen Mann in Ashland, Kentucky on July 1, 1951. Terry left Jacksonville University after two years there (1969-1971), and later graduated with honors from the North Carolina School for the Arts (1971-73, 1975-76). During his first summer in Paul Green's...

Pippin, Les Miserables, Barnum, Cats, Lennon, The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, The Rocky Horror Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Getting Away With Murder, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Rags, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting

64. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Eight time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was a noted Broadway ...

Barnum, Death and the Maiden, The Play What I Wrote, Sunset Boulevard, Benefactors, The Real Thing, Rex, The Crucifer of Blood, Love for Love, The Member of the Wedding, The Rules of the Game, A Delicate Balance

65. Peter Gallagher

Actor | American Beauty

Peter Gallagher was born on August 19, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Killian Gallagher. He is an actor and writer, known for American Beauty (1999), The O.C. (2003) and While You Were Sleeping (1995). He has been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. They have two children.

The Real Thing, Guys and Dolls, Noises Off, The Country Girl, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Corn is Green, A Doll's Life, Grease, On the Twentieth Century

66. Christine Baranski

Actress | Mamma Mia!

Christine Baranski is an American actress from Buffalo, New York. She has had a relatively lengthy career in both film and television. She has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, winning once. One of her most popular roles was that of neuroscientist Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in the sitcom " The Big ...

The Real Thing, Boeing-Boeing, Nick & Nora, Rumors, The House of Blue Leaves, Hurlyburly, Hide and Seek

67. Mark Rylance

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of ...

Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night, Richard III, Jerusalem, Le Bete, Farinelli and the King

68. Tom Hulce

Actor | Amadeus

Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. ...

A Few Good Men, Equus, A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton

69. Jeff Daniels

Actor | The Squid and the Whale

Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, but was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and ...

To Kill a Mockingbird, God of Carnage, Redwood Curtain, The Golden Age, Fifth of July, Gemini, Blackbird

70. Debra Monk

Actress | The Devil's Advocate

Debra Monk was born on February 27, 1949 in Middletown, Ohio, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), One for the Money (2012) and NYPD Blue (1993).

Redwood Curtain, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Curtains, Reckless, Thou Shalt Not, Ah Wilderness, Steel Pier, Chicago, Picnic, Company, Nick & Nora, Prelude to a Kiss, Pump Boys and Dinettes

71. Mary-Louise Parker

Actress | Weeds

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father's occupation took the family both around...

How I Learned to Drive, The Sound Inside, Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Snow Geese, Hedda Gabler, Proof, Bus Stop, Heisenberg

72. Larry Bryggman

Actor | Spy Game

Larry Bryggman was born on December 21, 1938 in Concord, California, USA as Arvid Laurence Bryggman. He is an actor, known for Spy Game (2001), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Tracey Hanley Bryggman since 1999. They have two children. He was ...

Harvey, Festen, Proof, Picnic, Twelve Angry Men, Prelude to a Kiss, King Richard III, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Ulysses in Nighttown, Checking Out

73. Blythe Danner

Actress | Meet the Parents

Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the ...

Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Country House, Follies, The Deep Blue Sea, Blithe Spirit, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Philadelphia Story, Betrayal, The Miser, Twelfth Night, Butterflies Are Free, Lovers, Cyrano de Bergerac

74. Edward Herrmann

Actor | Overboard

Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He is known for his work on Overboard (1987), The Lost Boys (1987) and Annie (1982). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York,...

The Deep Blue Sea, Love Letters, Plenty, Moonchildren, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Philadelphia Story

75. Roger Rees

Actor | Frida

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...

The Winslow Boy, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Uncle Vanya, The Rehearsal, The Red Shoes, Indiscretions, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, London Assurance, The Visit

76. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gladiator

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

Cyrano de Bergerac, Breaking the Code, The Suicide, Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing

77. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

My Name is Lucy Barton, The Little Foxes, Uncle Vanya, Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Crucible, Honour, Holiday, Hedda Gabler, The Seagull, Six Degrees of Separation

78. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

Driving Miss Daisy, Fences, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, On Golden Pond, MASTER HAROLD...and the Boys, Paul Robeson, Othello, A Lesson From Aloes, Of Mice and Men, Les Blancs, The Iceman Cometh, A Hand is on the Gate, The Great White Hope, Danton's Death, Infidel Caesar, The Cool World, Sunrise at Campobello, You Can't Take It With You, The Gin Game

79. Michael McKean

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

Michael McKean was born on October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael John McKean. He is an actor and director, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), A Mighty Wind (2003) and Better Call Saul (2015). He has been married to Annette O'Toole since March 20, 1999. He was previously ...

All the Way, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game, Hairspray, Accomplice, The Little Foxes

80. Harvey Fierstein

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Harvey Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Independence Day (1996) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988).

Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles, A Catered Affair, Fiddler on the Roof, Safe Sex, Torch Song Trilogy

81. Zeljko Ivanek

Actor | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor and producer, known for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Argo (2012).

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Pillowman, The Glass Menagerie, Loot, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Survivor, Brighton Beach Memoirs

82. Linda Lavin

Actress | Alice

Born in Portland, Maine to a musically inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree.

Linda pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...

The Lyons, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Hollywood Arms, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Enemy is Dead, Gypsy, Broadway Bound, Paul Sills' Story Theatre, Cop-Out, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Something Different, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, The Riot Act, A Family Affair, Our Mother's Brief Affair

83. Ron Leibman

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Ron Leibman was born on October 11, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Garden State (2004) and Kaz (1978). He was married to Jessica Walter and Linda Lavin. He died on December 6, 2019 in New York City.

