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Celebrities on the Broadway Stage

Last updated Sept. 8, 2023 by Staff
Illustration of Broadway stage with actors and actresses on stage.
Illustration: Jillian Goeler

For decades, Broadway has welcomed film and TV's biggest stars as they headed to New York City for the chance to share in the intimate experience of performing in front of a live audience. The 2023 Broadway season is no exception.

Here are some of the celebrities who are spending time on the Broadway boards in 2023.

What You'll Learn About

Josh Groban in Sweeney Todd

Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist Josh Groban takes on the titular Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd, a role for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won two Audience Choice Awards. Among those joining him onstage are Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford, seen most recently on CBS’ B Positive, as Mrs. Lovett and Stranger Things favorite Gaten Matarazzo as Tobias.

Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban in Sweeney Todd (Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Eric McCormack in The Cottage

Will & Grace favorite Eric McCormack leads Sandy Rustin's ridiculous, and potentially murderous, romantic comedy. Directed by Jason Alexander, the starry cast also features stage and screen favorites Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper, Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi and Dana Steingold

Eric McCormack smokes in a bathrobe
Eric McCormack in The Cottage
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Leslie Odom Jr. in Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch

Hamilton Tony winner and screen favorite Leslie Odom Jr. stars in the first Broadway revival of Ossie Davis' 1961 play. Directed by Kenny Leon, Purlie Victorious focuses on the traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save the community's church and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on an oppressive plantation. 

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells in Gutenberg! The Musical

Original The Book of Mormon stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells reunite in this hilarious new musical about an unintentionally hilarious new musical! The stage and screen faves star as Bud and Doug, two pals looking to mount a musical about inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg. Performances begin on September 15th at the James Earl Jones Theatre. 

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells hugging and smiling
Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells
(Photo: Mandee Johnson)

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez in Merrily We Roll Along

As stars of both stage and screen, fans best know Daniel Radcliffe for originating the role of Harry Potter on film, while Jonathan Groff is a fan favorite going back to his Spring Awakening days. They're joined by B'way fave Lindsay Mendez and together bring Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's inventive cult-classic Merrily We Roll Along back to Broadway. Performances begin September 19th at the beautiful Hudson Theatre.

Lindsay Mendez, Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe in the off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Melissa Etheridge in My Window on Broadway

Best known for her instant classics including “Come To My Window” and “I Want to Come Over,” Grammy and Academy Award winner Melissa Etheridge returns to Broadway to share her songs and story in an intimate solo performance. Performances begin in September.

Melissa Etheridge in My Window
(Photo: Jenny Anderson)

Danny DeVito in I Need That

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia favorite and screen veteran Danny DeVito stars alongside his daughter Lucy in Theresa Rebeck's new comedy about a man who is forced to reckon with the difference between trash and treasure.

Jeremy Strong in An Enemy of the People

Winner of a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his role as Kendall Roy in the TV series Succession, Jeremy Strong stars in the 2024 Broadway production of An Enemy of the People.

Jeremy Strong in An Enemy of the People (Photo courtesy of Polk and Co)


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