Ripley, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in Side Show, has also been seen on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, King David, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy and Les Misérables. The singer is also known for her acoustic solo recordings, which include an eclectic mix of well-known tunes.
Here, Playbill.com looks back at the Tony winner with clips from her noteworthy Broadway outings, concert appearances, music videos and more.
Next to Normal's performance at the 2009 Tony Awards:
Side Show's performance at the 1998 Tony Awards:
Playbill Video's "Obsessed!" video with Ripley:
Highlights of Skinner and Ripley at the Kennedy Center:
Ripley performs "I Miss the Mountains" on "The View":
Ripley covers "I've Been" from Next to Normal:
Ripley's "Beautiful Eyes" music video:
Ripley's 2009 Tony Award acceptance speech:
Audio of Ripley singing "She's Gone," a cut song from Side Show:
Ripley's performance at Rockers on Broadway:
Next to Normal's performance on "GMA":
Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Aaaron Tveit perform "Superboy and the Invisibly Girl" at Barnes and Noble:
The music video of Ripley's cover of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For":