Check Out These Exciting Broadway Debuts This Season

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Check out these exciting Broadway debuts this season

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A Broadway debut is a momentous occasion in any artist's career, and many actors, writers, directors, and more are taking their first steps on Broadway this season. Many productions are showcasing fresh faces, some with established careers on screen or on stage elsewhere, and some just starting out. 

Read below to learn about the actors making their Broadway debuts in major roles this season, listed in alphabetical order. See if you recognize any of them from off Broadway or on screen, or discover some new names — you might be seeing more of them on the Broadway stage!

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Adi Roy
Adi Roy (right) and Morgan Dudley in Jagged Little Pill. (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

Adi Roy in Jagged Little Pill

You oughta know that Adi Roy is making his Broadway debut in Jagged Little Pill as Phoenix, a new student at the high school that multiple characters attend and who strikes up a romantic relationship with the main character, Frankie (also played by an actor making their Broadway debut, Morgan Dudley, highlighted later in this article). Roy, a 19-year-old actor, studies in the acting program at New York University’s Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.

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Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester in The Lehman Trilogy

Adrian Lester joins Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley in the Broadway bow of The Lehman Trilogy. Though he is making his Broadway debut, he is no stranger to the stage: Lester has built a prolific stage career on the West End. He has won, among other awards, an Olivier Award for portraying Robert in Company, an Evening Standard Theatre Award for playing the title role in Othello, and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for starring as Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet

Audiences may recognize Lester from his extensive onscreen acting career, with his most well-known TV roles being Michael "Mickey Bricks" Stone on BBC’s Hustle and Ellis Carter on the American sitcom Girlfriends alongside Tracee Ellis Ross. He has also received awards nominations for his roles in films including Primary Colors and Love’s Labour's Lost.

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Michael and Andre Braugher
Michael Braugher (left) and Andre Braugher. (Andre Braugher photo credit: James Lipsky)

Michael Braugher in To Kill a Mockingbird

Juilliard alum Michael Braugher is making his Broadway debut as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. His father, Andre Braugher, was also originally scheduled to make his own Broadway debut in Birthday Candles alongside Debra Messing. This season won't be a family affair for the Braughers anymore, but we're excited to see Michael Braugher take his own spotlight!

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Antoinette Crowe-Legacy

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy in Slave Play

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy is making her Broadway debut as Kaneisha in the Broadway return of Slave Play, but it’s not her first time in the role. Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris wrote the role for her, and she originated it in the first developmental production at the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival at Yale University, where both she and Harris studied at the School of Drama. Crowe-Legacy is also known for her role as Elise Johnson in the TV series Godfather of Harlem.

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Avery Sell

Avery Sell in Mrs. Doubtfire

A Broadway career is on the way, dears! Avery Sell is debuting as Natalie Hillard, the youngest of the three siblings in the musical adaptation of the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire. She originated the role of Natalie at the musical’s Seattle world premiere and has also performed as Cindy Lou Who in the national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She has also appeared on TV in Netflix’s Tales of the City.

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Brady Dalton Richards

Brady Dalton Richards in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Brady Dalton Richards is the newest transfer to Hogwarts, making his Broadway debut as Scorpius Malfoy, the son of a now-grown Draco Malfoy who befriends Harry Potter's son Albus, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Richards received a BFA in acting from Syracuse University and has since appeared in regional productions of Peter Pan, Oppenheimer,  Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience, and Spring Awakening, among other credits.

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Brandon A. McCall

Brandon A. McCall in The Lion King

We just can’t wait for Brandon A. McCall to be king — again. He was starring as Simba in the touring production of The Lion King when productions shut down in 2020, and he planned to rejoin the tour when it restarted this fall. Soon enough, however, he was selected to assume the lead role in the Broadway production. McCall is a Birmingham, Alabama native who graduated from the University of Alabama.

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Caroline, or Change

The Caroline, or Change Children

Between the Gellman and the Thibodeaux families, Caroline, or Change has a whole host of roles for young actors, and a total of four are making their Broadway debuts. They include all three boys who alternate in the lead role of Noah Gellman — Gabriel Amoroso, Adam Makké, and Jaden Myles Waldman — as well as Richard Alexander Phillips, the alternate for the roles of the title character’s sons Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux. (Their onstage mother, Sharon D Clarke, is also making her Broadway debut, and is featured further down on this list.)

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Chicken & Biscuits
Cleo King, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Aigner Mizzelle, Alana Raquel Bowers, and Devere Rogers. (Photo credit: Jenny Anderson)

The Chicken & Biscuits Family

The Mabry-Jenkins clan at the center of Chicken & Biscuits includes veteran Broadway talent (Norm Lewis, Michael Urie, Natasha Yvette Williams) alongside a heaping helping of actors taking the Broadway stage for the first time. Cleo King, who plays the lead character of Baneatta Mabry, has had an extensive TV and film career. She has appeared in more than 50 shows including NCIS, Shameless, and Mike & Molly and in films including Dreamgirls, The Hangover, Pineapple Express, and many more. However, Chicken & Biscuits marks her first Broadway venture. She previously performed in New York, albeit in two upstate cities, in the tour of Jelly’s Last Jam in 1995.

King’s onstage sister, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, is also making her Broadway debut, having performed off Broadway in The Public Theater’s Merry Wives and Ain’t No Mo and in the original Queens Theatre production of Chicken & Biscuits. She appeared in the Queens production alongside fellow Broadway newcomer Aigner Mizzelle, a recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School, who plays Marshall-Oliver’s daughter in the play.

Additionally, Alana Raquel Bowers, who plays Simone Mabry, makes her Broadway debut after appearing in five productions of Aleshea Harris’s What To Send Up When It Goes Down off Broadway and regionally. Devere Rogers, Bowers’s onstage brother, is debuting on Broadway alongside her: He has appeared off Broadway in The Robber Bridegroom and on screen in Will & Grace, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Understudies Dean Acree, Jennifer Fouché, Miles G. Jackson, and Camille Upshaw round out the new Broadway actors in Chicken & Biscuits. Offstage, playwright Douglas Lyons and director Zhailon Levingston — the youngest Black Broadway director ever at 27 — are also debuting on Broadway with the production.

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Colin Bates

Colin Bates in Girl From the North Country

Colin Bates may only now be making his Broadway debut (as Gene Laine in Girl From the North Country), but he’s already proved himself a global theatrical success. Bates first played his North Country role on the West End and has also appeared there in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical. He has also appeared off Broadway in The Effect and in multiple French and American films. He's spent his professional career splitting his time between New York, London, Paris, and Los Angeles since graduating from The Juilliard School.

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Emilie Kouatchou

Emilie Kouatchou in The Phantom of the Opera

Emilie Kouatchou makes her Broadway debut in The Phantom of the Opera this season. She is the Christine Daaé alternate, playing the powerhouse opera singer at certain performances. Kouatchou is the first Black actor to play Christine in Phantom on Broadway, and only the second Black actor to do so in the West End or on Broadway, following Lucy St. Louis in London. A Chicago native and alum of the University of Michigan, she was last seen on the New York stage in the ensemble of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons.

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Emily Davis
Emily Davis (right) in Is This A Room. (Photo credit: Chad Batka)

Emily Davis in Is This A Room

Emily Davis makes her debut as former Air Force linguist Reality Winner in Is This A Room. She originated the role in Off-Broadway productions of the play at The Kitchen and Vineyard Theatre, receiving an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, and a Drama Desk nomination for Lead Actress. Davis has been a member of Half Straddle, Is This A Room playwright Tina Satter’s theatre company, since 2009 and has performed in numerous plays with the group, as well as other Off-Broadway and screen roles.

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Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni in Birthday Candles

Enrico Colantoni is debuting as Kenneth in Birthday Candles alongside Debra Messing and Andre Braugher. However, he has been on the screen acting scene since 1987. Colantoni’s most notable roles include Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, the title character’s father Keith on Veronica Mars, and crime lord Carl Elias on Person of Interest, among others. On film, Colantoni has appeared in the Veronica Mars movie in the same role, Galaxy Quest, Contagion, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and more.

Gabriel Ruiz

Gabriel Ruíz in MJ The Musical

Chicago-based actor Gabriel Ruíz will debut in the role of Alejandro in MJ The Musical, which recounts the life and career of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson using more than 25 of the musician's most famous songs. Ruíz's recent Illinois theatre credits include roles in Next to Normal, Photograph 51, and the world premiere of The Secret of My Success.

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Gareth Keegan

Gareth Keegan in Diana, The Musical

This casting is anything but a scandal. Gareth Keegan makes his Broadway debut as James Hewitt, the former British Army cavalry officer who had an affair with Princess Diana, in Diana, The Musical, which details the princess's difficult life in the media spotlight. Keegan also performs in the ensemble. Keegan is known for his television appearances on The Good Fight, Instinct, Almost Love, and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

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Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear in To Kill a Mockingbird

In taking over the role of Atticus Finch from Tony Award nominee Jeff Daniels, Greg Kinnear is not just making his Broadway debut, but his stage debut entirely. Kinnear has built a 30-plus-year career on the screen as an actor and talk show host, most notably getting an Academy Award nomination for playing Simon Bishop in As Good As It Gets. His numerous screen credits also include Little Miss Sunshine, You've Got Mail, The Last Song, Someone Like You, and the Emmy-winning talk show send-up Talk Soup, which Kinnear hosted from its 1991 inception through 1995.

Kara Young

Kara Young in Clyde's

Harlem native Kara Young has performed at storied Off-Broadway venues including Atlantic Theater Company, in Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, and The Public Theater, in Pretty Hunger. Television audiences may recognize her from her four seasons on MTV’s Girl Code or her roles in HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and Netflix’s The Punisher. Young has also appeared in multiple short and feature films. Now, she will make her Broadway debut in Clyde’s this fall, starring alongside Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas-Jones.

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Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams in Take Me Out

Jesse Williams is stepping up to the Broadway plate in the lead role of baseball player Darren Lemming in Take Me Out. Grey’s Anatomy fans know Williams as Dr. Jackson Avery, a television role he played for 12 years until 2021. But he’s also a veteran New York theatre actor, with Off-Broadway credits including two Edward Albee plays, The American Dream and The Sandbox, and Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie.

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Kim Exum

Kim Exum in The Book of Mormon

Hello, her name is Kim Exum, and she is making her Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon. She plays Nabulungi, the daughter of a prominent figure in her Ugandan village's tribe who is captivated by the Mormon missionaries' preaching. Exum, a Baltimore native and an alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University has previously appeared off Broadway in For the Last Time, on tour in Seussical the Musical, and on screen in the CBS TV series Bull.

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Lindsay Pearce in Wicked

She is that girl. Just before the pandemic, Lindsay Pearce began her Broadway debut performance as Elphaba in Wicked, and she returned to the role when Broadway shows reopened. But her name isn’t new to many theatre fans, as she’s best known for being a runner-up on the reality show The Glee Project in 2011, which landed her the role of Harmony in two Glee episodes. Pearce has also built a successful career in California theatre, having starred as Snow White (opposite Neil Patrick Harris as the Magic Mirror) in A Snow White Christmas, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and Whatshername in American Idiot, among other regional credits. 

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Maiesha McQueen

Maiesha McQueen in Waitress

After embarking on the first national tour of Waitress in the ensemble and the understudy for Becky, Maiesha McQueen is assuming the role of Becky full-time in her Broadway debut. McQueen is known for her appearances in the films Down to Earth and Day Black, and she has performed in many regional productions across America including Little Shop of Horrors, Show Boat, The Who’s Tommy, and more.

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Michael Maliakel

Michael Maliakel in Aladdin

Michael Maliakel is the newest Prince Ali, making his Broadway debut in the title role of Aladdin. The Georgetown and Peabody Institute of Music alum previously appeared as the Porter, as well as the understudy for Raoul, in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Other credits include Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston off Broadway and She Loves Me at PlayMakers Repertory Company in North Carolina, where he played the principal role of Georg.

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Mili Diaz

Mili Diaz in Wicked

Wonderful! Mili Diaz went the tour-to-Broadway route this year as part of the company of Wicked. She played Nessarose in the second national tour of the blockbuster musical and is now assuming the role on Broadway. Most recently, in 2020, she participated in a 54 Sings Harry Styles concert at 54 Below and a virtual performance of “A New World” from Songs For a New World alongside Broadway stars like Alex Newell, Kara Lindsay, Isabelle McCalla and more.

Morgan Dudley
Morgan Dudley (right) and Lauren Patten in Jagged Little Pill. (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

Morgan Dudley in Jagged Little Pill

We're head over feet for the Broadway debut of Morgan Dudley. The Georgia native performed in the film adaptation of The Prom, and now, they are starring in the leading role of Frankie Healy, a high school-aged aspiring artist who struggles with her sexuality and her place as the adopted Black daughter of a white family, in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. Dudley takes over the role from Celia Rose Gooding, who made their own Broadway debut in the role in 2019.

MJ The Musical
Myles Frost (left), Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson (center), and Devin Trey Campbell (right). (Myles Frost photo credit: Regina Mogilevskaya; Russell, Wilson, and Campbell photo credit: Nina Westervelt)

Myles Frost and The Young Michaels in MJ The Musical

Myles Frost is startin’ somethin’ — that is, a Broadway career — as the King of Pop. After Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes, who was originally set to play Michael Jackson, stepped down, it was announced that Washington, D.C. native Frost would make his Broadway debut in MJ The Musical, which begins performances in December. He is a pretty young thing as far as Broadway stars go — he only graduated high school in 2017!

In addition, Frost’s younger selves (onstage, that is) are making their Broadway debuts, too. Walter Russell III, from Harlem, New York, and Christian Wilson, from Norfolk, Virginia, will both debut as they alternate the role of Little Michael. Devin Trey Campbell from the Bronx, New York, will also debut in the role of Little Marlon, Michael Jackson’s brother and fellow Jackson 5 member.

Nik Dodani

Nik Dodani in Waitress

Nik Dodani is opening up his Broadway career now that he’s debuted as Ogie in Waitress. Most recently, he starred in the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen as Jared, a role that was renamed from Jared Kleinman to Jared Kalawni to celebrate Dodani’s Indian heritage. Dodani is also best known for his TV roles as Zahid in Netflix’s Atypical and as Pat Patel in the revival of the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, among other credits.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner in Tina. (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan)

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

She’s simply the best! Nkeki Obi-Melekwe makes her Broadway debut as in the title role of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. She first stepped into the music icon’s shoes in the West End production of Tina in 2019, but she left later that year when the musical premiered in New York and joined the original Broadway cast as the Tina alternate. When Tony winner Adrienne Warren concluded her run as Tina Turner on October 31, Obi-Melekwe stepped into the role full-time. On screen, she has appeared in the TV show Bull and the short film Deleted.

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Noah Reid

Noah Reid in The Minutes

Now that he’s wrapped his award-winning role as Patrick on the Emmy-winning sitcom Schitt’s Creek, Noah Reid is moving from the small titular TV town to another small town: Big Cherry, the setting of Tracy Letts’s play The Minutes. Although the play will mark his Broadway debut, Reid is not a newcomer to the stage — in fact, his first professional gig was as Chip in the Beauty in the Beast musical in Toronto at age 8. 

The Canadian actor has performed on the Toronto theatre circuit numerous times since in shows such as Hamlet (in the title role), Annie Baker’s The Aliens, and August Strindberg’s Creditors. He has also starred in television series such as Strange Days at Blake Holesy High, Titanic, and Kevin From Work, as well as films including Terry, Score: A Hockey Musical and People Hold On.

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Patrick J. Adams

Patrick J. Adams in Take Me Out

Patrick J. Adams is debuting in the revival of Take Me Out, playing baseball player Kippy Sunderstrom (the teammate of the Darren Lemming, the lead role played by Jesse Williams). Adams is best known for his 21-year screen acting career, particularly his Screen Actor’s Guild Award-nominated role as Mike Ross on Suits. His very first screen appearance was as a character named (ironically) Patrick in the short film For the Record, and since then Adams has appeared in popular TV shows like Lost and Friday Night Lights. After his stint with the Empires baseball team in Take Me Out is over, he’ll play in the upcoming TV series adaptation of the baseball movie A League of Their Own.

Roe Hartrampf

Roe Hartrampf in Diana, The Musical

Roe Hartrampf is making a royal Broadway debut as Prince Charles in Diana, The Musical, a role he originated in the pre-Broadway production of the musical at the La Jolla Playhouse. He has previously been seen off Broadway in Second Stage Theater’s production of The Bad Guys. Hartrampf also has an extensive screen acting career, with recurring roles on Madam Secretary and Emily in Paris, as well as film appearances in Equity and The Foster Portfolio, being among his most notable credits.

Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga (right) and Daniel Craig. (Photo credit: Greg Williams)

Ruth Negga in Macbeth

A wicked Broadway debut this way comes, as Ruth Negga assumes the role of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy opposite Daniel Craig as Macbeth. She made her New York stage debut in the title role of Hamlet at St. Ann’s Warehouse in 2020 and received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her many performances on the London stage include roles in Hamlet and Titus Andronicus. Negga is also a prolific screen actress, with her most notable role being Mildred Loving in the 2016 film Loving. She received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award nominations for her performance. She is also starring in Netflix's film Passing and will soon play jazz performer and activist Josephine Baker in the drama series Josephine.

Sharon D Clarke
Sharon D Clarke as Caroline in Caroline, or Change. (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Sharon D Clarke in Caroline, or Change

It almost doesn’t feel like Sharon D Clarke is making a debut in Caroline, or Change, as she has been playing the title role in the U.K. since 2017. She won an Olivier Award for her performance in the 2019 West End run of the musical. Not to mention, she’s won two other Oliviers for her roles in The Amen Corner and Death of a Salesman. Her stage career also includes several other Olivier nominations for her roles in We Will Rock You, Ghost, and Once on This Island. With so many acclaimed performances under her belt, audiences have long awaited her debut on the American stage.


The Six Queens

There’s no way we couldn’t acknowledge the three Queens making their Broadway debuts in Six. Andrea Macasaet, Brittney Mack, and Samantha Pauly are debuting as Anne Boleyn, Anna of Cleves, and Katherine Howard, respectively.

Macasaet attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts and went on to star in Canadian productions of 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee, Miss Saigon, Avenue Q, and Heathers. She first played Anne Boleyn at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and continued in the role in its North American tour before taking it to Broadway. The tour included the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Citadel Theatre in Alberta, Canada; and the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mack starred alongside Macasaet in the tour, appearing in all cities but St. Paul. Prior to starring in Six, she has built a prolific regional theatre career, appearing in various U.S. cities in shows including Rent, The Wiz, Hairspray, Avenue Q, In the Heights, and Little Shop of Horrors. 

Pauly also first performed her role in the North American tour and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. She left the tour temporarily, however, to make her West End debut in the 2019 revival of Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, starring as Eva Perón. She has also appeared in numerous North American regional theatre productions, including multiple turns in Evita as well as performances in Elf, Hairspray, Seussical, and Legally Blonde. Mack, Macasaet, and Pauly also all appeared in the concert performance of Ratatouille the Musical streamed on TodayTix in January 2021!

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Stephen Ashfield

Stephen Ashfield in The Book of Mormon

I believe that Stephen Ashfield's turn in The Book of Mormon won't be his last time on the New York stage. After winning an Olivier Award for playing Elder McKinley in the original West End cast, he's reprising the role in New York in his Broadway debut. He studied performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music, London, and went on to a successful West End career which includes a WhatsOnStage Award for his performance as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. His other London theatre credits include Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, Boy George in Taboo, Casey O’Brien in Boy Meets Boy, Nick Piazza in Fame, and more.

Todd Almond

Todd Almond in Girl From the North Country

Todd Almond is making his Broadway performance debut as Elias Burke in Girl From the North Country. “Performance” is specified because his work has been seen on Broadway once before: He composed original music for the play Noises Off in 2016. Almond’s Off-Broadway credits include the Public Theater production of Girl From the North Country, and he was a composer and performer for the Public productions of The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, and The Odyssey. He has also appeared on TV shows including Gossip Girl and Law & Order: SVU.

Luke James, Da'Vinchi, and Tristan "Mack" Wilds.

The Thoughts of a Colored Man Ensemble

Three actors are making their Broadway debuts in Keenan Scott II’s Thoughts of a Colored Man. First, there is two-time Grammy nominee Luke James, who plays Passion. He is best known for his music career — he has two studio albums, two mixtapes, and numerous singles to his name. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Performance (for his single “I Want You”) and Best R&B Album (for his album to feel love/d) in 2014 and 2021, respectively. Audiences may also recognize him from the screen; he has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, most recently in the third season of The Chi and in Genius: Aretha alongside Cynthia Erivo.

Next, Da’Vinchi is primarily a screen actor, best known for his recurring role as Cash Mooney on Grown-ish as well as guest roles in Jessica Jones and The Boys. He also appeared alongside Ben Affleck in The Way Back as Devon Childress. Now, like Luke James, he is debuting on Broadway as Lust in Thoughts of a Colored Man.

Rounding out the trio of Thoughts of a Colored Man Broadway debuts is Tristan “Mack” Wilds as Anger. He became a Grammy nominee in 2014 for his debut album, New York: A Love Story, and has since released a second album, AfterHours. He is also well-known for his screen acting career, having starred as Michael Lee on HBO’s The Wire and Dixon Wilson on the 2008 iteration of 90210.

As a bonus, playwright Keenan Scott II and director Steve H. Broadnax III are also making their Broadway debuts with Thoughts of a Colored Man.

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Trouble in Mind

The Trouble in Mind Company

Three actors in Trouble in Mind are making their Broadway debuts right alongside the play itself, which was originally supposed to premiere on Broadway in 1957. And what’s more, the actors are playing cast and crew members of a fictional Broadway show. Firstly, Danielle Campbell, who plays Judy Sears, is best known for her screen acting career in the Disney films Starstruck and Prom. She has also performed in the TV drama series The Originals (a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries) and the thriller series Tell Me a Story.

Next, Jessica Frances Dukes is debuting as Millie Davis. She is a veteran theatre actress who has won an Obie Award for Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons and an Audelco Award for By The Way Meet Vera Stark at Signature Theatre. She is known to television audiences for her roles as Special Agent Maya Miller on Ozark and as Grace on Jessica Jones, both on Netflix.

Finally, Brandon Micheal Hall plays the role of John Nevins. He is known for his screen acting career, having held lead roles in the ABC sitcom The Mayor and the CBS comedy-drama God Friended Me, as well as a recurring role on the HBO Max dark comedy Search Party.

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Zach Bencal

Zach Bencal in Aladdin

Zach Bencal will assume the role of the merchant Babkak in Aladdin on Broadway, which he first performed in the show’s national tour beginning in 2017. He is an alum of the Hartt School of Music, holding a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre, and he first performed in New York in an Off-Broadway production of The Civil War. Before Aladdin, he first went on a national tour of the musical Henry & Mudge, which premiered in New York off Broadway in 2006. On the creative side, Bencal also served as the musical director for the 2014 Off-Broadway production of The Anthem!