Although some people look forward to Halloween, some people look forward to Christmas, and some people even look forward to Valentine’s Day, there are people like us who look forward to Coachella. After all, it should be a national holiday! This epic festival is spread across two wonderful weekends and offers up some of the best names in music. There’s no doubt about the fact that Queen Ari and the almighty Ye smashed their Coachella sets, but it’s fair to say that these Coachella looks blew them out of the water…
Yes, Queen! Lizzo is definitely the woman of the moment, and we love the fact that she is totally and utterly in love with her body. She decided to show this off in her impressive silver caped bodysuit, and we totally want one for ourselves. This is fine to wear to the grocery store, right? Lizzo topped off this look with fishnet stockings and some awesome Dr. Marten boots.
No Coachella festival would be complete without the Coachella fairy godmother herself, Vanessa Hudgens. This ethereal beauty seems to pull out all of the stops when this festival comes around, and the 2019 event was no different. On the last day of, Hudgens wore a beautiful floral maxi dress and fluffy sandals. Because who wouldn’t wear fluffy sandals in the desert, right?
We bet you saw this coming. Kylie Jenner is one of the coolest mommas in the business, and although she may have only attended Coachella for Kanye’s “Sunday Service” set, she definitely made an impression. For this occasion, Kylie donned a simple Calvin Luo dress and finished off her look with Adidas x Yeezy sneakers (of course). It was her hair that really got us talking, though, as that shell braid is giving us life!
When you think of festival attire, there’s a high chance that you think of tie-dye. Yes, these two go hand-in-hand. Thankfully, the one and only Gigi Hadid decided to rock this look when she made her way into the Nevada desert, and she totally slayed it. As if the whole look itself wasn’t enough, this supermodel proved that she was cooler than cool when she decided to chill out in the McDonald’s tent with her fries and Dr. Marten boots.
The 2019 Coachella looks absolutely slayed the game, but how will they fare next year?
30+ Celebrities Who Have Starred on Broadway
Emma Stone – Cabaret
Throughout this list, you’ll see many actresses step into the shoes of Cabaret character, British cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Actress Emma Stone landed the role in 2014, and described it as “the most nerve-racking thing ever.” We can totally imagine Emma under the spotlight singing “Maybe This Time.”
Emma Stone showed off her musical abilities in 2016’s La La Land but hasn’t been back to Broadway since her first foray. To prepare for this part, Stone listened to a French radio station.
Andrew Garfield – Angels in America
And onto Emma Stone’s ex-boyfriend, who has also treaded the Broadway boards. American-British actor Andrew Garfield has starred in various Broadway shows and won plenty of awards for his efforts.
The former Spider-Man starred alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in a revival of Death of a Salesman. Then, in 2017, he starred in Angels in America, and reprised the role the following year — winning a Tony for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. This play explores AIDS in America in the ‘80s.
Paul Rudd – Three Days of Rain
Actor Paul Rudd is best known for his movie career, and his stint playing the lovable Mike on Friends. However, the actor has appeared on Broadway since the ’90s, sometimes alongside other famous faces. Paul Rudd’s first Broadway play was 1997’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo.
In 2006, the star was in Three Days of Rain, starring with acting royalty Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts. Most recently, Rudd starred alongside Michael Shannon and Ed Asner in a production of Grace.
Nick Jonas – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Nick Jonas wasn’t just making music and starring in TV shows as a child — he was also starring in Broadway shows. As a tot, the youngest Jonas Brother member played classic theater kid roles, including Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, Gavroche in Les Misérables, and Chip Potts in Beauty and the Beast.
In 2012, after the Jonas Brothers split, Nick made his return to Broadway. The star played lead character J. Pierrepont Finch in musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Bryan Cranston – Network
We all know that Bryan Cranston is a talented actor, so it makes sense that he would show off his skills on Broadway. The celeb played President Lyndon B. Johnson in play All the Way, and won the Tony for Best Actor for his efforts. Cranston also starred in the HBO movie based on the play.
