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Wolf Hall Star Lydia Leonard on Her Cabaret & Wicked Dreams and the Challenges of Corsets

Wolf Hall Star Lydia Leonard on Her Cabaret & Wicked Dreams and the Challenges of Corsets

Age: 33

Hometown: London, England

Current Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn, the calculating second wife of King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two.

Stage & Screen Cred: Before originating the role of Anne in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall across the pond, Leonard starred in London’s Frost/Nixon, Onassis, Time and ...

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Emily Skeggs on Her Canine Childhood & Making Her Broadway Debut (in Tighty-Whities) in Fun Home

Emily Skeggs on Her Canine Childhood & Making Her Broadway Debut (in Tighty-Whities) in Fun Home

Age: “I’m 35. No, actually I’m 12.”

Hometown: New York, NY

Current Role: A heartfelt and hilarious Broadway debut as Medium Alison, a college student exploring her sexual identity and navigating her relationship with her father in the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home.

“I grew up seeing Broadway shows with my parents. When I was four ...

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An American in Paris Star Leanne Cope on Auditioning in the Shower & Her Trashy TV Obsession

An American in Paris Star Leanne Cope on Auditioning in the Shower & Her Trashy TV Obsession

Age: 31

Hometown: Bath, England

Current Role: Making her Broadway debut as Lise Dassin, a young Parisian shop girl who wins the attention of three young men, including handsome G.I. and aspiring artist Jerry Mulligan (played by Robert Fairchild) in An American in Paris.

Stage & Screen Cred: Since 2003 Cope has been a member of the Royal Ballet, where she ...

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New Les Miserables Standout Brennyn Lark on Her Brooklyn Obsession & Singing ‘On My Own’ in Her Socks

New Les Miserables Standout Brennyn Lark on Her Brooklyn Obsession & Singing ‘On My Own’ in Her Socks

Age: 22

Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Current Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Eponine, a street urchin with a hopeless crush on her best pal Marius (played by Chris McCarrell) in Les Miserables.

Stage & Screen Cred: Before making her debut in Les Miz, Lark appeared in Dreamgirls, Aida and The Wiz and graduated from the American Musical Dramatic Academy.

“I ...

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Steven Boyer on Admiring Ferris Bueller, Mugging for Martin Scorsese & Playing Hand to God's Twisted Teen

Steven Boyer on Admiring Ferris Bueller, Mugging for Martin Scorsese & Playing Hand to God's Twisted Teen

Age: 35

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Current Role: Religious teen Jason, whose foul-mouthed hand puppet, Tyrone, takes on a devilish life of its own in the Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God.

Stage & Screen Cred: Boyer has been with Hand to God since the play's first reading over four years ago. He made his Broadway debut in I'm ...

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Jessica Keenan Wynn on Her Beautiful Debut, Golden Girls Cameo & Playing a 'Terrible Person' in Heathers

Jessica Keenan Wynn on Her Beautiful Debut, Golden Girls Cameo & Playing a 'Terrible Person' in Heathers

Age: 28

Hometown: Valley Village, CA, “which is essentially Studio City. I am a Valley Girl.”

Current Role: A Broadway debut in Beautiful as Cynthia Weil, the whip-smart, wisecracking lyricist who befriends Carole King while penning pop classics such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”

Stage Cred: Wynn jumped from the national tour of Les Miserables to lead ...

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The Heidi Chronicles Star Ali Ahn on Teaching Herself Gymnastics, Geeking Out & Keeping Her Day Job

The Heidi Chronicles Star Ali Ahn on Teaching Herself Gymnastics, Geeking Out & Keeping Her Day Job

Age: “Barely legal.”

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Current Role: A vibrant Broadway debut as Susan Johnston, the outspoken best friend of Heidi Holland (played by Elisabeth Moss) in the new revival of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles.

Stage & Screen Cred: Ahn has appeared off-Broadway in Sugar House and Twelfth Night and on screen in Liberal Arts, Blue Bloods, White ...

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Kyle Taylor Parker's Road to Broadway, From Selling In the Heights Merch to Headlining Kinky Boots

Kyle Taylor Parker's Road to Broadway, From Selling In the Heights Merch to Headlining Kinky Boots

Age: 25

Hometown: “Wisconsin, by way of the world.”

Current Role: A three-month stint in Broadway's Kinky Boots, filling in for Billy Porter as the fierce and fabulous Lola, an outspoken drag performer who becomes a specialty boot designer.

Stage & Screen Cred: After appearing in the national tour of In the Heights, Parker made his Broadway debut as ...

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John & Jen Star Conor Ryan on Rocking Out to The Wild Party, Texting Kate Baldwin & Crashing on Couches

John & Jen Star Conor Ryan on Rocking Out to The Wild Party, Texting Kate Baldwin & Crashing on Couches

Age: 23

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (“By way of Northern California, Rhode Island and Colorado.”)

Current Role: The dual roles of Jen’s younger brother John, who joins the Navy to fight in Vietnam, and Jen’s son—named after her brother John—in the new off-Broadway revival of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald's musical John & Jen.

Stage Cred: After graduating from ...

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Nicolette Robinson on Her TV Affair, Hamilton Husband & Saving the Day in Brooklynite

Nicolette Robinson on Her TV Affair, Hamilton Husband & Saving the Day in Brooklynite

Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Current Role: Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero who secretly longs to be normal, in the new off-Broadway musical Brooklynite.

Stage & Screen Cred: After graduating from UCLA, Robinson appeared in Billy Porter's 2008 production of Once On This Island and early workshops of Brooklynite. She plays Jane, the best friend of Alison (Ruth Wilson) in  ...

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