By Playbill Staff
26 Apr 2014
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
From Broadway newcomers to familiar faces in monumental moments, here are performers who stole the spotlight this season.
"Chuck" star Zachary Levi earned critical acclaim when making his Broadway debut in the new musical comedy First Date. Co-starring with "Smash" and The Addams Family star Krysta Rodriguez, Levi played Aaron, a man recovering from recent heartbreak set up on a blind date with Casey (Rodriguez), a hip and artsy New Yorker with her defenses up. "Aaron's a good man with a good heart," Levi told Playbill.com. "He's been wounded in life and is just trying to make it. He has a specific character arc and grows a pair at the end." Levi, who had shown off his singing skills in the movie "Tangled," charmed audiences in the musical story of opposites attracting with his endearing awkwardness and strong voice.Continued...