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10 Stage Veterans Returning to Broadway in 2020

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|by Amy Sapp |

We're ready to welcome these stars back to the Great White Way

Make no mistake: The 2020 Broadway stage is stacked with a slew of newcomers worthy of thunderous applause in shows like Wicked, Mean Girls and more. There are, however, a set of theatrical veterans returning to the Great White Way whom you may recognize in name alone. Below, read through 10 performers coming home to Broadway in 2020, in new plays, musicals and revivals alike.

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Patti LuPone will star in ‘Company’ on Broadway this season (Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)

Patti LuPone will star in ‘Company’ on Broadway this season (Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)

Patti LuPone
The legendary Patti LuPone returns to the stage in the highly anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company in the role of Joanne. LuPone’s name has become synonymous with theater, completing Tony Award-winning turns in the likes of Evita and Gypsy. With a repertoire spanning multiple decades and gaining her two Grammy Awards and two Olivier Awards, LuPone’s glorious return in another Sondheim show should not be missed.

Michael Urie
Grand Horizons
Known globally for his masterful work in television’s Ugly Betty, Michael Urie has a long tenure of Broadway shows. From Angels in America to Torch Song and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Urie’s dynamic performance abilities are clear. Be it a straight drama, outrageous comedy or classic musical theater, Urie can tackle it. We’ll be in the front row to see him in Grand Horizons by playwright Bess Wohl at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

Marc Kudisch
Girl From The North Company
If you have seen a show on Broadway in the past 30 years, chances are that you’ve witnessed Marc Kudisch onstage. He’s been nominated for several Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards for his portrayals in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and 9 to 5. He was last seen on Broadway this past November in The Great Society.

Jessie Mueller
The Minutes
Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller sets her sights on the Cort Theatre in 2020 as she stars in Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Minutes, a play written by Tracey Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. You may recognize Muller for her award-winning run as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and her most recent turn as Julie Jordan in the Carousel revival.

Peter Bartlett
Mrs. Doubtfire
Peter Bartlett made his splash into the entertainment industry with his lengthy role in One Life to Live, from 1991 to 2012. Most recently onstage, he could be seen as the Head Waiter in the 2016 revival of She Loves Me. Other stage credits have included turns in Something Rotten!, The Drowsy Chaperone and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Laurie Metcalf
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
All hail Laurie Metcalf! She’s been a stage staple since the late 1970s, and 2020 will mark her fifth consecutive season starring on Broadway. You’ve seen her shine in shows like Hillary and Clinton, A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Three Tall Women. This year, you can catch her in Edward Albee’s beloved drama, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
Plaza Suite
Married pair Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will star in the two-person revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite. Broderick won Tony Awards for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Brighton Beach Memoirs, though he is also well known for his turn as Leo Bloom in both the stage and film versions of The Producers. Sarah Jessica Parker, an Emmy Award-winning force of the screen from work like Sex and the City, has also starred in Broadway shows including Annie and Once Upon a Mattress. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch these two master craftspeople of theater perform together onstage, for a limited time through July 2020.

Darren Criss
American Buffalo
Darren Criss’ breakout television role as Blaine in Glee has led to an impressive resume in both television and stage work. He’s won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his portrayal in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, but you may also recognize him from such Broadway musicals as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Take Me Out
Best recognized for his portrayal of Mitchell Pritchett in television’s Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson entered the theatrical lexicon with his standout work in the Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Since then, he’s appeared in numerous shows, from The Producers and Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl to starring in Fully Committed on Broadway in 2016.

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