Famous Names - Stage Actors

While early theater acting focused on human suffering or tragedies, it has flourished appreciably to various movements in the 20th century, such as realism and experimental theater. Realism, a movement that started in the 1870s, aims to depict everyday life situations and focuses on a protagonist overcoming injustice. On the other hand, experimental or avant-garde theater, which started in the late 19th century, attempts to involve the audience by asking questions and gives the actor more interpretative freedom. In both forms, successful stage actors combine talent, technique, stage presence, and magnetism to capture their audience.
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Stage Actor

Age : 40

The stage actor who starred at his own critically acclaimed musical compositions 'In the Heights' (2008) and 'Hamilton: An American Musical' (2015). Also seen by audiences in the movie 'Mary Poppins Returns' (2018).

Tim Curry

Stage Actor

Age : 74

The actor who took the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Broadway production of 'Amadeus'. Also involved on the TV show 'It' (1990).

Jonathan Groff

Stage Actor

Age : 35

The versatile stage actor who portrayed King George on 'Hamilton: An American Musical' (2015) and voiced Kristoff in Disney's Frozen films (2013 and 2019). Also observed by audiences on theBroadway show 'Spring Awakening'.

Josh Gad

Stage Actor

Age : 39

The renowned stage actor from Broadway's 'The Book of Mormon' (2011) who voiced Olaf in the Disney animated films Frozen (2013) and Frozen 2 (2019). Also made an appearance in the movie 'Beauty and the Beast' (2017).

Ben Platt

Stage Actor

Age : 26

The 'Dear Evan Hansen' (2015) stage actor lauded for his performance on the Broadway show 'The Book of Mormon' (2014-2015). Also made an appearance in the movie 'Pitch Perfect' (2012).

Cheyenne Jackson

Stage Actor

Age : 45

The stage and on-screen actor known for his leading role on Broadway's hit musical 'Finian's Rainbow' (2009).

Anthony Ramos

Stage Actor

Age : 28

The stage actor who originated the dual roles of Philip Hamilton and John Laurens in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' (2015).

Aaron Tveit

Stage Actor

Age : 36

The famed actor who made an appearance in Grease Live! (2016) and performed on stage as Gabe in a Broadway production of 'Next to Normal' (2008).

Taye Diggs

Stage Actor

Age : 49

The well-lauded stage actor from Broadway's 'Rent' (2005) who also performed on TV's 'Ally McBeall' (1997-2002). Also seen by viewers on the TV show 'All American' (2018).

Mandy Patinkin

Stage Actor

Age : 67

The talented actor who originated the role of Che in the original Broadway production of 'Evita' (1979).

Leslie Odom Jr.

Stage Actor

Age : 38

The award-winning actor popularly known for originating the role of Aaron Burr on the Broadway show 'Hamilton' (2015). Also recognized for joining the TV show 'Smash' (2012).

Billy Porter

Stage Actor

Age : 50

The Tony-winning fashionable actor recognized for his role as Lola in 'Kinky Boots' (2012) who also plays the character of Pray Tell on TV's 'Pose' (2018).

Nathan Lane

Stage Actor

Age : 64

The multi-awarded stage Actor who performed as Max Bialystock on the Broadway show 'The Producers' (2001) and was praised for his performance in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' (1996). Also featured in the movie 'The Lion King' (1994).

Ramin Karimloo

Stage Actor

Age : 41

The famed West End production actor who originated the role of Phantom in 'Love Never Dies' (2010). Also observed by audiences on theBroadway show 'Les Misérables'.

Yul Brynner

Stage Actor

Age : 65 (deceased)

The Russian actor who portrayed King Mongkut, the king of Siam in the Broadway musical 'The King and I' (1951).

Ethan Slater

Stage Actor

Age : 28

The Tony nominee best remembered for his performance as the lead role on the Broadway show 'SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical' (2016).

Myles Erlick

Stage Actor

Age : 22

The versatile stage actor who is known for his performance in the Broadway show 'Billy Elliot the Musical' (2011).

Ben Cook

Stage Actor

Age : 22

The Stage Actor observed by audiences on the 'Newsies'. Also seen performing in a production of Broadway show 'Billy Elliot the Musical'.

George Salazar

Stage Actor

Age : 34

The 'Be More Chill' (2015) Stage Actor who is recognized for his portrayal as Otto in the 'Spring Awakening' (2010).

Mike Faist

Stage Actor

Age : 28

The stage actor who debuted the character of Connor Murphy on 'Dear Evan Hansen' (2016). Also observed by audiences on theBroadway show 'Newsies'.

Joshua Colley

Stage Actor

Age : 18

The Stage Actor seen performing in a production of Broadway show 'Newsies'. Also performed on the Broadway show 'Les Misérables'.

Luca Padovan

Stage Actor

Age : 16

The Stage Actor who performed on the Broadway show 'School of Rock the Musical'.

Okieriete Onaodowan

Stage Actor

Age : 32

The Stage Actor seen performing in a production of Broadway show 'Hamilton'.

Giuseppe Bausilio

Stage Actor

Age : 23

The Stage Actor who performed on the Broadway show 'Newsies'. Also observed by audiences on theBroadway show 'Billy Elliot the Musical'.

Christopher Jackson

Stage Actor

Age : 44

The Stage Actor seen performing in a production of Broadway show 'Hamilton' and is recognized for joining 'Bull' (2016).

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