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King Charles III's Lydia Wilson on Covering Herself in Face Paint, Pinterest Passion & the 'Fancy Stuff' Needed to Play a Royal

King Charles III's Lydia Wilson on Covering Herself in Face Paint, Pinterest Passion & the 'Fancy Stuff' Needed to Play a Royal

Age: 31

Hometown: London, England

Current Role: A double-take-inducing performance as Kate (a.k.a. the Duchess of Cambridge) in the Broadway transfer of the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III, which imagines a world in which Queen Elizabeth II is dead and the royal family is in a state of turmoil.

Stage and Screen Cred: Wilson has many stage credits across the ...

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On Your Feet Star Ana Villafane on Her Dream Diva Roles, Fake Equestrian Skills & Never Going Barefoot

On Your Feet Star Ana Villafane on Her Dream Diva Roles, Fake Equestrian Skills & Never Going Barefoot

Age: 26

Hometown: Miami, FL

Current Role: A star-making performance singing such iconic songs as "Conga," "The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "1-2-3" as Grammy-winning sensation Gloria Estefan in Broadway's On Your Feet, which charts the rise of Estefan and her husband Emilio.

Stage and Screen Cred: A Broadway newbie, Villafañe racked up a number of stage and screen ...

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Dames at Sea Star Eloise Kropp on Her Old-School Inspiration and Whiskey & French Fries Obsession

Dames at Sea Star Eloise Kropp on Her Old-School Inspiration and Whiskey & French Fries Obsession

Age: 23

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Current Role: A tap-happy performance as Ruby, a fresh-off-the-bus Broadway wannabe who becomes a bona fide star, in Dames at Sea.

Stage Cred: A fairly recent New York transplant, Kropp has already made her Broadway debut in the recent revival of On the Town as well as racked up credits in Little Me and Most ...

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New Curious Incident Star Tyler Lea on His Plant Obsession and the Book Alex Sharp Gave Him

New Curious Incident Star Tyler Lea on His Plant Obsession and the Book Alex Sharp Gave Him

Age: 27

Hometown: Pinehurst, NC

Current Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut in the Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old on the autism spectrum, who confronts harsh family realities.

Stage Cred: After graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Lea appeared off-Broadway in The Family Room at the ArcLight ...

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Wicked's Jonah Platt on Show Tunes in the Car, Advice from His Pitch Perfect Brother & Loving Fiyero

Wicked's Jonah Platt on Show Tunes in the Car, Advice from His Pitch Perfect Brother & Loving Fiyero

Age: 28

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Current Role: A Broadway debut in the megahit musical Wicked as Fiyero, the carefree prince who is transformed by his relationship with Elphaba.

Stage and Screen Cred: After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Platt worked as a writers assistant on TV comedies such as Parks and Recreation and Family Guy. He shifted his ...

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Les Miserables Newbie Alex Finke on How Alfie Boe Makes Her Feel & the Challenges of Playing Cosette

Les Miserables Newbie Alex Finke on How Alfie Boe Makes Her Feel & the Challenges of Playing Cosette

Age: 25

Hometown: Centerville, OH

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Cosette, loyal adoptive daughter of Jean Valjean (Alfie Boe) and object of Marius’ affection, in Les Miserables.

Stage Cred: Since graduating from the University of Michigan’s musical theater program, Finke has landed two juicy ingenue roles: Hope Harcourt in the national tour of Anything Goes and now lovestruck Cosette ...

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Austin McKenzie on His Craiglist Roommates, Why He Pretends to Smoke & Making His Broadway Debut in Spring Awakening

Austin McKenzie on His Craiglist Roommates, Why He Pretends to Smoke & Making His Broadway Debut in Spring Awakening

Age: 22

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Current Role: A powerful Broadway debut as the charming and thoughtful Melchior in Deaf West Theatre's revival of Spring Awakening, in which he is utlizing American Sign Language, which he studied at Columbia College Chicago with the aim of being an interpreter.

Stage Cred: McKenzie sent a video to Deaf West for a job as ...

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L. Steven Taylor on Strong Roots, the Business of His Name and Ruling Broadway in The Lion King

L. Steven Taylor on Strong Roots, the Business of His Name and Ruling Broadway in The Lion King

Age: 36

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Current Role: Mufasa, king of the Pride Lands and father of Simba, in the Broadway blockbuster musical The Lion King.

Stage and Screen Cred: Taylor made his Broadway debut in The Lion King in 2006. His film and TV credits include The Electric Company, Last of the Ninth, Made For Each Other and Game Over ...

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Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton

Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton

Age: 26

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Current Role(s): A dual Broadway debut in Hamilton as Peggy, the youngest of the beguiling Schuyler sisters, and Maria Reynolds, whose affair with the title character [Lin-Manuel Miranda] nearly derails his political career.

Stage and Screen Cred: After graduating from LaGuardia High School and the Neighborhood Playhouse, Jones joined her father, Broadway vet Ron ...

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Chris Myers on a King Lear Crash Course, Retail Hell & Being Behind Bars in Whorl Inside a Loop

Chris Myers on a King Lear Crash Course, Retail Hell & Being Behind Bars in Whorl Inside a Loop

Age: 27

Hometown: New York City

Current Role: Playing convicted felon Jeffrey, who is more vulnerable and shy than his fellow inmates, as well as a lisping female minister, a five-year-old boy and a certain crisply coiffed presidential candidate in Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott’s prison-set drama Whorl Inside a Loop.

Stage Cred: Myers won an Obie Award for ...

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