Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, playwright, songwriter and actor, known for creating and featuring in several Broadway musicals. The name ˜Lin-Manuel Miranda' does full justice to the phrase ˜a man with a plan'. He has wooed millions of hearts with his lyrics and composition. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the Broadway Musicals were given a new dimension by this gifted genius. His play-writing and acting skills have always kept the audience engaged. He has been honored with several awards for his talent. Miranda's awards include two Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, an Emmy Award, and three Tony Awards. Undoubtedly, Broadway owes its present glamour to Miranda in millions of ways. The music in ˜Hamilton' witnesses a pioneering start in the music making genre. Miranda's achievements are such that to pen them down at a single go would be a real challenging task.
Myles Erlick is a popular Canadian actor, dancer, and singer best known for his role in the teen drama series ˜The Next Step.' Since his mother owned and operated an acting academy, he was given professional training in acting, dance, and music from a young age. He is musically talented and plays piano, harmonica, acoustic guitar, and drums. He started participating in dance competitions when he was four years old and won some titles as well. His stage career began at the age of 11, and he shot to fame with his popular character Billy Elliot on the Broadway musical of the same name. His audition for the role of Billy Elliot was quite tedious and stretched over several months. Over a period of time he ventured into television as well. His popular onscreen appearances include the TV series ˜The Next Step,' short film ˜Sing Along,' and the film ˜The Next Step Live: The Movie'. He also runs a popular YouTube channel”Myles Erlick”which has hundreds and thousands of subscribers. Many of his videos have gone viral and his success as a YouTuber even led to a featured performance on ˜The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'
Actor, singer, and social media personality who has performed in Stratford Festival productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music.
Actor who made his film debut as Benji in the comedic flick Pitch Perfect in 2012. He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Male Scene Stealer for his performance of "I've Got the Magic in Me." In 2017, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for originating the part of Dear Evan Hansen's title character.
Anthony Ramos is an American actor who became popular with his dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical ˜Hamilton'. Ramos was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, from where he graduated in 2011. He made his theatrical debut the same year in the musical ˜Grease'. Set in the mid-twentieth century, the musical revolved around ten working class teenagers at Rydell High School. After appearing in a few other plays, he came to fame after playing dual roles in the 2015 musical ˜Hamilton'. The musical earned critical acclaim and Ramos received much praise for his acting skills. He made his film debut with a supporting role in the American film ˜White Girl', which was directed by Elizabeth Wood. Although the film received positive reviews from critics, it was a commercial failure. One of his most recent works on the big screen was a main role the drama film ˜Monsters and Men'.
Jonathan Groff is an American actor and singer, best known for his role in the ˜Broadway' production of the rock musical ˜Spring Awakening.' After graduating from ˜Conestoga Valley High School,' he took up the offer to join the national tour of the musical ˜The Sound of Music.' This decision changed the course of his life. He moved to New York City and earned his ˜Actors' Equity Association' card soon after completing high school. He made his ˜Broadway' debut in the musical ˜In My Life' and made his first appearance on the big screen as ˜Michael Lang' in the drama“comedy film ˜Taking Woodstock.' He guest-starred in the musical comedy“drama ˜Glee' with his co-star and good friend Lea Michele and made his ˜West End' theater debut with the play ˜Deathtrap.' He has won several awards for his work, including a ˜Grammy' for the ˜Best Musical Theater Album' for ˜Spring Awakening.' He is openly gay and was dragged into a controversy created by a ˜Newsweek' article by Ramin Setoodeh that argued that gay actors were incapable of portraying straight characters convincingly. He has been awarded the ˜Point Horizon Award' for his leadership role as an advocate of the LGBT community. Jonathan has made his mark in the entertainment industry and has a large following on social media.
Josh Gad, born as Joshua Ilan Gad, is an American actor, voice actor, and singer. He is best known for portraying the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical named ˜The Book of Mormon'. He is also known for voicing the animated character ˜Olaf' in Disney's flick ˜Frozen.' Besides this, he has appeared in a number of TV shows, such as ˜ER', ˜Modern Family', ˜Bored to Death', ˜The Daily Show', ˜New Girl; and ˜Numb3rs', to name a few. Gad has also acted in numerous films. His popular movie projects include: ˜The Internship', ˜Jobs', ˜Pixels', ˜The Rocker', ˜A Dog's Purpose', ˜The Angry Birds Movie', ˜The Wedding Ringer' and ˜Beauty and the Beast'. The talented actor has also worked for video games likes ˜Frozen: Olaf's Quest', ˜MIB: Alien Crisis' and ˜Disney Infinity 3.0'. The Grammy Award-winning artist has performed in many comedy projects as well. Today, Gad is one of the most sought-after actors/voice actors in Hollywood. Not surprisingly, he has got millions of fans from all across the globe.
