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Celebrities on the Broadway Stage

Last updated May 21, 2024 by Broadway.com 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. This Broadway season is no exception.

Here are some of the celebrities who are spending time on the Broadway boards this season.

What You'll Learn About

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. 

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

Sarah Paulson in Appropriate

Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sarah Paulson leads the cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkin's darkly comic family drama, which tells the story of the Lafayette family as they return to their patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate.

Sarah Paulson and Elle Fanning in Appropriate
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
 

Ani DiFranco in Hadestown

Grammy Award winner and indie music icon Ani DiFranco makes her Broadway debut as Persephone in Anaïs Mitchell's Tony-winning musical following originating the part on Hadestown's 2010 concept album.

Ani DiFranco in Hadestown
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli and Victoria Pedretti 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. He's joined The Sopranos and The White Lotus star Michael Imperioli and The Haunting of Hill House and You star Victoria Pedretti.

Michael Imperioli and Jeremy Strong
(Photo: Emilio Madrid)

Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret

The Kit Kat Club reopens its doors on Broadway starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee. The electrifying new production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical also features stage and screen favorite Bebe Neuwirth as Fraulein Schneider and Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles.

 

The Emcee beckons
Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee in Cabaret
(Photo: Mason Poole)

Steve Carell in Uncle Vanya

The Office and overall screen favorite Steve Carell makes his Broadway debut as the title character in Heidi Schreck's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic, leading a starry cast that also includes Alfred Molina, William Jackson Harper, Anika Noni Rose and more.

 


Rachel McAdams in Mary Jane

Best known for beloved roles in The Notebook, Mean Girls and more, Rachel McAdams makes her Broadway debut in Amy Herzog's new play about a single mother who, when faced with a slew of challenges in raising her chronically ill young son, relies on optimism, humor and the wisdom of women around her to tackle each new day. 

Rachel McAdams in Mary Jane
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Jessica Lange and Jim Parsons in Mother Play

Tony winner and screen favorite Jessica Lange and Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons are joined by Celia Keenan-Bolger in Paula Vogel’s bitingly funny and unflichingly honest new play that reveals the timeless truths of love, family and forgiveness.
Jim Parsons, Jessica Lange and Celia Keenan-Bolger in Mother Play
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Patti Lupone and Mia Farrow in The Roommate

Previews begin August 29, 2024; Opens September 12, 2024

Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow return to Broadway in Jen Silverman's witty and profound comedy about two women from vastly different backgrounds navigating the complexities of identity, morality, and the promise of reinvention.

Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone side hug and smile
Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone
(Photo: Brigitte Lacombe)
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