Bring On the Men: A Look at the Leading Men of Broadway

By Ben Rimalower
30 Nov 2013



Matthew Broderick
Photo by Joan Marcus

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick made his name starring in such landmark non-musicals as Brighton Beach Memoirs (Broadway), Biloxi Blues (Broadway and film) and as the iconic title character in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and has consistently delivered high-quality work on stage and screen in the three decades since. While his musical appearances have been limited, they are always an event due to his inimitable star presence and effortless old-school charm, evidenced by his recent role in Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony-winning turn in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Of course, he sealed his place on this list (and made Broadway history) co-starring with Nathan Lane in the juggernaut The Producers.

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