Famous stage actress, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Idina Menzel

    Idina Menzel is an illustrious American actress, theater personality, singer and songwriter, who came to limelight by portraying the lesbian persona of Maureen Johnson in ˜Rent'”a Broadway musical. She also featured in the musical's movie adaptation, re-enacting the character of Maureen Johnson. She bagged a ˜Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical' for her poignant depiction of Elphaba in ˜Wicked', a musical co-composed by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz for Broadway. She has garnered encomiums from fans as well as critics for illustrating Shelby Corcoran in ˜Glee'”a musical comedy drama TV series. That she was a refined singer was established when Hollywood Records released her debut solo album ˜Still I Can't Be Still', and she entrenched her crooning skills with the unveiling of records including ˜Here', ˜I Stand', and ˜Idina'. She has also appeared in a string of Hollywood movies, notable amongst these being ˜Enchanted', ˜The Tollbooth, ˜Water', and ˜Frozen'. However, winning a Grammy for lending her vocals to a song Let It Go for the original soundtrack of the Disney movie ˜Enchanted' has been the crowning glory in her career till date. The song which also won the Academy Award as well as several other awards was Idina's first and only single to finish at number 5 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    Idina Menzel

  • Phillipa Soo

    Broadway actress who gained fame for originating the part of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in the 2015 hit musical Hamilton. 

    Phillipa Soo

  • Cleo Demetriou

    Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou is a Cyprus-born teenage actress and singer best recognised for essaying the titular role of Matilda in London's West End stage musical ˜Matilda the Musical.' She made her first on-screen appearance in ˜What's Your News?,' a children's television program, at around six years of age. The year that followed saw her making her on-stage professional debut with the musical ˜The Sound of Music.' She then went on to perform in other West End productions namely ˜ENRON' and ˜Les Miserables' before gaining fame for playing the main role of Matilda in ˜Matilda the Musical.' Her remarkable performance in the titular character fetched her Laurence Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage.com Award in the category of Best Actress in a Musical that she shared along with Eleanor Worthington Cox, Sophia Kiely and Kerry Ingram who also played the role on rotation. Apart from stage, Cleo has also forayed into television where she stars as Lily Hampton in the CBBC aired sitcom series ˜So Awkward.' Her other television appearances includes in the ITV2 aired British comedy program ˜Katy Brand's Big Ass Show'; in the CBBC aired British game show on science ˜Ultimate Brain'; and in the CBBC aired British children's quiz show ˜Top Class.'

    Cleo Demetriou

  • Kristin Chenoweth

    Singer, actress and recording artist, Kristin Chenoweth is best known for her Broadway performance in the musical ˜You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' and the TV series ˜Pushing Daisies'. A child prodigy, Chenoweth has appeared in many TV series, sung in many concerts and has hosted a number of shows including the ˜Oscars Red Carpet Live' event before the 85th Academy Awards. Today, she is one of the most popular TV stars. She has done practically everything from acting in Broadway to recording studio albums, making her one of the most commonly seen faces in almost all big celebrity events. She is the recipient of the prestigious Emmy as well as Tony awards and has a large number of songs, television and movie appearances to her credit. She admires Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland the most and acknowledges that they have influenced her singing as well as her life. Chenoweth is also a devoted Christian and has expressed her religious beliefs at public forums, a number of times.

    Kristin Chenoweth

  • Lea Salonga

    Filipina actress who became famous for her role as Kim in the musical Miss Saigon. She also provided the singing voices for Mulan and Princess Jasmine in the Disney animated films Mulan and Aladdin.

    Lea Salonga

  • Jasmine Cephas Jones

    Television and stage actress who rocketed to fame starring as Maria Reynolds and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Rensselaer in the award winning musical Hamilton. She also starred in the 2018 film Blindspotting.

    Jasmine Cephas Jones

  • Keala Settle

    Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award nominated Broadway actress who originated the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody in 2013. She made her Broadway debut in the role of Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 2011. She'd also be featured in the revival of Les Misérables, in the musical Waitress, and in a national tour of Hairspray.

    Keala Settle

  • Rita Moreno

    Acclaimed Puerto Rican singer and actress who famously played Anita in the film version of West Side Story. In 2017, she began starring in Netflix's One Day at a Time. Her Broadway credits include Gentry, The Ritz, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

    Rita Moreno

  • Julianna Rose Mauriello

    Stage and screen actress who appeared on Broadway in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Oklahoma!, and Gypsy.

    Julianna Rose Mauriello

  • Sutton Foster

    Sutton Foster is an award-winning American actress, singer and dancer, best known for her performances in the Broadway productions, such as ˜The Drowsy Chaperone', ˜Little Women', ˜Young Frankenstein', ˜Shrek the Musical' and ˜Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Her expressive voice has brought her fame in the Broadway musical theatre. With her beautiful face and high-spirited charisma, she is considered as the best fit in the endorsement industry. She has tried her hand at a lot of professions and has excelled in all of them. Sutton Foster is also known for her dancing skills that have wooed the world over the years, and all her works are true masterpieces.

