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Actors who went from Broadway to Hollywood

Broadway, New York – the way to stardom for many popular actors, who decided to exchange the theatre stage for Hollywood’s glamour or musical career. Let’s see who some of them are.

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Ariana Grande - before and now
Ariana Grande – then and now

Ariana Grande

Mrs. Grande’s career started on Broadway in New York. She was playing in musicals before she released her popular albums and turned from an actress to a famous singer.

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane

He is an actor with a long career in the theater. Nathan Lane has won Tony Awards and played in off-Broadway plates that helped him land a role in his first Broadway show in New York. The show is named “Present Laughs” and then the actor was playing in other shows like “Guys and Dolls” and “Laughter on 23rd Floor.” Then, he continued his career as an actor on screen.

Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Julliard grad Christine Baranski is a popular actress, who rose to fame with her film and TV projects like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Mamma Mia!”. She has started her career by playing in Broadway musicals in New York. Her debut was in “Hide and Seek” in 1980.

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison

He started his acting career on Broadway in New York. He started in “Footloose” and then received a chance to play in “Hairspray”, which was his big breakthrough. Now he plays on the screen in “Glee”.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

This actress is a Broadway child star that has grown on stage. Her first acting role was in the musical “Les Miserables” when she was only 8 years old. She has also played in the Tony-winning musical called “Spring Awakening”. Later on, she made a slight career change by moving to Hollywood and receiving a role in “Glee”.

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

This Broadway actor played in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent”. But he decided to change the Broadway stage in New York with Holywood by playing in the soap opera “Guiding Light” and later on made his film debut with the movie “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.”

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

She starred in “Steel Pier” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, a musical that helped her win a best-featured actress in a musical Tony Award. She has also played in other Broadway hit shows like “Wicked”. After Broadway, she started playing in TV shows like “Hairspray Live!”, “Glee”, and “American Gods”. She is a successful actress both on Broadway and on screen.

All of them are megastars today. We’re sure that they followed our The Actor’s Guide. You can check our other articles on Art therapy: top theatre shows and Best FiveTheaters in New York