Broadway "One-timers": Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Abigail Breslin, Susan Sarandon (well, she did do a show that ran a week in 1972), Reba McIntyre, Geoffrey Rush, Lucy Liu, Sean Hayes, Juilanna Marguiles, David Schwimmer, Amanda Peet, Sally Field, Katie Holmes, Daniel Craig, Jason Biggs and Christina Applegate. (Some of these folks, I'll bet, will be back.)
TV/Film Stars who "do Broadway" regularly: Christopher Walken, Sarah Jessica Parker, Al Pacino, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Rudd, Tony Shalhoub, Angela Lansbury, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Diane Weist, David Hyde Pierce, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Brooke Shields, Mercedes Ruehl, Matthew Broderick, Bebe Neuwirth, Richard Thomas, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Delta Burke, Anthony LaPaglia, Alicia Silverstone, Marissa Tomei, Tyne Daly, Megan Mullally, Ana Gastyer, Phylicia Rashad... (It is interesting to think about how many on this list actually started on Broadway...)
Broadway "Stars" who do TV/Film regularly: Alan Cumming, Christine Baranski, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, Mary Louise Parker, Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Krakowski, Harvey Fierstein, Donna Murphy, Aaron Tveit, Christopher Sieber, Gregory Jbara, Christine Ebersole, Harriet Harris, Liev Schrieber, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Kristin Chenoweth, Patrick Wilson, Gina Gershon, Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Reinders, Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone, Faith Prince, Nathan Lane, Kerry Butler, Cherry Jones... (It is interesting to think that even the general public is starting to know some of these people as "Broadway actors on TV shows.")
In the long run, my money is on the folks who can sustain a respectable career, be it on Broadway alone or on Broadway with TV and film thrown in between Broadway gigs.
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