nikki-james

who run the stage? (girls) >> in honour of international womens day, a sample of the incredible talents of the women (and girls!) of musical theatre [listen]

omigod you guys from legally blonde - laura bell bundy and ensemble // i’m here from the color purple - lachanze // everything i know from in the heights - mandy gonzalez // and i am telling you i’m not going from dreamgirls - jennifer holliday // seventeen (reprise) from heathers - barret wilbert weed, alice lee, katie ladner and elle mclemore // with you from ghost - caissie levy // fly, fly away from catch me if you can - kerry butler // not for the life of me/nyc/astonishing - sutton foster // safer from first date - krysta rodriguez // love while you can from if/then - idina menzel, lachanze and jenn colella // ring of keys from fun home - sydney lucas // the wizard and i from wicked - ashleigh gray // simple joys from pippin - patina miller // easy as life from aida - heather headley //  i’d give my life for you from miss saigon - lea salonga // take me or leave me from rent - idina menzel and fredi walker // pretty funny from dogfight - lindsay mendez // sal tlay ka siti from the book of mormon - nikki m james // all grown up from bare - jenna leigh green // born to entertain/don’t rain on my parade - laura osnes // no day but today - idina menzel // i know it’s today from shrek - leah greenhaus, marissa o'donnell and sutton foster // i’m a star - eden espinosa // mama who bore me (reprise) from spring awakening - lea michele, lilli cooper, lauren pritchard, remy zaken and phoebe strole // the hill from once - cristi milioti // never neverland (fly away) - stephanie j block // as long as he needs me from oliver - jodie prenger //  watch what happens from newsies - kara lindsay // on my own from les miserables - samantha barks // out tonight from rent - daphne rubin-vega // i can do better than that from the last five years - betsy wolfe // quiet from matilda - adrianna bertola // the music and the mirror from a chorus line - charlotte d'amboise // i’m not afraid of anything from songs for a new world - andrea burns // defying gravity from wicked - willemijn verkaik // dear mr president - natalie weiss // on the steps of the palace from into the woods - anna kendrick // maybe (next to normal) from next to normal - alice ripley and jennifer damiano // the graveyard from jane eyre - marla schaffel and lisa musser // we’re not done from bring it on - taylor louderman and adrienne warren // dyin’ ain’t so bad from bonnie and clyde - laura osnes // it’s the hard knock life from annie - lilla crawford and ensemble // there’s a fine, fine line from avenue q - stephanie d'abruzzo // a new life from jekyll and hyde - linda eder // get out and stay out from 9 to 5 - stephanie j block } 

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women of color in musical theatre

“The more of us there are that are visible, the more commonplace it will become to people, and after a while, people aren’t even going to think twice about it..I play Laura Osnes’s stepsister [in Cinderella], the daughter of Harriet Harris, and the sister of Marla Mindelle, and not one person, not one reviewer, not one human being has ever said to me, ‘How is that possible? You are Asian’, you know. It’s just accepted. And I sort of feel like if we can just get to that place with every show, we wouldn’t have a problem. But, you know, we have to just keep saying, ‘We’re here, we are here.’

- Ann Harada

Master List

So, here’s a Master List of all the productions I have, including cast members that were interesting enough for me to write down. Just message me if you want the link to any of the productions. Also, anything with a title beginning with The” will be found under T. And if you have any further questions on cast, just contact me :)

If you are interested in one of these productions, you can:

  1. message me on here saying which shows you want
  2. then if you could email me at muchadoaboutbroadway@gmail.com
  3. if you could include your tumblr url in the email, thank you :)

Thanks so much! It just makes it so much easier for me this way :)


A

A Bed and A Chair- OBC w Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan & Norm Lewis 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder- OBC w Jefferson Mays

Aladdin- Pre-Broadway in Toronto w Adam Jacobs & James Monroe Iglehart

Aladdin- Broadway w Adam Jacobs & James Monroe Iglehart

An American in Paris- Brandon Uranowitz, Leanne Cope & Robert Fairchild 

Anything Goes- 2011 revival w Joel Grey, Laura Osnes & Sutton Foster

Assassins- 2004 revival w Neil Patrick Harris

Avenue Q- Off-Broadway (exact cast unknown)

