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Mamma Mia! Star Elena Ricardo on Her Fosse Family, Super-Strong Arms & Broadway Dream Man

Mamma Mia! Star Elena Ricardo on Her Fosse Family, Super-Strong Arms & Broadway Dream Man

Age: 24

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current Role: Lovely bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan in the long-running musical hit Mamma Mia!, after stints in the ensemble on Broadway and in the show’s national tour.

Stage & Screen Cred: A former competitive gymnast, Ricardo left Emerson College to appear in the original Atlanta staging of Bring It On and starred in regional productions of ...

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Matt Harrington on His Stint as an Amateur Computer Hacker, His Favorite Alien & Terrifying Tots in Matilda

Matt Harrington on His Stint as an Amateur Computer Hacker, His Favorite Alien & Terrifying Tots in Matilda

Age: 32

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Current Role: Mr. Wormwood, the loudmouthed, TV-obsessed dad audiences love to hate in Matilda on Broadway.

Stage & Screen Cred: After making his Broadway debut as an understudy in Harvey, Harrington appeared in the acclaimed productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night in the West End and on Broadway. His small screen credits include The ...

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Paige Faure on Stepping Into Cinderella's Glass Slippers, Her Les Miz Love & Being a Dance Moms Kid

Paige Faure on Stepping Into Cinderella's Glass Slippers, Her Les Miz Love & Being a Dance Moms Kid

Age: 27

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current Role: After a stint in the Cinderella ensemble, Faure is now donning the glass slippers as Broadway's Ella—she’ll continue the role in the production’s first national tour beginning this October. She also plays mom to 17-month-old Hank.

Stage & Screen Cred: Faure made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of How ...

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Jessie Fisher on Her Chemistry Geek Past, Her New Bling & Going From Standby to Star in Once

Jessie Fisher on Her Chemistry Geek Past, Her New Bling & Going From Standby to Star in Once

Age: 32

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current Role: After making her Broadway debut as a standby, Fisher officially took over the role of piano-playing Czech immigrant Girl in Once full-time beginning June 17.

Stage & Screen Cred: A Jeff Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the Hypocrites production of Cabaret; The Pride and Of Mice and Men at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; TV ...

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Carrie St. Louis on Her Transformation From Opera Singer to Belting ‘80s Babe in Rock of Ages

Carrie St. Louis on Her Transformation From Opera Singer to Belting ‘80s Babe in Rock of Ages

Age: 24

Hometown: Palm Desert, CA

Current Role: A Broadway debut as small-town girl Sherrie Christian, who takes a midnight train to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress in Rock of Ages.

Stage & Screen Cred: Before originating the role of Sherrie in the Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages, St. Louis appeared in regional productions ...

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Holler Star Saul Williams on Inspiration, Exploitation & Why Hip Hop Is Perfect for Broadway

Holler Star Saul Williams on Inspiration, Exploitation & Why Hip Hop Is Perfect for Broadway

Age: “I was born on February 29, 1972, which makes me 10 years old.”

Hometown: Newburgh, NY

Current Role: John, an ex-con facing an uncertain future in his old neighborhood in the non-biographical Tupac Shakur-inspired musical Holler If Ya Hear Me.

Stage & Screen Cred: After earning an MFA from NYU’s Tisch grad acting program, Williams became known for his ...

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When We Were Young and Unafraid's Morgan Saylor on Homeland Hate & Being a Brooklyn Lifer

When We Were Young and Unafraid's Morgan Saylor on Homeland Hate & Being a Brooklyn Lifer

Age: 19

Hometown: Born in Chicago; raised in Decatur, GA

Current Role: A professional stage debut as Penny, who helps her mother (Cherry Jones) shelter women in distress at a remote bed-and-breakfast, in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid.

Screen Cred: Saylor nailed the role of Dana Brody, the scowling ...

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Here Lies Love's Conrad Ricamora on Teen Angst, Wacky Audiences & Why He Wants to Play a Villain Next

Here Lies Love's Conrad Ricamora on Teen Angst, Wacky Audiences & Why He Wants to Play a Villain Next

Age: “However old you need me to be.”

Hometown: “I have a lot of hometowns, but I was born in Santa Maria, CA.”

Current Role: Ninoy Aquino, the real-life opposition leader of the Philippines (and First Lady Imelda Marcos’ ex-boyfriend) who puts his life on the line to fight for his country in Here Lies Love.

Stage and Screen Cred ...

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The City of Conversation Standout Michael Simpson on Fooling the Audience & Why Theater Is Like Football

The City of Conversation Standout Michael Simpson on Fooling the Audience & Why Theater Is Like Football

Age: 33

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Current Roles: A doubly impressive New York stage debut in The City of Conversation as Colin Ferris, a young man whose politics don’t jibe with those of his Washington power broker mom, and (after intermission) Colin’s grown son, Ethan.

Stage Cred: After graduating from Juilliard, Simpson dealt with a decade of “personal and ...

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Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on His Hungry Past, True Blood Fans & Mooning James Franco

Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on His Hungry Past, True Blood Fans & Mooning James Franco

Age: 33

Hometown: Allen, TX

Current Role: A superb Broadway debut as Slim, a stoic and respected mule driver who earns the trust of George (played by James Franco) in Of Mice and Men.

Stage & Screen Cred: After four years as Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, Parrack starred in the film As I Lay Dying, directed by James ...

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