PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Play Rizzo in 2015 Live TV Presentation of Grease? Readers Respond | Playbill

News PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Play Rizzo in 2015 Live TV Presentation of Grease? Readers Respond recently asked readers to select actors to play Danny and Sandy in FOX's upcoming live presentation of the hit musical Grease. This week we sought names of artists who could step into the role of Rizzo in the 2015 live broadcast. polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:

Laura Benanti
Mauli Delaney: Laura Benanti

Jo Riley: Laura Benanti.

Rianna Chupeyda: Laura Benanti

Amy Boehly: Benanti

Tom Zurla: Laura Benanti!!!

Laura Benanti won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in the 2008 revival of Gypsy. She was most recently seen in the City Center Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella as well as the NBC live television broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music as Baroness Elsa Schräder. Check out this video of Benanti "teaching" a master class in the video series “Life With Laura."

Jennifer Rafiner-Jarboe: I like P!nk

Susan Lynn Hogberg: P!nk

Jared Streisand: P!nk

Larry Sherman: P!nk

Sylvia Marisa Theresa Aguirre: P!nk!!!

Alecia Beth Moore, better known as P!nk, has won numerous Grammy Awards and has managed to remain a staple in pop culture since her first album debuted in 2000. Her 2013 single "Just Give Me a Reason" became her fourth number-one single.

Jessie Mueller
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Lee Lundberg Vander Woude: Jessie Mueller!

Jessie Mueller recently received her second Tony Award nomination for her performance in the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She was previously Tony-nominated for her work opposite Harry Connick Jr. in the revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. A master of accents and impersonations, check out this video of Mueller performing "Beautiful" as some of the various characters she has played on Broadway.

Naya Rivera
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Julie Simmons: Naya Rivera without a doubt.

Suzanne Tidwell: Naya Rivera would kill it.

Diana Puertas: Naya Rivera.

Jennifer Rafiner-Jarboe: Naya Rivera!!!

Lea Passione: Naya Rivera

Known for her role on the hit Fox series "Glee," Naya Rivera began acting at the age of four. She made her film debut in the 2014 horror film "Home."

Kelly Clarkson
Tim Stuff: Kelly Clarkson

Paul Weaver: Kelly Clarkson would be good .Rizzo has the best song in the show ( There are Worse Things I.Could Do ) a classic Broadway 11 o'clock number. Kelly has the voice to carry it off as its a very loaded song.

Chris Weiss: Kelly Clarkson definetely

Hailing from Fort Worth, TX, Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the first season of "American Idol," earning her the title of "The Original American Idol." She has had over 90 number one hits on the "Billboard" charts and her debut album, "Thankful," was certified double platinum.

Jennifer Lawrence
Matt Luminello: Jennifer Lawrence!!! She'd be so great!

Jennifer Lawrence has been seen in numerous hit films, including "The Hunger Games," "Catching Fire," "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook," for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest winner in that category in Oscar history.

Barrett Wilbert Weed
Richard Cameron: The star of Heathers Barrett Wilbert Weed...OMG!

Barrett Wilbert Weed is currently starring in the Off-Broadway musical Heathers, for which she was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Best Actress. She made her Broadway debut in Lysistrata Jones. Check out this video of Weed and the cast of Heathers, currently playing at New World Stages.

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