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News Broadway's Stars Confess Their Celebrity Talent Crushes! Stars of the stage share which celebrities they have talent crushes on.


Anna Chlumsky (Living On Love)
I would say right now Tatiana Maslany on "Orphan Black." Let me at that. That's great.

James Snyder (Ever After)
My wife would immediately say Laura Benanti. Hands down. Right now it's Margo Seibert. She's fantastic and she's a cool person. It's been a pleasure getting to know her and getting to watch her work. She's so in there to play and ask questions and really push the story forward.

James Snyder
James Snyder

Blake Hammond (Living On Love)
I've said this before but I kind of have a crush on Bobby Cannavale. It's the look, it's the voice, it's all of it. I'd love to work with him some day. He's dreamy in many ways.

Brian d'Arcy James (Something Rotten!)
All the usuals — I remember when I was starting out, just being obsessed with James Dean. Watching "Rebel Without a Cause" and having my mind blown a little bit. That's the first thing that pops into my head. Another person that inspires me is Margo Martindale. Every time I see her, I'm just riveted. I think the world of her.

Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff Serve Up Something Rotten! on Broadway

Annie Funke (Ever After)
Christine Ebersole. Being in the room with her and watching her work is really cool. I've always been a fan of her, and being able to sit in the room with her and see how she dissects a script and works through every beat is really cool.

Andy Karl (On the Twentieth Century)
I get to work with such great people, so as of now, Kristin Chenoweth is top of the list. Every night I watch her do her show and her stamina and talent is undeniable. And people really love her. There are fans and then there are people who may have not seen her before…. How can you not crush on that?

Andy Karl
Andy Karl Matthew Murphy

Renée Fleming (Living On Love)
There are so many. I've always been a Joni Mitchell fanatic. She's my — I wouldn't say crush — my touchstone. I love music, and I love singing above all. I'm seeing Diana Krall this weekend. I'm so excited. She's unbelievable.

Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland)
Paul Newman is kind of my big one, and Gene Kelly is someone who's inspired me as a dancer as well as an actor.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Ever After)
I would have say Gavin Creel. He happens to be my sister's best friend. I grew up seeing him perform in college. That voice — it doesn't get better.

Scott Robertson (Living On Love)
Right now it's Renée Fleming. Meryl. I knew Meryl when I was a kid — about 20 — and I saw everything that she did and I went backstage for every single thing. I knew her because I had friends at Yale. I want to see her again. I love Meryl's daughters. They're so special and smart. And Stevie Wonder. I'm a musician. I play the piano. I just saw the very first Songs in the Key of Life, the concert that he did. It was one of the most incredible things I've ever seen, listening to him play and riff for 20 minutes.

Matthew Morrison in <i>Finding Neverland</i>
Matthew Morrison in Finding Neverland Photo by Carol Rosegg

Douglas Sills (Living On Love)
Nathan Lane, Brent Carver, Kevin Spacey, Stokes, Norm Lewis, Frank Langella, Patrick Page, I'm sure I'm missing a few. I love Mr. Kudisch, I love Mr. McClure.

Charles Shaughnessy (Ever After)
I did work once with Alan Bates and that's the only time I've been a bit at a loss for words — star struck. He was A) Such a wonderful actor and B) Such a nice man.

Mara Davi (Ever After)
I love Julianne Moore very much. That might be the in thing to say, but I've appreciated her work for a long time.

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