PLAYBILL PICKS: Ten "Glee" Actors We'd Like to See On the Great White Way (And in What Shows)

By Michael Gioia
19 Dec 2011

Naya Rivera
photo by Danielle Levitt/FOX

Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez): With Rivera's diva quality, it only makes sense for the "Glee" star to eventually take over the role of Mimi in the Off-Broadway revival of Rent at New World Stages. Rivera, who made a splash as Anita in McKinley's production of West Side Story, would be ideal for Ms. Marquez. Also, Rivera's heartfelt cover of "Songbird" could serve as a preview of what she would bring to the table in "Without You." While we're at it, how about Amber Riley for Joanne Jefferson? Who could forget her "Take Me or Leave Me" performance with Michele?  Continued...