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Top 10 Stars to See at BroadwayCon 2018

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|by Amy Sapp |


The best of Broadway lights up BroadwayCon 2018

BroadwayCon 2018 features top Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo: Getty/Cindy Ord)

BroadwayCon 2018 features top Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo: Getty/Cindy Ord)

Want to meet Broadway stars? Make a date with BroadwayCon 2018 (Jan. 26-28), which is featuring a phenomenal lineup of stars of the stage. Check it out:

Lin-Manuel Miranda
He wrote Hamilton. He crafted In the Heights. He joined Disney’s musical lexicon through Moana and Star Wars. His name is Lin-Manuel Miranda, and he is a legend in his own right. Miranda will be making an appearance at BroadwayCon 2018 to usher in the first reunion of several members of the original Broadway company of In the Heights on Friday at 5pm.

Laura Benanti
She’s a modern day legend of stage and screen: Laura Benanti. Her Broadway credits include last year’s revival of She Loves Me and the now-playing Meteor Shower with Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key; on screen, you may recognize her from Stephen Colbert’s iconic political skits or her current role in Supergirl on CW.

Ariana DeBose
Last seen on Broadway as the leading lady of A Bronx Tale, Ariana DeBose has become a household name for lovers of the stage. Her credits include the original “bullet” in Hamilton as well as the latest revival of Pippin. DeBose’s next jaunt, however, should not be missed; she will helm the cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical as Disco Donna herself. Before the musical opens in New York at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, catch DeBose at BroadwayCon.

Tim Federle
Author, screenwriter, librettist and social media icon Tim Federle will make an appearance this year during the weekend of theatrical celebration. On Sunday at 10am, Federle joins fellow best-selling author Jennifer Ashley Tepper (Feinstein’s/54 Below) to sign books and snap a few selfies for Instagram. Don’t miss the chance to meet this Golden Globe nominee who most recently wrote the screenplay for the joyous animated film, Ferdinand.

Noah Galvin
All we see is Noah Galvin! The new leading man of Dear Evan Hansen will make an appearance this year at BroadwayCon. After last year’s spectacular MainStage panel of the entire cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, we expect to hear Noah Galvin give his own, newfound take on the title character, Evan Hansen, as he joins the musical’s book writer, Steven Levenson, to explore the musical in depth on Saturday morning at 11am.

LaChanze
Once on This Island’s original Ti Moun, LaChanze, returns to BroadwayCon this year to sign autographs, take photographs and inspire a new generation of performers. The legendary actress has become a staple on Broadway, crafting roles like Kate in If/Then and the breathtaking Celie of The Color Purple.

Telly Leung
After memorable performances in Allegiance and In Transit, Telly Leung has entered a whole new world as the leading man of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway — and he’s taking to BroadwayCon to talk all about his latest adventures in Agrabah. Catch this seasoned man of the stage on Saturday of the conference at 10am as he joins actors like Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera) and Shoba Narayan (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) for an enlightening discussion on “the strides and setbacks of being Asian and on Broadway” called “Fan Tan Tastic: Asian American Representation.”

Lesli Margherita
Last year, we listed Lesli Margherita’s Variety Hour as one of our top moments of BroadwayCon 2017; we can safely guess that this year will be no different as the funny woman herself, Lesli Margherita, assumes her reigns as the comedic queen of BroadwayCon. One panel not to miss is Sunday’s early-bird 10am MainStage session, “Sunday Morning Church with Auntie Lesli.”

Laura Osnes
A lovely night, a finer night you know you’ll never see! Broadway’s resident princess, Laura Osnes, takes to BroadwayCon this year in anticipation of her next installment of the Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein’s/54 Below. This year, the leading lady, known for her work in Bandstand, Cinderella, and Grease on Broadway, returns in what is expected to be another fairytale of an appearance — pixie dust and all.

Anthony Rapp
Last but certainly not least is one of the brains behind BroadwayCon, Anthony Rapp. Best known for his creation of Mark Cohen in the classic 1990s musical, Rent, Rapp leads BroadwayCon as Co-Creator alongside Mischief Management. This year, catch Rapp meandering throughout the conference, signing autographs, or teaching an intensive song interpretation workshop for a few lucky individuals.

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