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Top 5 Tony Winners on Broadway Right Now

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|by Marshall W. Mabry IV |

Catch these Tony winners before they leave Broadway

This Broadway season is chock-full of Tony-winning talent gracing revivals and new productions alike. Naturally, their Tony-winning status means that these stars are in high demand, so seeing them on Broadway before they begin their next engagement is imperative. Here are five Tony-winning actors who should be at the top of your “Must-See” list this season.

Two-time Tony Winner Bette Middler currently stars in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

Two-time Tony Winner Bette Middler currently stars in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

James Monroe Iglehart, Hamilton: An American Musical
Currently starring as everyone’s favorite fightin’ Frenchman in Hamilton: An American Musical, we have James Monroe Iglehart. He plays Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson at the Richard Rogers Theatre eight times a week. He won a Tony for his one-of-a-kind performance as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. Iglehart brought a distinctive style and swagger to Genie, and he’s doing the same as Lafayette/Jefferson.

Jessie Mueller, Carousel
With three Tony nominations and one win, Jessie Mueller is a certified star. She’s been nominated for a Tony every other year since 2012, and that’s because she’s one of the best actors on Broadway. Even if you took away her ability to sing everything from classic Rodgers and Hammerstein to Carole King’s powerhouse hits, she’d still be one of the best actors in the game. She won her Tony in 2014 for her whirlwind performance as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and is now playing Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (a performance for which she was also Tony-nominated).

Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
On top of her legendary acting career, Bette Midler had an interesting road to her two Tonys. In 1974, she received a special award at the Tonys apart from the Best Actress/Supporting Actress categories. Then in 2017, she won for her turn as Dolly Levi in the revival production of Hello, Dolly! in the Best Actress in a Musical Category. She left Hello, Dolly! in early 2018, but now she’s back in her Sunday clothes, so catch her on Broadway before the parade passes by!

LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
This Disco Queen has been working on Broadway for decades! From Once on This Island to The Color Purple, “She works hard for the money!” She won her Tony in 2005 for playing Celie in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple. Now she’s playing Diva Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – a role for which she was nominated for yet another Tony – and is bringing you that “hot stuff” eight times a week.

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Norbert Leo Butz has Broadway credits for days. His resume includes Rent, Wicked, Big Fish, Cabaret and many more, and now he’s back on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady. He won his two Tonys in Catch Me If You Can and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and “with a bit of little luck” you can see him in the current revival production of My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

These are just a few Tony-winning stars on Broadway this season, and with a new lineup of shows coming this fall, be on the lookout for more star-studded updates here at ShowTickets. In the meantime, check out our list of Top Shows for July 2018.

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