10 Ladies Who Sing Their Faces Off on Broadway Right Now
June 22nd, 2017
by Josh Ferri
If you’re like us and you love to go to a show and have your face melted by some insane singing, here are 10 ladies you have to hear live.
Patti LuPone, War Paint
The Queen has never sounded better…ever. It’s absolutely remarkable what she is doing onstage at the Nederlander. There's only one Patti LuPone.
Donna Murphy, Hello, Dolly!
Tuesday nights are lit AF 🔥 🔥 over at the Shubert Theatre because Donna is Dolly, and she is opting up every single opportunity she has. The vocals are unreal and absolutely effortless.
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
You will wonder how someone so tiny can produce such incredible sound. In a Broadway debut for the ages, Eva sings like it’s the last night of the world and the chopper is leaving Saigon….which I guess for her character Kim, it kind of is.
Mamie Parris, Cats
You might never hear “Memory” performed the way Mamie Parris sings it over at the Neil Simon Theatre. This Griz only needs one big breath to blow audiences away and make them forget every other version of this ALW standard.
Betsy Wolfe, Waitress
I can assure you, you have never heard the Waitress score like this. This Broadway belter makes you hear Sara Bareilles’ music completely anew. Her “What Baking Can Do” and “She Used to Be Mine” should be recorded for posterity.
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
This 2017 Tony nominee has a breakout moment in the ensemble piece when she steps forward to sing her solo “Me and the Sky”. Colella is always singing at 100, but here she absolutely soars. When she growls and gets gritty, it’s EVERYTHING.
Laura Osnes, Bandstand
Broadway fans fell in love with Osnes’ ingénue soprano, but in Bandstand this Tony nominee serves you something completely fresh and fierce. There’s a moment she’s belting upside down and you think, “What can’t she do?!” Also that “Welcome Home (Finale)”….Girl bye.
Mandy Gonzalez, Hamilton
The Beast is back and the vocals are ferocious! You will be much more than “Satisfied” with what she’s doing at the Richard Rodgers.
Ali Ewoldt , The Phantom of the Opera
It’s no wonder this Christine inspires the Phantom the way she does. Ali’s clear, strong voice is other worldly on this iconic score. Her “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” will have you slayed.
Grace McLean, Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812
There’s a moment in which this incredible performer is wailing as she runs down a flight of steps and you think, “I might die right now! This is what Broadway is about.” Listen for her in every number—you won’t be disappointed.