Female performers have taken Broadway by storm in the 21st century, with many talented women drawing audiences night after night. Many can be seen in the most popular Broadway shows, such as Wicked, while others are in smaller productions, but their talent has earned all of them a place on this list of the most amazing 21st century female Broadway stars.
Female performers have taken Broadway by storm in the 21st century, with many talented women drawing audiences night after night. Many can be seen in the most popular Broadway shows, such as Wicked, while others are in smaller productions, but their talent has earned all of them a place on this list of the most amazing 21st century female Broadway stars.When it comes to the best Broadway stars of the 21st century - male or female - can anyone forget Sutton Foster? Foster is a true triple threat, and both audiences and awards committees acknowledge her as such. As of 2014, she’d already captured two Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for both Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes.
A few of the best female Broadway performers of the 21st century are just beginning their careers, but they will be sure not to disappoint audiences in the future. Leighton Meester, who shot to fame on the show “Gossip Girl,” will make her Broadway debut in 2014, starring in a production of Of Mice and Men.On this list you’ll find the best female stars Broadway has to offer in the 21st century. Although a few of their names might be unfamiliar, you’re sure to hear about them in the coming years. Cast your votes below for the best 21st century female Broadway stars.
- 1Age: 48Originated the role of Maureen in Rent.
- 2Age: 51Originated role of Glinda in Wicked.
- 3Age: 34Wicked, Legally Blonde, Dogfight, Kinky Boots, Hair, You Can't Take it With You, Sylvia
- 4Age: 71
- 5Age: 48
- 6Age: 42
- 7Age: 44Won a Tony Award for her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
- 8Age: 38Played Glinda in the ever-popular Wicked.
- 10Age: 32Original cast of Beautiful: the Carole King Musical. Revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Upcoming production of Waitress,
- 11Age: 70Recipient of two Tony Awards, for Evita and Gypsy
- 12Age: 48
- 13Age: 49Recipient of five Tony Awards.
- 14Age: 35
- 15Age: 37
- 17Age: 47
- 18Age: 35Original cast in The Addams Family and First Date
Laura OsnesAge: 34Won the revival cast role of Sandy in Grease from TV show You're The One That I Want. Original Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde. Hope in Anything Goes revival. Ella in Cinderella.
- 21Age: 34A Little Night Music at the New York City Opera
Kara LindsayOriginal Katherine in Newsies. Glinda in Wicked in December 2014
- 24Age: 40Well-known for her lead roles in Wicked, Oliver!, Les Misérables.
- 25Age: 48