B

Bare- 2012 revival w Barrett Wilbert Weed, Jason Hite & Taylor Trensch

Bare: A Pop Opera- Jenna Leigh Green, Natalie Joy Johnson & Michael Arden

Big Fish- Pre-Broadway (Chicago) w Norbert Leo Butz

Billy Elliot- Santino Fontana & Trent Kowalik

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson- Broadway (exact cast unknown)

Bonnie & Clyde- OBC w Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & Louis Hobson 

C

Cabaret- Emma Stone

Carousel- 2013 w Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller & Kelli O’Hara

Catch Me If You Can- OBC w Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler & Norbert Leo Butz

Cinderella- OBC w Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Cinderella- Keke Palmer

Company- 2011 New York Philharmonic w Neil Patrick Harris 

D

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels- OBC w Norbert Leo Butz & Sherie Rene Scott 

Dogfight- OOBC w Derek Klena 

E

Evita- OBC w Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone (poor quality)

F

First Date- OBC w Krysta Rodriguez & Zachary Levi

Finding Neverland- Boston w Jeremy Jordan & Laura Michelle Kelly

Finding Neverland- OBC w Laura Michelle Kelly & Matthew Morrison

Fun Home- Previews w Judy Kuhn, Michael Cerveris, Sydney Lucas 

G

Godspell- 2011 revival w Hunter Parrish & Wallace Smith

Grease- 2007 revival w Laura Osnes & Max Crumm

Gypsy- 2003 revival w Bernadette Peters, Chandra Lee Shwartz & David Burtka

Gypsy- 2008 revival w Laura Benanti, Patti Lupone & Tony Yazbeck  

H

Hairspray- 2006 w Andrew Rannells, Darlene Love & Tevin Campbell

Hairspray- 2006 w Aaron Tveit, Shannon Durig & Tevin Campbell

Heathers- Barrett Wilbert Weed & Dan Domenech

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Andrew Rannells

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Anthony Rapp

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Darren Criss

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- John Cameron Mitchell *Crate Show

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Michael Cerveris

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Michael C Hall

Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Neil Patrick Harris

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- Daniel Radcliffe

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- Darren Criss

Hunchback of Notre Dame- Michael Arden at La Jolla Playhouse

I

If/Then- Broadway Previews w Idina Menzel

Into the Woods- OBC w Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason & Chip Zien

Into the Woods- 2002 w Judi Dench & Laura Benanti

It Shoulda Been You- OBC w Chip Zein, David Burtka & Sierra Boggess

J

Jekyll & Hyde- David Hasselhoff

Jersey Boys- OBC w John Lloyd Young

Jesus Christ Superstar- 2012 revival

K

Kinky Boots- Pre-Broadway Chicago

L

Legally Blonde- MTV w Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle & Michael Rupert

Les Miserables- Dallas

Les Miserables- West End w Carrie Hope Fletcher & James Gant

Les Miserables- 25th Anniversary Concert w Lea Salonga & Ramin Karimloo

Les Miserables- 2006 w Adam Jacobs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Norm Lewis 

Les Miserables- 2013 w Andy Mientus, Nikki M James & Ramin Karimloo

Little Shop of Horrors- 2003 Broadway Tryout w Alice Ripley & Hunter Foster

Little Shop of Horrors- 2003 OBC Previews w Kerry Butler & Hunter Foster

M

Matilda- Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita & Oona Laurence

Matilda- Sophia Genneusa

Matilda- Sophia Kiely

Matilda- Jill Paice, Lesli Margherita & Ripley Sobo

Matilda- Bailey Ryon & Lesli Margherita

Miss Saigon- Lea Salonga 

N

Newsies- OBC w Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay & Jeremy Jordan

Newsies- First National Tour w Dan Deluca & Zachary Sayle

Newsies- Closing Cast w Corey Cott & Liana Hunt  

Next to Normal- Brian d’Arcy James & Asa Somers *includes “Costco Song”