Angels in America:Perestroika, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Rumors, Doubles, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Cop-Out, We Bombed in New Haven, Bicycle Ride to Nevada, The Deputy, Dear Me The Sky is Falling

84. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamour card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

Grand Horizons, The Sisters Rosensweig, Honour, The Visit, Shadowlands, The Night of the Iguana, Goodbye Fidel, Monday After the Miracle, The Heiress, First Monday in October, Hamlet, The Great White Hope, Find Your Way Your Home, 6 Rms Wiv Vu

85. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson of Russian Jewish descent on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda Goldberg (later known as Paula Kahn), who was still in her teens, and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She began her acting career in high school and went on to...

The Sisters Rosensweig, Born Yesterday, On the Twentieth Century, Boom Boom Room, Two by Two, Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968

86. Robert Klein

Actor | Two Weeks Notice

Robert Klein was born on February 8, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), One Fine Day (1996) and The Back-up Plan (2010). He was previously married to Brenda Boozer.

The Sisters Rosensweig, An Evening With Robert Klein, Robert Klein on Broadway, The Robert Klein Show!, They're Playing Our Song, Morning Moon and Night, Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968, The Apple Tree

87. Christine Estabrook

Actress | Spider-Man 2

Veteran actress Christine Estabrook has built an impressive portfolio of roles in film, television, and theater.

Born and raised in East Aurora, near Buffalo, New York, Estabrook was one of five children raised by a single mother. She worked her way through school at various jobs, including a stint ...

The Sisters Rosensweig, Spring Awakening, I'm Not Rappaport, The Inspector General, The Cherry Orchard

88. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Alexander was born on September 23, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Jason Scott Greenspan. He is an actor and writer, known for Seinfeld (1989), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and Pretty Woman (1990). He has been married to Daena E. Title since May 31, 1982. They have two children.

Broadway Bound, Accomplice, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Rink, Merrily We Roll Along, Fish in the Dark

89. Christian Borle

Actor | The Bounty Hunter

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US as Christian Dominique Borle, he is an American actor and singer, best known for his many theatre performances and for his role in Smash (2012). His father Andre Bernard Borle was a professor of physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He went to Shady Side ...

Spamalot, Peter and the Starcatcher, Legally Blonde, Amour, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, Something Rotten, Falsettos, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

90. Tim Curry

Actor | Clue

Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with ...

Spamalot, Amadeus, My Favorite Year, Travesties, The Rocky Horror Show

91. Christopher Sieber

Actor | Shrek the Musical

He attended Forest Lake High School and, after graduating, set out for New York to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Sieber made his television series debut in Two of a Kind (1998). In regional theatre, he has been involved in a string of world premiere musicals, including ...

Company, The Prom, Spamalot, Shrek The Musical, Pippin, Matilda the Musical, La Cage aux Folles, Into the Woods, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Beauty and the Beast

92. Tony Roberts

Actor | The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Versatility and ability to portray a variety of characters over four decades on stage, screen, and television have made Tony Roberts one of the busiest actors in America. He is a graduate of the High School of Music and Arts, which merged with the High School of Performing Arts to become LaGuardia ...

The Royal Family, Xanadu, Barefoot in the Park, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Cabaret, Victor/Victoria, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Seagull, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Doubles, Arsenic and Old Lace, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, They're Playing Our Song, Absurd Person Singular, Sugar, Play It Again Sam, Promises Promises, How Now Dow Jones, Don't Drink the Water, The Last Analysis, Take Her She's Mine, Something About a Soldier

93. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Assassins, Proof, Cabaret

94. Denis O'Hare

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. Denis is an actor and writer, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Proposal (2009) and Garden State (2004). Denis has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.

Assassins, Elling, Take Me Out, Inherit the Wind, Sweet Charity, Racing Demon, Cabaret, Major Barbara

95. Ernie Sabella

Actor | The Lion King

Ernie Sabella was born on September 19, 1949 in Westchester County, New York, USA as Ernest Sabella. He is an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Mousehunt (1997) and The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa (1995). He is married to Cheryl.

Curtains, Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha, Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Little Johnny Jones, Guys and Dolls, The Robber Bridegroom

96. Brian Stokes Mitchell

Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt

Brian Stokes Mitchell was born on October 31, 1957 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Prince of Egypt (1998), Ghost Dad (1990) and Trapper John, M.D. (1979). He has been married to Allyson Tucker since September 3, 1994. They have one child.

Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, Love/Life, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, King Hedley II, Kiss Me Kate, Oh Kay!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Mail, Shuffle Along or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

97. Chita Rivera

Actress | Chicago

An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally ...

The Visit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Nine, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Merlin, The Rink, Jerry's Girls, Bring Back Birdie, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Bajour, Mr. Wonderful, West Side Story, Shinbone Alley, Seventh Heaven, Can-Can

98. Donna Murphy

Actress | Tangled

A Tony and Emmy Award winner, Donna Murphy has forged a career of exceptional diversity, impressing both audiences and critics with her depth and skill. This "seductive actress of major transformative powers" (NY Times) was named one of three "Legit Luminaries," alongside Joan Didion and Christine ...

Passion, Lovemusik, The People in the Picture, Wonderful Town, The King and I, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Human Comedy, They're Playing Our Song, Hello Dolly!

99. James Naughton

Actor | The First Wives Club

Craggy Irish-American James Naughton, a handsome charmer and solid character lead of crime stories, is best-known for his strong, cynical work on the musical stage. He firmly moved into films and especially TV roles, however, thanks to his Tony Award-winning Broadway success. A post-war baby and ...

City of Angels, Our Town, Democracy, Prymate, The Price, Chicago, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, I Love My Wife, Whose Life is it Anyway?

100. Sutton Foster

Actress | Younger

Sutton Lenore Foster (born March 18, 1975) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, in 2002 for her role as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern ...

Violet, Shrek the Musical, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Grease, Les Miserables

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