Broadway Stars

Prolific stars of the New York stage.
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Anthony Rapp
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 ” - ddm21570
Idina Menzel
Actress, Frozen
“ If/Then, Rent, Wicked, Aida ” - ddm21570
Kristin Chenoweth
Actress, Rio 2
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 shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Lea Michele
Actress, Glee
Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the Bronx, New York to parents 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 raised Catholic...
“ Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime, Les Miserables ” - ddm21570
John Gallagher Jr.
John Gallagher Jr. has appeared in several television programs, including The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue, Ed, Love Monkey, and Hallmark Hall of Fame's film The Flamingo Rising. He played Jim Harper in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom which aired on HBO[16]. He also appeared in HBO's mini-series Olive Kitteridge...
“ American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Jerusalem, Rabbit Hole, Long Day's Journey Into Night ” - ddm21570
Cynthia Nixon
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. Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions,"...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Nicol Williamson
Actor, Spawn
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 in London...
“ Jack: A Night on the Town with John Barrymore, I Hate Hamlet, The Real Thing, Macbeth, Rex, Uncle Vanya, Hamlet, Plaza Suite, Inadmissible Evidence ” - ddm21570
Matthew Broderick
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 Germany and Poland)...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
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 from Syracuse University...
“ Wicked, Rent, Chicago, Carousel, Hedwig and the Angry Inch ” - ddm21570
“ Cabaret, Chicago, Rent, Aida, Memphis, Disaster! ” - ddm21570
Patti LuPone
A fireball of talent and a musical force to be reckoned with, singer/actress Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949 on Long Island, New York of Italian heritage. Her parents, Orlando LuPone, a school administrator, and mother Angela, a librarian, eventually divorced. She was christened Patti in honor of her great-grand-aunt...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Alan Cumming
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, before moving to the east coast of Scotland in 1969...
“ Design for Living, Cabaret, Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera ” - ddm21570
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 of 13-14 and still continues to use his fantastic voice in musicals and in recordings...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Bernadette Peters
Actress, Anastasia
Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Christine Ebersole
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 Award...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Ron Rifkin
Actor, Alias
“ Wrong Mountain, Cabaret, A Month in the Country, Broken Glass, The Tenth Man, The Goodbye People ” - ddm21570
Gregory Jbara
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 originating the role of "Jackie Elliot" in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot...
“ Billy Elliot: The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago, Victor/Victoria, Dam Yankees, Born Yesterday, Serious Money ” - ddm21570
John Lithgow
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 born in Puerto Plata...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ Titanic, Sweeney Todd, Evita, In the Next Room, Hedda Gabler, Cymbeline, Lovemusik, Assassins, The Who's Tommy, Fun Home ” - ddm21570
Laura Benanti
Actress, Take the Lead
Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti can currently be seen on the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour. In 2016, Laura completed her Tony nominated role (and 5th nomination) as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominations for this role...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
John Pankow
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 performance of David Mamet's "The American Buffalo" at the St...
“ Twelve Angry Men, Cymbeline, Serious Money, The Iceman Cometh, Amadeus, ” - ddm21570
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the 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 is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ Orphans, Twentieth Century, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serious Money, Loot ” - ddm21570
Tom Aldredge
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 Taylor)...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Frances Sternhagen
Actress, Misery
Raised in Washington, D.C., Frances Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to school children before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group. Since that time, she has been seen in numerous Broadway show, has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for "The Good Doctor"...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Jesse L. Martin
Jesse L. Martin (born Jesse Lamont Watkins; January 18, 1969) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in the musical Rent and his role as NYPD Detective Ed Green on Law & Order and Detective Joe West on The Flash. Martin, the third of five sons...
“ Rent, The Merchant of Venice, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens ” - ddm21570
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Bobby Cannavale
Actor, Ant-Man
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 money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training...
“ Glengarry Glen Ross, The Big Knife, The *beep* With the Hat, Mauritius ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ Dracula: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, The Three Muskateers ” - ddm21570
“ The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, Bullets Over Broadway, Chicago ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Norbert Leo Butz
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 confused with his father...
“ Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Wicked, Catch Me if You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Thou Shalt Not, Rent ” - ddm21570
“ Rent, Les Miserables, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, The Rocky Horror Show ” - ddm21570
Cherry Jones
Actress, Signs
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ Angels in America: Perestroika, The Three Sisters, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Survivor, Bent ” - ddm21570
Richard Gere
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 school and writing music for high school productions...
“ Bent, Habeas Corpus, Grease, Soon ” - ddm21570
Barry Bostwick
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 respective interpretations of The Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance"...
“ Grease, Nick & Nora, The Robber Bridegroom, They Knew What They Wanted, Soon, Hamlet, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Joyce Van Patten
Actress, Grown Ups
Adept at both comedy and drama, veteran actress Joyce Van Patten was born in New York City. Prodded by a typically assertive stage mother, Joyce and her equally famous older brother Dick Van Patten displayed natural talent and did quite well for themselves at an early age. Joyce was auditioning for modeling roles before reaching her first birthday...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Kevin Kline
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, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was run by John Houseman...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk, The Tap Dance Kid, Jelly's Last Jam, Black and Blue ” - ddm21570
“ Jelly's Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies, Comin' Uptown, Eubie!, The Girl in Pink Tights ” - ddm21570
Phylicia Rashad
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 has another brother...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Stockard Channing
Actress, Grease
One of Broadway and Hollywood's 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 Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier Stockard...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Joanna Gleason
Actress, Boogie Nights
She may be the daughter of Let's Make a Deal game show host Monty Hall, but talented Joanna Gleason has never had to worry about being overshadowed by her father's looming TV star. Born Joanna Hall on June 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (her father and mother (Marilyn Hall) were wed in Winnipeg...
