The Lady's Got Potential: Top Ten Up-and-Coming Musical Actresses

By Ben Rimalower
04 Jan 2014



Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley (elizabethstanley.net, @ecstans)

Since her scintillating debut as April in John Doyle's revival of Company, Elizabeth Stanley has been showing off her versatility as a singer and actress, both sassy and sweet in a number of high-profile shows including Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet and Cry Baby. My personal favorite of her many roles has been her hilarious and exciting portrayal of Gussie — daring to toe the line of campiness and stealing the show — in the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. Stanley is clearly a diva who has just begun to tap into her fan base.

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