Cynthia Nixon has had some career. She’s an Oscar away from EGOTing and she’s returning to Broadway this fall in Roundabout Theatre Company’s starry revival of The Real Thing. Nixon made history in 1984 when she appeared in the original Broadway production of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning Best Play while at the exact same time appearing in David Rabe’s Hurlyburly. #TrueStory. But let’s be real: for millions of fans, this Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner will always be Miranda Hobbes from the iconic and beloved TV series Sex and the City.
To celebrate Nixon’s return to the Broadway stage, we’re opening the SATC floodgates. Below, we spotlight 15 famous Broadway faces who made brief stints on the series as playthings to Miranda, Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte.
Blair Underwood (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Underwood had a major arc as handsome Dr. Robert Leeds, the man who told Miranda he loved her on a cookie...
Dominic Fumusa (Stage Kiss, Take Me Out, Wait Until Dark)
This 'Nurse Jackie' star had a one-off cameo as the guy who turned into a major a-hole once he was dumped.
Josh Hamilton (Reasons to Be Happy, The Coast of Utopia, Dead Accounts)
Sweet Josh Hamilton appeared on 'Sex and the City' as George, Miranda’s colleague from Chicago who got her all hung up on phone sex.
John Slattery (Rabbit Hole—with Nixon no less—& Betrayal)
Slattery is most famous for his role on 'Mad Men' (obviously), but before that, he was a politician looking to get a little wet with Carrie Bradshaw on 'Sex and the City.'
Bradley Cooper (The Elephant Man, Three Days of Rain)
Remember when Carrie was Single and Fabulous? (Yes, question mark not exclamation point) and she nearly hooked up with a longhaired, fellow smoker Bradley Cooper? We sure do.
Craig Bierko (The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Thou Shalt Not)
This Tony nominee appeared as the jazz musician who wanted to play Carrie and had a major case of adult ADHD.
Patrick Breen (Next Fall, The Normal Heart, Big River)
Dr. Bradley Meego was good on paper and a perfect Hamptons fling, but he couldn’t compete with Mr. Big.
Bobby Cannavale (Glengarry Glen Ross, The Big Knife, The Motherf*cker with the Hat, Mauritius)
This two-time Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee has come a long way from being known as the funky spunk guy from 'Sex and the City.'
Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, The Wild Party, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Broadway’s Marc Kudisch played a guy so into kink, he had "the world’s smallest, cedar-lined den of iniquity" in his NYC apartment. And that was really nothing compared to how he was tied up in '9 to 5.'
Chris Sieber (Matilda, Shrek, Pippin, Spamalot)
Two-time Tony nominee Chris Sieber was sexy masseur Kevin, the guy giving out happy endings to everyone at the spa but Samantha.
John Dossett (Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Gypsy)
This 'Newsies' bad guy gave a winning performance as Don, Samantha’s sports-obsessed guy who could only score if his team won the game.
Robert Montano (On the Town, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cats)
The musical theater veteran played “we” William, the Latin lover who conned Samantha with promises of the future.
Robert LuPone (A Chorus Line, MCC Theater, True West)
The MCC Theater artistic director, who starred as Zach in the original Broadway production of 'A Chorus Line,' had a memorable appearance as Samantha’s “over-the-hill loser” neighbor whom she sleeps with after convincing herself she was going through menopause.
David Pittu (Is He Dead, Lovemusik, What’s That Smell, Once in a Lifetime)
Pittu played clueless Yente #2’s gay son Jonathan, a bad synagogue set-up for Charlotte as she tried to forget about Harry.
Kurt Deutsch (Broadway Bound, A Few Good Men)
The Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records founder appeared on 'Sex and the City' as a widower who picked up women at his dead wife’s grave. #Romantic.
Dan Futterman (Angels in America, Further Than the Furthest Thing, A Fair Country)
Futterman was the dog’s tuxedo as dessert chef Stephan, the gay- straight man (“a new strain of heterosexual male spawned in Manhattan as the result of overexposure to fashion, exotic cuisine, musical theater and antique furniture.”) that Charlotte was seeing.
See Sex and the City Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon back on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's The Real Thing at American Airlines Theatre beginning October 2.