Film and TV celebs who have also starred on Broadway are those actors and actresses who have seen success both on screen and on stage. Be it those who got their start in musicals before making the leap to movies and television shows or those already household names who took a break from Hollywood in favor of the stage. Either way, these movie and TV actors who starred on Broadway are all incredibly talented.
Though this list is far from complete of every actor who has appeared and film and television along with on Broadway, sifting through the many names will likely yield some discoveries. Who would have thought that the likes of Anna Kendrick and Abigail Breslin appeared on Broadway at very young ages before making it big in movies? Will Ferrell is very well known for his film and television comedy but did you know he starred in his own Broadway show too?
While both involve acting, appearing in a film or television show, where you have several takes to perfect each scene, is much different from doing eight shows a week in front of a live audience. That's why it isn't surprising that some of the best actors and actresses around have appeared in both formats. Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts are just a few in that category, but far from all of them.But being a star of both television or film and the Broadway stage isn't the only surprising fact about your favorite actors and actresses that you might not know. Check out the 16 most surprisingly bilingual celebrities and famous people you didn't know were married to each other too!
Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City. She was also an executive producer on the show, and won two Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004. Parker made her Broadway debut in 1976 aged 11, in the revival of The Innocents, before going on to star in the title role of the Broadway musical Annie in 1979. She then appeared in the 1984 films Footloose and Firstborn. She returned to Broadway in the 1989 play The Heidi Chronicles. Her other film roles include L.A. Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hocus Pocus, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, The Family Stone and ...more
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Lea Michele Sarfati, known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and author, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee. Michele's portrayal of Rachel has received much critical praise, earning her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2010 and 2011, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She has also received a Satellite Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three consecutive People's Choice Awards for her performance. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his teenage role as the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D.. He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series. He appeared in the films Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2 and Gone Girl. Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010, and was ...more
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John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in more recent films such as Face/Off, Swordfish, and Wild Hogs. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. In 2014, he received the ...more
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