Interestingly, though not surprisingly at all, only two people made BOTH lists: former Mr. Broadway (April 2012) Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Stark Sands. One of the stars of Newsies, Andrew is also recognized for his writing and directing talents as seen in his original webseries, Submissions Only. Stark is on both lists, cited for his work on American Idiot, Bonnie and Clyde and the upcoming Kinky Boots.
Among the others on that list that have been featured prominently on this blog are: Nick Adams, Joshua Buscher, Darren Criss, Hugh Dancy, Colman Domingo, Richard Fleeshman, Andrew Garfield, Norm Lewis, Ricky Martin, Rory O'Malley, Adam Pascal, and Tony Vincent.
Brawn, sweaty six packs and abs of steel are all fine and well, but the second list, the Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players is, I think, more impressive. The accomplishments of these young people are remarkable. And just think of all the great things that are ahead of them in their 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond! Those on the list that have been featured here on JK's TheatreScene include: Nina Arianda (Ms. June 2012), Sam Gold, Katori Hall (Ms. 2011), Nikki M. James (Ms. June 2011), Jeremy Jordan (Mr. October 2011), Thomas Kail, Cristin Milioti (Ms. March 2012), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Condola Rashad, Alex Timbers, and Benjamin Walker (Mr. October 2010).
You do have to wonder about the people who didn't make either list, like Laura Osnes, Adam Chanler-Berat, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Matt Doyle, Seth Numrich, Joshua Henry, Molly Ranson, Derek Klena, Patti Murin...
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