Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera in 1997

When it comes to longevity, Chita Rivera has the edge. Time has treated her well. In her late eighties, she is a bona fide Broadway icon that can still pull off high kick sin her 2005 Broadway retrospective. Rivera has performed a lead role in a major Broadway musical for every decade … Read more

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

A classical soprano and a true Broadway diva, Audra McDonald blows the audiences away whenever she sets foot on the stage. She’s the instrument of operatic force in Broadway, and she has acting chops to back it all up. Audrey McDonald has won six Tony Awards – more wins than any other … Read more

Julie Andrews

Young Julie Andrews

Born in Great Britain, Julie Andrews took the American musical stage by storm. She’s a leading lady known for her soaring voice, her ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles, her old-fashioned ways, and her regal bearing. She did not play on the Broadway stage a lot, but she did have … Read more

Angela Lansbury

A young Angela Lansbury in 1966

Referred to by The New York Times as the “First Lady of Musical Theatre,” Angela Lansbury is a musical theater diva that covered the various breadth of class and theatrical styles. She is also famous from film and TV, especially through that 12-year stint as Jessica Fletcher in the popular ’80s to … Read more