Broadway performer who was widely recognized for his work in the 2014 production of Bullets Over Broadway. His performance garnered him a nomination for the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award.
Leslie Odom Jr. is an American singer and actor who performs on the stage and in film and television. He has also released two jazz albums. He is best known for playing Aaron Burr on Broadway's ˜Hamilton' for which he earned the 2016 Tony Award for the Best Actor along with a Grammy Award for contributing to the play's soundtrack. An accomplished actor on television as well, Leslie Odom Jr. played a major role in the musical series ˜Smash.' Born in Queens, New York, he was raised in Philadelphia. Passionate about acting and singing since childhood, he made his Broadway debut at the age of 17. With the aim of becoming an actor, he studied drama at the Carnegie Mellon University and relocated to Los Angeles after his graduation in 2003. Since then, he has been active in the acting and music fields and has achieved much fame as an accomplished actor, recording artist, and dancer. Also an author, Leslie Odom Jr. published a book titled ˜Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.' The multi-talented personality is married to actress Nicolette Robinson and is a doting father of a beautiful daughter.
Billy Elliot the Musical actor who starred on Broadway and on the National Tour. Newsies, Ragtime, The Golden Age, and Macbeth are among his other theatrical credits. He began performing in Tina Fey's musical Mean Girls in 2018, which is based on the 2004 film of the same name.
Popularly known as the "Kazoo Kid," he was a child actor who starred in the commercial Special Friends: Starring You On Kazoo in 1989. The video resurfaced in 2016 and became an internet meme. He has also worked with the National Repetory Orchaestra and is a member of Actors Equity Association.
Actor who played Gabe in the Broadway production of Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the theatrical adaptation of Catch Me If You Can. In the 2016 Fox broadcast of Grease Live!, he played Danny Zuko.
American actor who rose to stardom playing Morris Delancey in his Broadway debut, Newsies, in 2012. He has since won acclaim for his performances in Broadway productions like Dear Evan Hansen.
Actor, singer and voice over artist who has starred on Broadway in the revival of Les Misérables and in Disney's Newsies. He was also seen in Elf The Musical at Madison Square Garden.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, and he won a Grammy for his contribution to the Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2017, he played Whizzer in the Broadway revival of Falsettos.
After starring in Broadway performances of Big Fish and Matilda the Musical, she won the lead role in School of Rock at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Broadway actor who landed the role of Billy in School of Rock the Musical. He began voicing the role of Jett on Super Wings! in 2015.
Nigerian-American actor most well known for his performances as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the Broadway musical Hamilton. He also performed on stage in Rocky the Musical and in the first national tour of American Idiot.
Stage actor and dancer best known for his title role in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. He also performed, beginning in 2013, in the Broadway production of Newsies.
Actor known for portraying George Washington in the Broadway play Hamilton. He's also appeared in productions of Bronx Bombers and Memphis. In 2016, he began playing Chunk Palmer on the CBS courtroom drama Bull.
Broadway actor and singer who received a 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola in the musical production of Kinky Boots. In 2018, he began starring in FX's Pose.
Younger brother of soap opera actress <a title='Kristen Connolly' href='/famous/kristen-connolly.htm'>Kristen Connolly</a> who has performed as an actor himself. He landed a role on Broadway as Andrej in the show Once and originated the role of Jeremy in Be More Chill off-broadway. He was a guest-star in episodes of Deadbeat and Person of Interest in 2016.
Actor and singer who starred in the Broadway musicals All Shook Up and Xanadu. His other New York credits include Finian's Rainbow, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Damn Yankees.
Actor best known for his Tony Awar-winning Broadway performances in Peter and the Starcatcher and Something Rotten! He is also known for his role as Emmett in Broadway's Legally Blonde and for his role as Tom Levitt on the NBC drama Smash.