Famous 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.
Tim Curry

Stage Actor

Age : 73

The actor who took the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Broadway production of 'Amadeus'

Donald Sinden

Stage Actor

Age : 96

The British stage and TV actor who held starring roles in 'Doctor in the House' (1954), 'Simba' (1955), and 'Eyewitness' (1956)

Henry Irving

Stage Actor

Age : 67

The first actor to be knighted who earned his widespread appeal as an inspiration for 'Count Dracula' (1897)

Taye Diggs

Stage Actor

Age : 47

The young hunk who became well-known for his incredible performances in Broadway musicals 'Rent' and 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' before rising to fame in the big screen

Tony Shalhoub

Stage Actor

Age : 66

The Tony Award-winning actor who played the character of Tewfiq Zakaria in the stage musical 'The Band's Visit' and also appeared in the series 'Monk'.

Ben Vereen

Stage Actor

Age : 72

The actor who portrayed the 'Leading Player' in the Broadway show 'Pippin' (1973)

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