10 celebrities on Broadway right now

The 2021-2022 Broadway season is coming to an end now that the Tony nominations have been released. The winners will be announced on June 12 and broadcast on CBS and Paramount+. More than 30 new shows opened this season, from plays and musicals to revivals. Many of these productions feature some of the biggest names on stage and screen.

There are plenty of celebrities, perhaps best known for their film and television work, who currently host eight shows per week on The Great White Way.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams looks unmoved in Ugly Betty

Williams is currently appearing in Selina Fellinger’s new farce Potos: Or behind every great dumbass there are seven women trying to keep it alive Along with a female cast that includes Julianne Hough and Lea DeLaria, this year’s Tony nominees Rachel Drach and Julie White.

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Williams has appeared in many Broadway shows before, including a Tony-nominated role as the witch in a revival of Stephen Sondheim. Into the forest. Perhaps best known for her TV roles as the villainous character Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty As Renee Berry Desperate Housewives. Potos He is currently on Broadway until August 14th.

Debra Messing

The stars of absurdity in Noah Haidel’s new play christmas candles Provided by Roundabout Theater Company. In this intimate piece, Messing plays Ernestine Ashworth from ages 17 to 101 as she celebrates her birthday and reflects on life from year to year.

Best known for playing Grace Adler on NBC Will and grace For more than ten years, Debra Messing comes from a theater background, having earned her MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. Messing has also earned acclaim for her appearance on Broadway in John Patrick Shanley’s outside Mullingar in 2014.

Benny Feldstein

Ben Platt and Benny Feldstein sing.

Feldstein returns to Broadway as the lead role of Fanny Price in the first-ever Broadway revival funny girlThe musical that launched Barbra Streisand’s career. Although the production has had mixed acceptance (via New York times), funny girl It includes timeless show tunes such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, “People” and “The Greatest Star”.

Beanie Feldstein previously appeared on Broadway in the revival of Hello Dolly Starring Bette Midler, but is widely known for her performance as the lovable high school students in it Lady Bird And Box Mart. She’s also had a very busy year, portraying Monica Lewinsky in Ryan Murphy Impeachment: American Crime Story on foreign exchange last fall.

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal at the 2022 Critics' Choice Awards

The famous comedian is currently leading a theatrical musical adaptation for the first time in a film direction mr saturday night. Crystal received two Tony nominations this year for acting and co-writing the music book. The story follows the return of an elderly comedian.

Billy Crystal previously appeared on the New York stage in his solo shows for 700 a sunday. His career includes hosting good receptions at the Oscars along with memorable comedies When Harry Met Sally…, city ​​coats, and the Monster Corporation. Movies.

Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell was scheduled to begin performing in the new revival of David Mamet American buffalo in March 2020. Late production finally began two years later, and Rockwell earned a Tony nomination for his work opposite Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss.

Rockwell has consistently returned to the New York stage throughout his career, along with a burgeoning Hollywood career that includes critically acclaimed work such as George W. Bush in vice and Bob Fosse in the limited series Voss / Verdon. Perhaps best known for collaborating with Martin McDonagh as Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missourifor which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Jesse Williams

The instinct anatomy The actor makes his Broadway debut in a revival of Richard Greenberg get me out. Williams plays a major league baseball player who comes out as gay in a drama that features the much-discussed complete nudity.

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Williams has emerged as Dr. Jackson Avery on the long-running Shonda Rhimes series, but is also known for his activism and advocacy work. His bold decision to appear on Broadway without formal stage training paid off so well, that he earned a Tony nomination for his performance. get me out It is a very limited participation that will expire on the 11th of June.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in the Plaza Suite

It’s impossible to discuss these two actors separately, as the pair are currently performing on stage together in a revival of Neil Simon Plaza Suite. The comedy is divided into three acts, with each actor playing three different characters over the course of the evening.

Parker, has just returned as Carrie Bradshaw in the commercially successful but polarizing film and like thatreunites with Broderick on stage after the two appeared together off Broadway in AR Gurney’s Silvia Almost 30 years ago. Broderick is best known for his film work in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off And for his performance on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in Producers.

Mary Louise Parker

Weed Marie Louise Parker Nancy sitting at the table

Two-time Tony-winner Mary Louise Parker returns to the Great White Way in the much-anticipated Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How did you learn to drive?. The play, praised for its complex portrayal of child sexual abuse, premiered off-Broadway in 1997, with Parker and David Morse. The critically acclaimed revival reunites the original cast members on Broadway 25 years later.

Marie-Louise Parker has won praise for her film work Fried green tomatoes And her television work in the HBO series adapted from Tony Kushner Angels in America. However, it is most famously the result of eight seasons in which Nancy Botwin, a suburban widow, turns drug dealer on the Showtime comedy. herbs.

Hugh Jackman

The multi-talented actor leads the latest revival of music man Vs winner Tony Sutton Foster. One of the most commercially successful productions since the reopening of Broadway, music man Mixed critical comments despite strong audience response (via New York times).

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Hugh Jackman’s Broadway debut in boy from oz He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2004. He has also appeared in a number of musicals, including Les Miserables And greatest showman. However, Jackman is undoubtedly more famous for his work on Wolverine in X-Men The franchise, in which he played the character in ten films.

Daniel Craig

Benoit Blanc in a promotional image for Knives Out

Daniel Craig reunites with director Sam Gould in the new Broadway revival of William Shakespeare Macbeth Versus Ruth Negga. The trial production received mixed reviews despite praise for its leading performance (per New York times). The revival is limited participation and will conclude on July 1st.

Craig’s role as Macbeth marks his first major role since finishing his career as James Bond No time to die. His five films as the famous MI6 agent include the critically acclaimed and widely popular Casino Royale And sky fall. Craig is also known for his work at Rian Johnson Take out the kniveswhich is the role that will be re-played in the next second part.

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