“ Joe Egg, Into the Woods, Nick & Nora, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Love My Wife, The Real Thing, Social Security ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Frogs, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Triumph of Love, King David, Big River, Disaster! ” - ddm21570
BD Wong
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 television series All-American Girl...
“ M Butterfly, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Face Value, Pacific Overtures ” - ddm21570
Kevin Spacey
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 ” - ddm21570
Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey was born September 4, 1951 in El Paso, Texas, to Dorothy Lee (Lewis), a teacher, and Nathan Aldean Ivey, a college president. From 1965-1968, Judith spent time in Dowagiac, Michigan where she attended Union High School until tenth grade. She graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Illinois in 1970...
“ Hurlyburly, The Heiress, Follies, Voices in the Dark, Blithe Spirit, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Precious Sons, Steaming, Piaf, Bedroom Farce, The Audience ” - ddm21570
Jerry Stiller
As the short, hypertensive male 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, on which they appeared 36 times...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, 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, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Hurlyburly, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sex and Longing, The Constant Wife ” - ddm21570
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 regularly played the organ at his local church (Bethesda Episcopal Church)...
“ Spamalot, Curtains, Accent on Youth, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete, The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy, Hello Dolly ” - ddm21570
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
“ Beyond Therapy, All My Sons, Salome, In the Summer House, Othello, Frankenstein, Solitaire/Double Solitaire, Happy Birthday Wanda June ” - ddm21570
Hugh Jackman
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 series...
“ The Boy From Oz, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, A Steady Rain, The River ” - ddm21570
“ Leap of Faith, Company, The Homecoming, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, Taboo, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret ” - ddm21570
Alfred Molina
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 National Theatre productions...
“ Fiddler on the Roof, Art, Red ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Terrence Mann
Terrence Vaughn Mann was born to Charles and Helen Mann in 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 outdoor drama...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ The Real Thing, Boeing-Boeing, Nick & Nora, Rumors, The House of Blue Leaves, Hurlyburly, Hide and Seek ” - ddm21570
Mark Rylance
Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, 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 Spies. He is also the winner of 2 Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards...
“ Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night, Richard III, Jerusalem, Le Bete, Farinelli and the King ” - ddm21570
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. Wanting to be a singer...
“ A Few Good Men, Equus, A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton ” - ddm21570
Jeff Daniels
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 dropped out to pursue a career as an actor...
“ God of Carnage, Redwood Curtain, The Golden Age, Fifth of July, Gemini, Blackbird ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Mary-Louise Parker
Actress, Weeds
Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of four born to Judge John Morgan Parker and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She comes from Swedish, English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry. Her father's occupation took the family both around the country and abroad while growing up...
“ Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Snow Geese, Hedda Gabler, Proof, Bus Stop, Heisenberg ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Blythe Danner
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 Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The Miser"...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ The Deep Blue Sea, Love Letters, Plenty, Moonchildren, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Philadelphia Story ” - ddm21570
Roger Rees
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 painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
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, Jacobi's...
“ Cyrano de Bergerac, Breaking the Code, The Suicide, Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing ” - ddm21570
Laura Linney
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 father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ All the Way, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game, Hairspray, Accomplice, The Little Foxes ” - ddm21570
“ Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles, A Catered Affair, Fiddler on the Roof, Safe Sex, Torch Song Trilogy ” - ddm21570
“ The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Pillowman, The Glass Menagerie, Loot, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Survivor, Brighton Beach Memoirs ” - ddm21570
Linda Lavin
Actress, The Intern
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. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work following some stock roles in New Jersey...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Jane Alexander
Actress, The Ring
Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander's has played down the glamor 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 films following a towering Broadway success...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ The Sisters Rosensweig, Born Yesterday, On the Twentieth Century, Boom Boom Room, Two by Two, Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Christine Estabrook
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 at the very first Fisher-Price toy factory making toys by hand...
“ The Sisters Rosensweig, Spring Awakening, I'm Not Rappaport, The Inspector General, The Cherry Orchard ” - ddm21570
Jason Alexander
Actor, Seinfeld
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
“ Broadway Bound, Accomplice, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Rink, Merrily We Roll Along, Fish in the Dark ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Tim Curry
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 Combined Honors...
“ Spamalot, Amadeus, My Favorite Year, Travesties, The Rocky Horror Show ” - ddm21570
Christopher Sieber
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. In regional theatre, he has been involved in a string of world premiere musicals, including Randy Newman's "Faust" at La Jolla Playhouse...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Tony Roberts
Actor, Annie Hall
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 High School for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Neil Patrick Harris
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. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
“ Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Assassins, Proof, Cabaret ” - ddm21570
“ Assassins, Elling, Take Me Out, Inherit the Wind, Sweet Charity, Racing Demon, Cabaret, Major Barbara ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
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 musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway (2015)...
“ 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 ” - ddm21570
Donna Murphy
Actress, Tangled
Donna Murphy was born on March 7, 1959 in Corona, New York and raised in Hauppauge, Long Island and Topsfield, Massachusetts. She is an accomplished and respected actress who has been building a career of striking range and diversity. She won the first of two Tony Awards for Best Actress, along with...
“ 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! ” - ddm21570
James Naughton
James Naughton, a handsome charmer and solid, reliable player on film and TV, is best-known for his magnetic work on the musical stage. The two-time Tony award winner for his cynical, "Sam Spade"-like detective in "City of Angels" (1990) and slick, shyster lawyer/razzle dazzler "Billy Flynn" in the revival of "Chicago" (1997)...
“ City of Angels, Our Town, Democracy, Prymate, The Price, Chicago, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, I Love My Wife, Whose Life is it Anyway? ” - ddm21570
“ Violet, Shrek the Musical, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Grease, Les Miserables ” - ddm21570