Bring On the Men: A Look at the Leading Men of Broadway
30 Nov 2013
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a look at some of Broadway's current leading men.
Let's face it: Broadway can be a woman's world. Just like in the opera, which ain't over til the fat lady sings, in musical theatre, the sun often rises and sets on the leading ladies — even if it's the baritone who sings about the beautiful morning. It's difficult to navigate any career in the performing arts, but the Great White Way is particularly perilous for its leading men, as the changing face of new shows offers little in the way of a mold. In a cult of personality, it's a popularity contest with no rules.
Click through to view some of my favorite Broadway leading men.
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