Triple Threats

by ilovethefloor | created - 28 Dec 2012 | updated - 28 Dec 2012 | Public

Musical theatre actresses/actors

1. Rebecca Luker

Actress | Russian Broadway Shut Down

Rebecca Luker was born on April 17, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for Russian Broadway Shut Down (2014), The Rewrite (2014) and Spectropia (2006).

2. 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 ...

3. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

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 ...

4. Alice Ripley

Actress | Sugar!

Alice Ripley is an actor, singer, songwriter, live performer, recording artist, and mixed media artist who was born in California "six years before we landed on the moon, seven weeks before the Beatles landed on the Ed Sullivan show, three weeks after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and eleven ...

5. 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 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 ...

6. Audra McDonald

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Audra McDonald was born on July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany as Audra Ann McDonald. She is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Private Practice (2007) and A Raisin in the Sun (2008). She has been married to Will Swenson since October 6, 2012. They have one child. She was previously ...

7. Lea Salonga

Actress | Mulan

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...

8. 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, known for The Prince of Egypt (1998), Ghost Dad (1990) and Jumping the Broom (2011). He has been married to Allyson Tucker since September 3, 1994. They have one child.

9. 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 Shrek the Musical (2013).

10. Megan Hilty

Actress | Smash

Megan Hilty was born on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Megan Kathleen Hilty. She is an actress, known for Smash (2012), Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) and Rules Don't Apply (2016). She has been married to Brian Gallagher since November 2, 2013. They have two children.

11. Jan Maxwell

Actress | BrainDead

Jan Maxwell was born on November 20, 1956 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA as Janice Elaine Maxwell. She is known for her work on BrainDead (2016), An Unfinished Life (2005) and Gossip Girl (2007). She was married to Robert Emmet Lunney. She died on February 11, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA.

12. Danny Burstein

Actor | Blackhat

MFA in Acting from University of California San Diego (UCSD). Several roles on Broadway including: The Boys From Syracuse, Du Barry Was a Lady, Company, The Flowering Peach & Three Men on a Horse.

13. Victoria Clark

Actress | The Happening

Victoria Clark was born on October 10 in Dallas, Texas. She studied music at Yale University and originally intended to be a director, but was encouraged to act by a casting director whom she met while attending graduate school at New York University. She won her first Broadway role as an ...

14. Norm Lewis

Actor | Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary

Norm Lewis was born on June 2, 1963 in Eatonville, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and Stand by Me (1986).

15. Raúl Esparza

Actor | Find Me Guilty

Raúl Esparza was born on October 24, 1970 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Raúl Eduardo Esparza. He is an actor, known for Find Me Guilty (2006), My Soul to Take (2010) and Great Performances (1971). He was previously married to Michelle Marie Perez.

16. Aaron Tveit

Actor | Les Misérables

Aaron Kyle Tveit born October 21, 1983 is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen ...

17. Kerry Butler

Actress | 30 Rock

Kerry Butler was born in Brooklyn, New York and, from the age of three, she knew that she wanted to be an actress. She started doing commercials until her mother decided that she was too young to be acting and wanted her to have a "normal" childhood. However, Kerry's acting was not simply a ...

18. Matthew Morrison

Actor | Glee

Matthew Morrison knew he wanted to be an entertainer after participating in a theatre camp as a child. He attended NYU's TISCH School of the arts in the CAP21 program before joining the cast of Footloose. He was a member of the boy band LMNT, briefly, before he redevoted himself to Broadway in ...

19. Sutton Foster

Actress | Younger

Sutton Foster was born on March 18, 1975 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Sutton Lenore Foster. She is an actress, known for Younger (2015), Shrek the Musical (2013) and Bunheads (2012). She has been married to Ted Griffin since October 25, 2014. They have one child. She was previously married to ...

20. Susan Egan

Actress | Hercules

Susan Egan was born on February 18, 1970 in Long Beach, California, USA as Susan Farrell Egan. She is an actress, known for Hercules (1997), Spirited Away (2001) and 13 Going on 30 (2004). She has been married to Robert Hartmann since June 26, 2005. They have two children. She has two daughters. ...

21. Eden Espinosa

Actress | Ugly Betty

Eden Espinosa was born on February 2, 1978 in Anaheim, California, USA as Eden Erica Espinosa. She is an actress, known for Ugly Betty (2006), Tangled: The Series (2017) and Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008). She has been married to Joseph Abate since October 16, 2010.

22. Idina Menzel

Actress | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She is an actress, known for Frozen (2013), Rent (2005) and Enchanted (2007). She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

23. Julian Ovenden

Actor | Downton Abbey

Julian Ovenden was born on November 29, 1976 in Sheffield, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Person of Interest (2011) and Smash (2012). He has been married to Kate Royal since December 20, 2010. They have two children.

24. Kerry Jane Ellis

Soundtrack | Les Misérables

Kerry Jane Ellis was born on May 6, 1979 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She has been married to James Townsend since September 8, 2011. They have one child.

25. Elaine Paige

Actress | Agatha Christie's Marple

Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title "The First Lady of Musical Theatre".

She has starred in numerous West End productions and on ...

26. 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...

27. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

28. Julie Andrews

Actress | The Sound of Music

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...

29. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

30. Barbara Cook

Actress | Thumbelina

Barbara Cook is best-loved and remembered for her work on the Broadway stage. An amazing singer and refreshingly impulsive actress, she made her debut at age 23 in the musical "Flahooley". Roles in "Plain and Fancy" and, the most famous flop of all time, "Candide" followed. In 1957, she created her...