In 2018, Bryan Cranston played Howard Beale in Network, and picked up his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. Network is based on the 1976 Academy Award-winning movie.
Vanessa Hudgens – Gigi
Her breakthrough role was in Disney’s High School Musical, so it totally makes sense that Vanessa Hudgens would find her way to Broadway. The actress starred in various plays and musicals as a child, including The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella.
Vanessa Hudgens’ first Broadway show was musical The 24 Hour Plays in 2012. She must have done well because she returned in 2015 as the title character in Gigi. Though not on Broadway, the actress flexed her musical theater chops by playing Rizzo in Grease: Live.
Denzel Washington – The Iceman Cometh
While he’s a major movie star, actor Denzel Washington is also a Broadway staple. In fact, the star started off in theatre, appearing in Shakespeare productions back in the ‘70s. In 1990, Washington starred in Richard III, and in 2005, he played Marcus Brutus in Broadway’s Julius Caesar. The show sold out consistently.
Denzel Washington won a Tony for his role in 2010’s Fences, and another for 2014’s A Raisin in the Sun. In 2018, the star acted in a revival of The Iceman Cometh.
Nicole Kidman – The Blue Room
Lots of musical theater fans associate Australian actress Nicole Kidman with Baz Luhrmann’s epic romantic musical Moulin Rouge. However, the star has also treaded the Broadway boards. Kidman played various characters in a 1998 production of The Blue Room.
This production was directed by future movie director Sam Mendes, and starred future Game of Thrones star Ian Glen (aka Jorah Mormont). Both lead actors appeared nude on stage. In 2015, Kidman starred in West End play Photograph 51.
Amy Schumer – Meteor Shower
If you’re lucky, when you go to see a Broadway show, you might see more than one celebrity cast member. For 2017’s play Meteor Shower, comedian Amy Schumer appeared alongside fellow comic Keegan-Michael Key and Broadway staple Laura Benanti.
This play was written by comedian and actor Steve Martin, and follows two couples as they spend the evening together. Schumer was nominated for a Tony for her role, with critics praising her timing and precision. Go, Amy!
Daniel Radcliffe – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
After he wrapped the final Harry Potter movie, Daniel Radcliffe appeared fully nude in Broadway play Equus. That was one way to separate himself from his famous child role! The star has had multiple Broadway and West End roles, and we bet he still attracts plenty of fans.
Before Nick Jonas took on the lead role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, it belonged to Daniel Radcliffe. He also appeared in 2011’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, 2016’s Privacy, and 2018’s The Lifespan of a Fact.
Carly Rae Jepsen – Cinderella
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepson shot to success with her hit single “Call Me Maybe,” which made it to number one in 18 countries! The pop star made her Broadway debut in 2014, in a production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. And what better role than Cinderella herself?
Interestingly, this musical version of the fairytale was written back in the ‘50s for Julie Andrews. It was initially made for TV (starring Brandy) and eventually made it to Broadway in 2013.
Jessica Lange – A Streetcar Named Desire
Ok, let’s get down to some Broadway history. Multi-award-winning actress Jessica Lange has plenty of achievements under her belt. For example, she has the Triple Crown of Acting due to her two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, and a Tony.
Jessica Lange made her Broadway debut playing the iconic Blanche Dubois in 1992’s A Streetcar Named Desire. She won the Tony for Best Leading Actress for her 2016 role in tragic play Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Kelsey Grammer – Finding Neverland
Viewers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills watched as actor Kelsey Grammer tolerated being around wife Camille Grammer while they attended the Tony Awards. On that occasion, the star had starred in musical La Cage aux Folles, which landed him a Tony nomination.
Years (and another wife) later, Kelsey Grammer originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway premiere of Finding Neverland. In 2016, Grammer finally got his Tony, taking home the prestigious award as a producer of The Color Purple.