    Sutton Foster

  • Estefi Merelles

    Actress who became known for starring in a theater production of Annie in her native country Mexico as well as for appearing on TV commercials. 

    Estefi Merelles

  • Oona Laurence

    American youth theatre actress who was cast in the title role of Matilda Wormwood for the Broadway adaptation of Matilda.

    Oona Laurence

  • Sierra Boggess

    Acclaimed Broadway actress and singer who played the lead roles in The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, and Love Never Dies.

    Sierra Boggess

  • Taylor Louderman

    Broadway star who performed the lead role of Campbell Davis in Bring it On: The Musical in 2012. She later gained national attention for her role as Wendy Darling in NBC's Peter Pan Live and as Regina George in Broadway's Mean Girls.

    Taylor Louderman

  • Evie Dolan

    Actress and instrumentalist known for her role as Katie in <a title='Andrew Lloyd Webber's' href='/famous/andrew-lloyd-webber.htm'>Andrew Lloyd Webber's</a> adaptation of School of Rock, where she plays bass guitar. She worked with Bruce Weber on short films for the brands Moncler and Shinola.

    Evie Dolan

  • Laura Bell Bundy

    Laura Ashley Bell Bundy is an American actress and singer, popular by the nickname ˜LBB'. Her talent for acting, music, and storytelling, combined with her determination and passion has helped her gain tremendous success in the entertainment business. Debuting at the age of nine in ˜Radio City Christmas Spectacular,' she has performed in a number of important Broadway roles since then. Giving her best in ˜Hairspray', ˜Legally Blonde', and ˜Anger Management', amongst many others, she has earned several nominations for her performances. Besides Broadway roles, she has also appeared in television shows, acting in the programs ˜Angie Tribeca', ˜Idiot Sitter', ˜Royal Pains', and ˜Cold Case'. In addition to being an actress, she is also a singer. She began writing songs at the age of 14 and started her first band at 18. With country music in her DNA, she earned acclaim for her first country music single, ˜Giddy On Up' and her album ˜Achin' and Shakin' which became hits and garnered rave reviews. To take her creative ideas a level ahead, she founded her production company LBBTV which produced the super-hit comedy web series, ˜Cooter County'. She also finds time to do social and charity work, and is the spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

    Laura Bell Bundy

  • Gypsy Rose Lee

    American burlesque dancer, actress, and writer whose famous memoir was adapted into the Broadway musical Gypsy. Her mystery novel, The G-String Murders, served as the basis for the <a title='Barbara Stanwyck' href='/famous/barbara-stanwyck.htm'>Barbara Stanwyck</a> film Lady of Burlesque.

    Gypsy Rose Lee

  • Kara Lindsay

    Notable for her role as Katharine Plumber in the Broadway production of Newsies, Lindsay also starred as Glinda in the second national tour of the musical Wicked.

    Kara Lindsay

  • Lara Wollington

    Stage actress most famous for roles like Matilda Wormwood in the award-winning production Matilda the Musical. She also voiced the lead role of Lucy on the animated series 64 Zoo Lane.

    Lara Wollington

  • Milly Shapiro

    Musical actress who rocketed to fame in 2013 after she originated the role of Matilda in the Broadway production of the original <a title='Roald Dahl' href='/famous/roald-dahl.htm'>Roald Dahl</a> novel. She has also starred in productions of legendary musicals like Annie and Les Miserables. In 2018, she starred in the film Hereditary.

    Milly Shapiro

  • Ashley Park

    Actress who is best known for portraying the character Tuptim in the Broadway production of The King and I. She'd go on to portray Gretchen Wieners in Broadway's Mean Girls.

    Ashley Park

  • Bernadette Peters

    Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer and children's book author, who is famous as one of Broadway's biggest stars. Working successfully on musical theatre, television, films, and music for nearly six decades, she has been described as "an ageless storybook princess". She is particularly known for working on the musicals plays of legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim, according to whom, she is a rare artist who "sings and acts at the same time". However, it was not originally her idea to be in the show business; her mother played a huge part in making Peters an all-American star. Much of her career was built upon the ambitions of her mother, who enrolled her daughters in acting, singing and dancing classes and took them to auditions when they were very young. Eventually, she won two 'Tony Awards', three 'Drama Desk Awards', one 'Golden Globe Award' and four 'Grammy Awards' as part of her Broadway cast. She became the youngest performer to be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. She also has six solo albums and performs regularly in her solo concerts.

    Bernadette Peters

  • Carol Channing

    Broadway veteran and comedian who is best known for her roles in Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She has received an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award, and three Tony Awards.

    Carol Channing

  • Maddie Baillio

    Actress who rose to fame when she played the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's production of Hairspray Live! in 2016.

    Maddie Baillio