10 Featured Actresses Who Stopped Their Musicals This Season
June 3rd, 2016
by Josh Ferri
This year was a great year to be a featured actress in a musical—the five who snagged Tony nominations would all be winners in another season, and some who weren’t even nominated would have been winners in another season. The 10 ladies spotlighted below (in order of show opening) all stopped their respective musicals when they took center stage to sing these numbers.
Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Satisfied”, Hamilton
Lesli Margherita, “That Mister Man of Mine”, Dames at Sea
Danielle Brooks, “Hell No!”, The Color Purple
Jennifer Simard “Never Can Say Goodbye”, Disaster!
Jane Krakowski, “Trip to the Library”, She Loves Me
Hannah Elless, “Asheville”, Bright Star
Helene Yorke (& Morgan Weed), “You Are What You Wear”, American Psycho
Keala Settle, “I Didn’t Plan It”, Waitress
Adrienne Warren, "I'm Simply Full of Jazz" and “I'm Cravin' That Kind of Love”, Shuffle Along
Photo by Julieta Cervantes