Who says you can have too much of a good thing? We have Constantine Maroulis reprising his Tony-nominated performance as Drew in Rock of Ages next month and Tony winner Andrea Martin swinging back into Pippin as Berthe after that. That had us thinking—which other original star would you like to see return home to a current Broadway show? We made you choose, and here’s who you voted for!
1. Idina Menzel, Wicked—32%
Raise your hand if you’re surprised. Let’s be real. Idina Menzel would probably win a “Who’s your favorite Jersey Boy?” poll around here. But we can’t disagree that it would be amazing to see the Frozen queen reprise her Tony-winning performance as Elphaba. A lot has happened in the past ten years since she last threw on the green on Broadway, but as she proves in her powerhouse performance in If/Then, Menzel’s still got what it takes to belt her face off eight times a week. Now grab a broom and get back on that floating platform thing.
2. Laura Osnes, Cinderella—14%
Once a princess, always a princess, right? Osnes took home two Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for her performance in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic (for Favorite Actress and Favorite Onstage pair with Santino Fontana). While there are plenty of roles we’d love to see the Broadway darling take on in the near future (ahem, NBC), a Great White Way return would certainly make for a lovely night, and then some.
3. Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked—9%
We’re just months away from the Tony winner’s return to Broadway, but if we’re bringing Idina back to Oz, why not Kristin? She’s on record saying that she would be up for playing Madame Morrible in the inevitable Wicked movie, and that’s crossed our minds as well. Honestly, Cheno, you can play whomever you want to play. Doctor Dillamond for all we care. We’d be jazzed either way.