Scarlett Johansson – A View From the Bridge
What happens when A-List actresses show up on Broadway? Well, they win Tonys, of course! That’s what happened when American actress Scarlett Johansson starred in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s play, A View From the Bridge.
Appearing alongside Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson fulfilled her childhood Broadway dreams in 2010. Amusingly, the then 26-year-old actress played a teenager in the play, but that didn’t stop her from winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress.
Megan Mullally – Young Frankenstein
The fabulous Megan Mullally made her Broadway debut back in 1994 as Pink Lady Marty in Grease. The following year, the star acted opposite Matthew Broderick in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Then, in 2007, Mullally landed the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
Adorably, the star and her famous husband Nick Offerman starred together in Off-Broadway play Annapurna. She also joined a raft of famous faces to star in 2014’s It’s Only a Play.
Erika Jayne – Chicago
Various reality stars have made their way to Broadway, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Erika Jayne. In 2019, before she had to deal with criminal investigations, the star landed the role that so many starlets before her had played — Roxie Hart in Chicago.
Viewers watched as Erika Jayne wept with gratitude and pride for landing the role. Sadly, the show’s run was cut short because of the events of 2020. Thankfully, she still saw her name in the lights!
Michelle Williams – Once on This Island
While Michelle Williams is probably the least well-known member of girl group Destiny’s Child, she’s the only member to appear on Broadway. Plus, the singer has had some excellent roles. First, she played the title role in 2003’s Aida, and then portrayed Shug Avery in The Color Purple.
Naturally, the mega-talented performer stepped into Roxie Hart’s shoes for 2010’s production of Chicago. After that, she portrayed Erzulie, the Beautiful Goddess of Love in 2018’s Once on This Island.
Daniel Craig – A Steady Rain
English actor Daniel Craig has played a hunky spy in Casino Royale, a Southern detective in Knives Out, and a safe-cracking criminal in Logan Lucky. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the actor started out in theater, and has returned to the boards various times.
Daniel Craig’s first Broadway role was alongside Hugh Jackman in play A Steady Rain. Later, in 2013, he starred opposite wife Rachel Weisz in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. It was the second highest-grossing Broadway play of that year.
Jeff Daniels – To Kill a Mockingbird
Actor Jeff Daniels was in many plays throughout the ’70s, and made his Broadway debut in 1984’s The Golden Age. The following decade, Daniels starred in Redwood Curtain, and from 2009 to 2010, in Tony award-winning play God of Carnage.
Next up for Jeff Daniels was 2016’s Blackbird, and then a creative match made in heaven. Since 2018, the actor has played Atticus Finch in director Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The actor took a break in 2019 but returned in 2021.
Melissa Benoist – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
She first appeared as Marley Rose on Glee, but Melissa Benoist came to fame as the lead character on Supergirl. The American actress played singer-songwriter Carole King in the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show debuted in 2013, and Benoist stepped on stage in 2018.
Amazingly, during one of her performances, the actual Carole King surprised Melissa Benoist on stage. Of course, the pair sang together, much to the delight of the audience. Vanessa Carlton also briefly played this role.
Lauren Graham – Guys and Dolls
Known for her fast-talking snark on Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham is another celebrity that’s appeared on Broadway. The American actress played Miss Adelaide in the 2007 revival of Guys and Dolls alongside Craig Bierko as Sky Masterson, Oliver Platt as Nathan Detroit, and Titus Burgess as Nicely-Nicely Johnson. What a line-up!
When Lauren Graham was on Broadway, she noticed lots of younger fans approaching her to gush about Gilmore Girls. Partly because of this, she reprised her role for the 2016 reboot.
Christina Applegate – Sweet Charity
1966 musical Sweet Charity is based on the Italian film Nights of Cabiria and follows a dancer for hire at a dance hall. Actress Christina Applegate made her Broadway debut playing the lead character Charity Hope Valentine in the 2004 revival, and was nominated for a Tony for her efforts.
