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 originally portrayed Elphaba Thropp in the Broadway musical 'Wicked' (2003-2005), seen performing in a production of Broadway show 'Rent'

Kristin Chenoweth

Stage Actress

Age : 51

The American stage actress known for her remarkable performances in the musicals 'On the Twentieth Century' (2015), 'Wicked' (2003-2004), and 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' (1999)

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-)

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), seen performing in a production of the Broadway show 'Hairspray the Musical' (2003-2006)

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), recognized for joining 'Younger' (2015)

Jasmine Cephas Jones

Stage Actress

Age : 30

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)

Laura Bell Bundy

Stage Actress

Age : 39

The Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated stage actress for the ‘Legally Blonde' (2007) musical , who made an appearance in 'Beauty Mark' (2017) and 'After the Reality' (2016), known for appearing in the movie 'Dear Dumb Diary' (2013)

Milly Shapiro

Stage Actress

Age : 17

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), seen by audiences in the horror film '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, seen by audiences in '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

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), who appeared in 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 original production of 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' (1992), 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (1970)

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 lead star 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), recognized for joining Stranger Things (2016)

Laura Dreyfuss

Stage Actress

Age : 31

The Stage Actress known for performing in the Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen and recognized for appearing in the TV shows Glee (2009) and The Politician (2019)

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 parody musicals , who can be followed on the online series Ladylike

Natasha Richardson

Stage Actress

Age :

The stage and screen actress best known for her performances in Broadway productions of 'Anna Christie' (1993) and 'Cabaret' (1998)

Aimie Atkinson

Stage Actress

Age : 33

The English stage actress known to portray Vivian Ward in the West End production of ’Pretty Woman: The Musical’ (2020), who 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 the Musical’ (2015)

Rachel Zegler

Stage Actress

Age : 19

The American-Colombian beauty who played the character, Maria, in the musical, the ‘West Side Story’, who will be reprising her role on its film adaptation, seen by audiences in West Side Story (2020)

Mia Owens

Stage Actress

Age : 12

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

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