Defying Normality – Stars Traveling From Broadway to the Silver Screen [PHOTOS]
Ryan Murphy’s newest creation has officially cemented a big Broadway trend!
“The New Normal” is soon set to premiere on NBC with an immensely eclectic cast – a real-housewife, a child star, a “Hangover” heartthrob and a Broadway veteran. Making the transition from the Broadway stage in the hugely popular musical “The Book of Mormon,” Andrew Rannells, star of “The New Normal” is following a group of actors and actresses that have already made a huge impact both on and off the stage. Here are the 5 Broadway actresses we love who have hit it big on television!
Megan Hilty – Megan has absolutely floored us with her epic portrayal of Ivy (and Marylyn Monroe) on the NBC series “Smash!” Her voice, charisma and charm have carried over from “Wicked” and are sure to send her career far above the rainbow!
Lea Michele – Lea started her career at the age of 9 in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables!” She continued her dominance over the stage originating a role in “Spring Awakening” and then of course capturing high school hearts on “Glee” as the preppy girl with the big voice, Rachel Berry.
Idina Menzel – The Tony award winning actress is most well known for her roles in “Rent” and of course “Wicked!” The long time Broadway veteran hit the silver screen as the hot teacher in “Glee.” Defying the stigma of simply guest-starring on the popular series, the actress was recently Emmy nominated for the role!
Sutton Foster - Far from the swamp lands, Sutton has hit it big with her new ABC Family series “Bunheads.” Coming off an extended run as Princess Fiona in “Shrek the Musical,” Sutton has switched ogres for ballerinas in the very addictive dramatic comedy!
Kristin Chenoweth – This epic ball of high-pitched energy has both a Tony and an Emmy for her respected roles on stage and on television! Climbing to fame as Glinda in “Wicked,” Chenoweth has had two sitcoms including “Pushing Daisies,” and the hilarious “GCB” which just recently got cancelled. Although the star has yet to make it to season 2, her vibrancy, spunk, and extreme talent will not go unnoticed in the industry.