Famous Names - Stage Actresses

Women have made incredible strides in theater since the time of Shakespeare, when male stage actors portrayed even female characters. From the Restoration period in the 1660s, when women were first allowed to perform in major productions to the late 19th century Broadway to modern theater, stage actresses continue to push boundaries in the performing arts.

Idina Menzel

Stage Actress

Age : 49

The classically-trained stage actress who is famous lending the voice of Elsa and for singing its award-winning song, 'Let It Go' (2013), of the phenomenal animated musical film 'Frozen's (2013). Also performed on the Broadway show 'Wicked'.

Kristin Chenoweth

Stage Actress

Age : 52

The American stage actress known for her remarkable performances in the musicals 'On the Twentieth Century' (2015). Also made an appearance in the movie 'Descendants' (2015).

Rita Moreno

Stage Actress

Age : 88

One of the profound Puerto Rican performers who won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards (EGOT); recognized for joining 'One Day at a Time' (2017-). Also made an appearance in the movie 'West Side Story' (1961).

Keala Settle

Stage Actress

Age : 44

The Hawaiian actress best known for performing in the Broadway shows 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (2017) and 'Les Misérables' (2014-2015). Also performed on the Broadway show 'Hairspray the Musical'.

Sutton Foster

Stage Actress

Age : 45

The American actress famous for appearing the in the Broadway productions of ‘The Music Man’ (2020), ‘Into the Woods’ (2019), ’Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (2018), and ’Sweet Charity’ (2016-2017). Also seen by viewers on the TV show 'Younger' (2015).

Jasmine Cephas Jones

Stage Actress

Age : 31

The Grammy Award-winning theatre actress recognized for her originating roles as ’Peggy Schuyler’ and ‘Maria Reynolds’ on Broadway's ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ (2015-2016). Also featured in the movie 'Blindspotting' (2018).

Laura Bell Bundy

Stage Actress

Age : 39

The Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated stage actress known for her performance on the ‘Legally Blonde' (2007) musical. Also seen by audiences in the movie 'Dear Dumb Diary' (2013).

Milly Shapiro

Stage Actress

Age : 18

The young Florida-bred stage actress who originated the role of the charismatic girl gifted with telekinesis named Matilda Wormwood in the Broadway production of ‘Matilda the Musical’ (2013-2014). Also seen by audiences in the movie 'Hereditary' (2018).

Lea Salonga

Stage Actress

Age : 49

The prominent singer, stage actress, and ‘Disney Legend’ born in the Philippines who became the first Tony Award-winning Asian in the history of acting. Also featured in the movie 'Aladdin' (1992).

Imelda Staunton

Stage Actress

Age : 64

An English stage actress who received a total of 13 nominations and four wins of the Olivier Awards in various plays and musicals including ’Sweeney Todd' (2013) and 'Gypsy' (2014-2015).

Julianna Rose Mauriello

Stage Actress

Age : 29

The main star of the Iceland television show, 'LazyTown' (2004-2014), that aired in 70 countries.

Carol Channing

Stage Actress

Age : 97 (deceased)

The Broadway star of 'Hello, Dolly!' (1964) who won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also seen by audiences in the movie 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953).

Phillipa Soo

Stage Actress

Age : 30

The stage actress known for performing in the Broadway show 'Hamilton' (2015-2016) and recognized for appearing in the TV show 'The Code' (2019).

Cleo Demetriou

Stage Actress

Age : 19

The Olivier Award recipient for 'Best Actress in a Musical' for her titular role in 'Matilda the Musical' (2011-2012). Also recognized for joining the TV show 'So Awkward' (2015).

Alison Steadman

Stage Actress

Age : 73

The award-winning British stage, film, and radio actress who performed in the productions of 'Therese Raquin' (2014) and 'Blithe Spirit' (2010).

Barrett Weed

Stage Actress

Age : 31

The American stage actress recognized for her advocacies in promoting female empowerment, voting rights, and gun control laws.

Sophia Anne Caruso

Stage Actress

Age : 19

Portrayed the main character in the musical ‘Beetlejuice’ (2018-2020) as the mournful Lydia Deetz.

Gabriella Pizzolo

Stage Actress

Age : 17

The upstate New York native who emerged as a young actress in ‘Matilda the Musical’ (2013-2014), ‘Fun Home’ (2015-2016), ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ (2016), and ‘Because of Winn Dixie’ (2017). Also recognized for joining the TV show 'Stranger Things' (2016).

Laura Dreyfuss

Stage Actress

Age : 31

The American Broadway actress famous for her performance in the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (2017-2018). Also recognized for joining the TV show 'Glee' (2009).

Devin Lytle

Stage Actress

Age : 31

The actress and writer from Michigan who became notable with her portrayal of Cho Chang in the Harry Potter musical parodies and can be followed on BuzzFeed's online series titled 'Ladylike'.

Aimie Atkinson

Stage Actress

Age : 33

The English stage actress performed the role of Vivian Ward in the West End production of ’Pretty Woman: The Musical’ (2020). Also performed on the Broadway show 'Legally Blonde'.

Evie Dolan

Stage Actress

Age : 16

Famous for originating the role of Katie in the Broadway production of ‘School of Rock’ (2015).

Rachel Zegler

Stage Actress

Age : 19

The American-Colombian beauty who portrayed the ‘West Side Story''s Maria in a musical and will later reprise her role in its film adaptation in 2020.

Mia Owens

Stage Actress

Age : 12

The stage actress known for performing in the Broadway show 'Billy Elliot the Musical'.

Erika Henningsen

Stage Actress

Age : 27

The stage performer from California best known for originating the role of Cady Heron on the Broadway production of ‘Mean Girls’ (2018). Also observed by audiences on theBroadway show 'Les Misérables'.

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