favorite Broadway actors

by KristenStewartForever | created - 16 Dec 2011 | updated - 16 Dec 2011 | Public

1. 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).

2. 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,...

3. 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, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

4. 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...

5. Michael Crawford

Actor | Hello, Dolly!

Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith. He is an actor, known for Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis.

6. Patrick Wilson

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Patrick Joseph Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Mary Kathryn (Burton), a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a news anchor.

Wilson has a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. His theater work has produced ...

7. Jason Raize

Actor | Brother Bear

Jason Raize was born on July 20, 1975 in Oneonta, New York, USA as Jason Raize Rothenberg. He was an actor, known for Brother Bear (2003), Brother Bear (2003) and Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000). He died on February 3, 2004 in Yass, New South Wales, Australia.

8. Terrence Mann

Actor | Critters

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 ...

9. Dick Van Dyke

Actor | Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...

10. Paul Lynde

Actor | Bye Bye Birdie

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...

11. Mario Cantone

Actor | Sex and the City

Mario Cantone is probably best known at home in the US as a comedian, impressionist and singer but he has also made a name for himself as a very successful Broadway actor, appearing in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" in 1995 as well as a number of off-Broadway Shakespeare productions including "The ...

12. 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, 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.

13. 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.

14. Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Actor | Rent

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wilson J Heredia was always surrounded by music. His mother was a seamstress and his father was a super. But they were both very musical. He studied medicine, and thought about advertising, but he realized he had to express himself, so he got into acting. He worked at a...

15. 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 ...

16. Taye Diggs

Actor | Rent

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 ...

17. Joel Grey

Actor | Cabaret

Joel Grey was born on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joel David Katz. He is an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and Dancer in the Dark (2000). He was previously married to Jo Wilder.

18. Hugh Panaro

Actor | Broadway Damage

Hugh Panaro was born on February 19, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Broadway Damage (1997), Law & Order (1990) and The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece (2013).

19. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

20. James Barbour

Actor | American Experience

James received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama Leagues Awards nominations for his starring role as "Sydney Carton' in the 2008 Broadway production of A Tale Of Two Cities. He also won the Sarasota Magazine best actor award for the out of town pre-Broadway run of A Tale Of Two Cities.

For ...

21. Gary Beach

Actor | The Producers

Tony winner ("The Producers") and popular Broadway veteran Gary Beach is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He and his partner, Jeff Barnett, live in New York City.

Beach received the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics ...

22. Hinton Battle

Actor | Dreamgirls

Hinton Battle was born on November 29, 1956 in Neubrücke, Germany. He is an actor, known for Dreamgirls (2006), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) and Quantum Leap (1989).

23. Ben Vereen

Actor | All That Jazz

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...

24. 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. ...

25. Max Casella

Actor | Jackie

Max Casella was born on June 6, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Max Deitch. He is an actor, known for Jackie (2016), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Blue Jasmine (2013). He has been married to Leona Casella since February 7, 2002. They have two children.

26. Brian d'Arcy James

Actor | Spotlight

Brian d'Arcy James was born on June 29, 1968 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Ghost Town (2008) and Friends with Kids (2011).

27. 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 ...

28. Daniel Breaker

Actor | Limitless

Daniel Breaker is an actor, known for Limitless (2011), Sisters (2015) and Mozart in the Jungle (2014).

29. Jeff Conaway

Actor | Grease

Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1994). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

30. John Travolta

Actor | Battlefield Earth

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

31. 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 ...



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