musical theatre divas


33/??? Musical Theatre DivasCAROLEE CARMELLO

Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello is an American actress and singer best known for her performances in musicals on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional productions.

Her theatrical credits include: City of Angels, Falsettos, 1776, Parade, Kiss Me Kate, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown, Lestat, Sister Act, Scandalous, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Big River, Chess, Baby, The King And I, Saving Aimee, Little Shop of Horrors, A Class Act, Hello Again, John & Jen and more.

“shock, excited because we’re so very different. i can’t wait to hear her full, complete album because there’s just a lot of respect there. definitely want to pay homage by listening and learning what she’s doing and where she’s at in her life. because that’s what artists get to do. we get to show people, ‘well this what’s kind of inspiring me right now.’ i can’t wait to hear it. i know a lot of it is original, and i can’t wait to hear what she has to say.”- kristin chenoweth on ‘idina.’ and 'the art of elegance’ being released on the same day

So YouTube updated their auto-generated text CC thing but it still couldn’t decipher Patti LuPone correctly

When you’re a Broadway Diva. 

When you’re home alone, drunk, horny, and single.

When you’re a Broadway Diva and you’re so bored that you watch the grass grow. 

When an English Muffin throws you out and his reasons are not good enough for you.

When you’re playing World of Warcraft with a Broadway Diva and she finds some mana. 

When you’re Patti LuPone

Broadway divas as cinnammon rolls

Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Bernadette Peters

Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Sutton Foster

Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Andrews

Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: Patti Lupone


11/??? Musical Theatre Divas: RUTHIE HENSHALL

Olivier Award Winner actress, Ruthie Henshall is probably better known for her performance as Fantine in the Ten Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables, a role she had previously played in the West End. Her theatrical credits include:  Chicago, Miss Saigon, Cats, Fosse, A Chorus Line, Peggy Sue Got Married, Oliver!, Godspell, Children of Eden, Putting It Together, The Boy From Oz, Fosse, The Woman In White, Guys And Dolls, Side By Side By Sondheim, Billy Elliot and more.


5/??? Musical Theatre DivasBERNADETTE PETERS

Seven times Tony Award nominated and two times winner (plus an honorary award), Bernadette Peters is one of the most iconic Broadway performers.  Her theatrical credits include: Sunday In The Park With George, A Little Night Music, Follies, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun, Mack & Mabel, Song And Dance, The Goodbye Girl, On The Town, George M!, The Goodbye Girl, Dames At Sea, La Strada, The Most Happy Fella and more.


17/??? Musical Theatre DivasBETTY BUCKLEY

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley is probably better known for her performance as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard in London and on Broadway and as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.

Her theatrical credits include: Elegies, Carrie, 1776, Song and Dance, Camino Real, Love Trilogy, Gypsy, Triumph of Love, Pippin, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Promises Promises and more.


16/??? Musical Theatre DivasJAN MAXWELL

Five times Tony Award nominated and two times Drama Desk Award winner, Jan Maxwell is very well known for her works in musicals and plays on Broadway.

Her theatrical credits include: Follies, Wings, Lend Me A Tenor, The Royal Family, To Be or Not To Be, Substitution, Coram Boy, Cry-Baby, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, The Bald Soprano, The Lesson, Sixteen Wounded, A Bad Friend, My Old Lady, Garden, House, The Dinner Party, The Sound of Music, A Doll’s House, Inside Out, Here’s Love, City of Angels and more.


23/??? Musical Theatre DivasMARIN MAZZIE

Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award nominated, Marin Mazzie is very well known for her performances in Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.

Her theatrical credits include: Next To Normal, Passion, Into The Woods, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, Bullets Over Broadway, Big River, Enron, Ragtime, Carrie, Kismet, Brigadoon, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Merrily We Roll Along, Anythging Goes, Evita, She Loves Me, Grease, Carousel, Candide, Jesus Christ Superstar and more


20/??? Musical Theatre DivasLEA SALONGA

Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga is a Filipina actress and singer, best known for her performance as Kim in the original production of Miss Saigon.

Her theatrical credits include: Les Misérables, Cats, Something Good, Flower Drum Song, The King and I, Annie, The Fiddler On The Roof, The Fantasticks and more.


18/??? Musical Theatre Divas: CHITA RIVERA

Two times Tony Award winner, Chita Rivera  is one of the most iconic performers of Broadway history.

Her theatrical credits include: Call Me Madame, Guys And Dolls, Can-Can, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Zenda, Sweet Charity, Irma La Douce, Zorba, 1491, Kiss Me Kate, Chicago, Anything Goes, Merlin, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink, Casper, The Visit, Nine, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and more.


2/??? Musical Theatre Divas: ALICE RIPLEY

Tony Award winner actress for the role of Diana Goodman in Next To Normal and one more time nominated for Side Show. Her theatrical credits include: Little Shop Of Horros, Les Misérables, Company, Sunset Boulevard, King David, Rocky Horror Show, Five Fights, The Vagina Monologues, Show Boat, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dreamgirls, CarrieShakespeare in Hollywood and more.


32/??? Musical Theatre DivasLAURA BENANTI

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is probablt best known for her performance as Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee in the 2008 Broadway Revival of Gypsy.

Her theatrical credits include: Into The Woods, NineSwing!, The Sound Of Music, The Wedding Singer, Pippin in concert, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Why Torture Is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them and more.


12/??? Musical Theatre DivasDONNA MURPHY

Two times Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy is probably better known for her performance as Fosca in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion. Her theatrical credits include: The King And I, Francis, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Birds Of Paradise, Privates On Parade, Song Of Singapore, Hello Again, The Human Comedy, Little Shop Of Horrors, Wonderful Town, LoveMusik, Follies, The People In The Picture, Into The Woods and more.


14/??? Musical Theatre DivasAUDRA MCDONALD

Six times Tony Award winner actress, Audra McDonald is probably better known for her performance as Bess in the 2012 Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and as Sarah in the original Broadway production of Ragtime.

Her theatrical credits include: The Secret Garden, Carousel, Marie Christine, A Raisin In The Sun, Sweeney Todd in concert, Passion, Dreamgirls in concert, 110 In The Shade, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Lady Day At Emerson Bar And Grill and more