Celebrities On Broadway NYC in 2024: The Complete List

Broadway has always had a certain glamour to it that draws audiences from all over the world. From the elaborate costumes and sets to the stirring songs and performances, there’s nothing quite like the experience of seeing a Broadway show. And while the casts of these shows are always immensely talented, there’s something special about seeing a celebrity on stage.

Broadway has a long-standing history of attracting big-name celebrities to its stages. Some of the most famous singers, actors, and performers of our time have lent their talents to Broadway productions. From Hugh Jackman’s captivating performance as Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz” to Audrey Hepburn’s turn as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady,” countless examples of celebrities have made their mark on Broadway.

Today is no different, as audiences flock to productions featuring well-known names. Below are just a few examples of some of the celebrities currently appearing on Broadway stages!

My tip: This is my complete guide to Broadway shows in NYC.

Current Broadway Shows

#1 Annaleigh Ashford

Currently in “Sweeney Todd” on Broadway, Annaleigh Ashford is an American actress best known for her roles in “Masters of Sex” and “You Can’t Take It With You.” Her appearance in “Sweeney Todd” has been widely praised by critics and fans alike.

#2 Christian Borle

Broadway veteran Christian Borle is currently appearing in “Some Like It Hot” on Broadway. With credits including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Falsettos,” Borle is a beloved staple of the Broadway community.

#3 Daniel Radcliffe

Best known for his role as Harry Potter in the “Harry Potter” film series, Daniel Radcliffe is currently appearing in “Merrily We Roll Along” on Broadway. Fans and newcomers alike will not want to miss Radcliffe’s latest performance.

#4 Gaten Matarazzo

Known for his role as Dustin in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” Gaten Matarazzo is currently appearing in “Sweeney Todd” on Broadway. His appearance as a member of the ensemble cast has been praised as a highlight of the production.

#5 Jodie Comer

The Emmy-winning actress is currently starring in “Prima Facie” on Broadway. Known for her role in the hit TV series “Killing Eve,” Comer’s appearance in this production is sure to be a major draw for fans of hers and of the theater alike.

#6 Lea Michele

Known for her role in the hit TV series “Glee,” Lea Michele is currently appearing in “Funny Girl” on Broadway. With her incredible voice and energetic performances, Michele is sure to make this production a major success.

Upcoming Broadway Shows

Daniel Radcliffe

The Off-Broadway version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s “Merry We Roll Along”, starring Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Daniel Radcliffe, is coming to Broadway in September 2023. The narrative explores friendships tested in show business, employing a unique, reverse chronology and featuring Sondheim’s playful tunes.

Merrily We Roll Along takes us back to 1976, charting the challenging journey of songwriter and producer Franklin Shepard to success. The story spotlights his relationships with Charles Kringas and Mary Flynn, revealing the growing tensions as Franklin pursues fame and fortune.

Celebrity Appearances in Past Shows

Hugh Jackman

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman starred in the Broadway show “The Music Man” at the Winter Garden Theater until January 2023. The musical premiered in December 2021, and the 419 performances attracted over 600,000 visitors. He won the Tony Award® twice, in addition Hugh Jackman was awarded a Grammy Award® and an Emmy Award®.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker starred in the Broadway show “Plaza Suite”. The show played at the Hudson Theatre Broadway from until July 2022. Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for the series Sex and the City, of which there are two really cool movie tours. This is my review of the Sex and the City tour in NYC.

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick is a New York City born actor and director and played the male lead in “Plaza Suite” with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker. Previously, he starred in the Broadway musical The Producers (2005). He has already appeared in a musical in the past: in 1994 as well as in 2004 he was the voice of Simba in the movie “The Lion Kion”.

Audrey Hepburn

The famous actress had her first role on Broadway in 1951. She starred as the character “Gigi” in the musical of the same name. Three years later she appeared in the play “Ondine” by Mel Ferrer.

For her performance she received the Tony Award for Best Actress (another followed later). Other awards she won during her career were an Oscar, an Emmy and a Grammy. This makes her some of the few actors who received all four major awards.

What inevitably connects Audrey Hepburn with New York is the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Meanwhile, this café is actually back in the flagship store on 5th Avenue.

FAQ About Celebrity Appearances On Broadway Stages

Where do celebrities sit at Broadway shows?

Most celebrities typically sit in the orchestra section of the theater. They may also have a private box if they prefer.

Can you meet the actors after a Broadway show?

It’s possible to meet some of the actors after a show, but it is not guaranteed. You can try to get autographs or take pictures with them if you wait around for a bit after the show.

How long do celebrities stay on Broadway?

It depends on the production and the celebrity’s schedule, but most actors typically stay on Broadway for between 4-6 weeks.

What kind of roles do celebrities play on Broadway?

Celebrities can play a variety of roles in Broadway plays including leads, supporting characters, ensemble members, and more. It varies depending on the show and the actor’s abilities.

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