Next to Normal- Brian d’Arcy James & Asa Somers

Next to Normal- Jason Danieley, Kyle Dean Massey & Marin Mazzie

Next to Normal- Asa Somers, Curt Hansen, Emma Hunton & Jeremy Kushnier  

Next to Normal- OBC w Aaron Tveit, Alice Ripley & Jennifer Damiano 

Next to Normal- Jessica Phillips & Kyle Dean Massey 

Next to Normal- OOBC w Aaron Tveit, Alice Ripley & Brian d’Arcy James

Nice Work If You Can Get It- OBC w Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Broderick

O

Oklahoma!- 1999 w Hugh Jackman (pro-shot)

Oliver!: West End w Kerry Ellis

Once: OBC w Cristin Miloti & Steve Kazee

P

Parade: Los Angeles

Peter and the Starcatcher: OBC w Celia Keenan Bolger & Christian Borle

Phantom of the Opera- Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess

Pippin- 1981 TV Movie w Ben Vereen & Chita Rivera

Pippin- 2013 w Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller & Terrence Mann

Pippin- 2014 w Kyle Dean Massey, Patina Miller & Terrence Mann

R

Rent- 2008 w Eden Espinosa (Pro-Shot)

Rent- 10th Anniversary Performance (Reunited OBC)

Rent- 2010 Hollywood Bowl w Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin & Vanessa Hudgens

S

Side Show- OBC w Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner & Norm Lewis

Something Rotten!- OBC w Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle & John Cariani

South Pacific- Lincoln Center w Kelli O’Hara

Spamalot- OBC w Christian Borle, David Hyde Pierce & Tim Curry

Spring Awakening- OBC w John Gallagher Jr, Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele

Spring Awakening- 2009 w Andy Mientus, Ben Fankhauser, Jake Epstein, Matt Shingledecker & Taylor Trensch 

Spring Awakening- Deaf West

Spring Awakening- Andy Mientus, Ben Moss, Blake Bashoff & Kyle Riabko

Spring Awakening- Jennifer Damiano, Gerard Canonico & Matt Doyle

Sunday…George- 2008 revival w Santino Fontana  

Sweeney Todd- 1982 TV Movie w Angela Lansbury & George Hearn (Pro-Shot)

Sweeney Todd- 2005 revival w Patti LuPone & Michael Cerveris

T

The 3 Musketeers- Aaron Tveit

The 25th Annual…Bee- OBC w Celia Keenan-Bolger & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The Addams Family- OBC w Jackie Hoffman, Nathan Lane & Terrence Mann

The Book of Mormon- OBC w Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad & Nikki M. James

The Book of Mormon- Ben Platt & Nic Roleau

The Book of Mormon- Gavin Creel

The Boy from Oz- OBC w Hugh Jackman & Stephanie J. Block

The Bridges of Madison County- OBC w Kelli O’Hara & Steve Pasquale

The Curious Incident…Night-Time- Broadway w Alex Sharp

The Curious Incident…Night-Time- West End w Graham Butler

The Drowsy Chaperone- OBC w Eddie Korbich & Sutton Foster

The King and I- Broadway w Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe & Ruthie Ann Miles

The Last Five Years- Adam Kaplan & Katie Rose Clark

The Man Who Came to Dinner- Nathan Lane

The Producers- OBC w Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane

Thoroughly Modern Millie- OBC w Gavin Creel & Sutton Foster

Titanic: 1997 OBC w Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Cerveris & Victoria Clark  

U

Urinetown- OBC w Hunter Foster 

W

West Side Story- 2009 revival w Matt Cavenaugh & Ryan Steele

Wicked- OBC Previews w Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & Norbert Leo Butz

Wicked- 2004 w Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth & Taye Diggs

Wicked- Aaron Tveit & Alli Mauzey

Wicked- Adam Lambert

Wicked- Annaleigh Ashford, Sebastian Arcelus & Stephanie J. Block

Wicked- Annaleigh Ashford, Dee Roscioli & Kristoffer Cusick 

Wicked- Derrick Williams, Eden Espinosa & Megan Hilty

Wicked- Kara Lindsay, Laurel Harris & Matt Shingledecker

Wicked- Kyle Dean Massey & Willemijn Verkaik 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown- OBC w Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone & Sherie Rene Scott

Wonderland- 2011 w Janet Dacal, Kate Shindle & Carly Rose Sonenclar

Y

Young Frankenstein- Christopher Fitzgerald, Megan Mullally & Sutton Foster