During rehearsals, Applegate broke her foot, leading producers to want to cancel the show. The actress insisted that the show must go on and wore special shoes during performances. Because of the injury, Applegate can no longer dance.
Usher – Chicago
Musical Chicago doesn’t just have tasty roles for talented starlets, it also has roles for dapper young men. Singer-songwriter Usher joined the cast of the jazzy musical in 2006, playing sharp-tongued lawyer Billy Flynn. It just makes sense, especially considering Usher’s dancing prowess. Imagine the tap-dancing court scene!
Unsurprisingly, casting Usher meant tickets for Chicago went through the roof. However, after two months, the star came down with a case of strep throat and had to drop out.
Michelle Williams – Cabaret
We’ve already covered Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams, and now we turn to American actress Michelle Williams. The star wanted to appear in a musical, and landed the coveted role of Sally Bowles in 2014’s revival of Cabaret. The show was co-directed by Sam Mendes (who reinvented the show back in 1993) and Rob Marshall (who directed the movie adaptation of Chicago).
Michelle Williams appeared opposite actor Alan Cumming in her Broadway debut, and was eager to return for more. In 2016, she appeared in Blackbird.
Ricky Martin – Evita
Whoever cast Ricky Martin in the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita deserves a round of applause. Seriously, who doesn’t want to see the King of Latin Pop sing and dance live on the big stage? We know we do!
Ricky Martin first showed interest in Broadway back in the ’90s, and landed the role of Marius Pontmercy in Les Misérables. The Puerto Rican singer starred as Ché in Evita — a role that’s been played by David Essex, Mandy Patinkin, and Marti Pellow.
Jordin Sparks – In the Heights
Before he penned Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda wrote and starred in Tony award-winning musical In the Heights. The show opened on Broadway in 2008, and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks played Nina in 2010.
Almost a decade later, Jordin Sparks returned to Broadway to star in the 2019 production of Waitress. With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, the show follows waitress Jenna Hunterson. As well as Jordin Sparks, Sara Bareilles and fellow American Idol alum Katherine McPhee have played the part.
Lisa Rinna – Chicago
When Erika Jayne announced that she would be playing Roxie Hart on Broadway, her castmate was quick to remind her that she’d been there first. Lisa Rinna joined her husband Harry Hamlin for the 2007 production of Chicago. She played up and coming star Roxie, while he played smooth lawyer Billy Flynn.
Chicago was first staged in 1975, and is based on a 1926 play. The show is clearly popular as it’s the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Plus, the movie adaptation won an Oscar!
Adam Driver – Burn/This
Once just a strange-looking man on Girls, former US Marine Adam Driver has made quite a career for himself. As well as playing Kylo Ren in the later Star Wars movies, the actor has appeared on Broadway several times.
Just like his character on Girls, Driver appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway plays. His official Broadway debut was in 2010 play Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Since then, he’s starred in 2011’s Man and Boy, and 2019’s Burn/This. His role in the latter play was originated by John Malkovich.
Keke Palmer – Cinderella
Keke Palmer also stepped into Cinderella’s glass slippers. Starring in the 2014 production, the actress and singer was the first African American to star as the character on Broadway (lest we forget, Brandy played the princess in the 1997 movie).
Various other celebrities have appeared in the 2013 revival of the show. As we know, Carly Rae Jepson also played Ella, and NeNe Leakes, Fran Drescher, and Sherri Shepherd all played the wicked Madame.
Alicia Silverstone – The Graduate
Not just a teen movie icon, actress Alicia Silverstone has also been on Broadway multiple times. The actress made her debut alongside fellow movie actors Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs. The trio starred in the stage version of The Graduate between 2002 and 2003. Now, that’s a production we want to see!
In 2010, Alicia Silverstone returned to the Broadway stage to star in play Time Stands Still. Then, in 2012, she acted in comedy The Performers with Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson.