By Kendall Buzzelli
In 1966, Cabaret was born. Over the past 50 years, this show has been seen on stage and on screen with numerous big-name casts. The show’s success has lead to some of our most popular actors and actresses performing its leading roles. Let’s take a look:
1. Emma Stone.
From Easy A to La La Land, Emma Stone has become America’s favorite actress. In the 2014 Broadway revival of Cabaret, Stone took the leading lady role of Sally Bowles.
2. Liza Minnelli.
Broadway queen and daughter of Wizard of Oz‘s Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli brought the role of Sally Bowles to the big screen in the 1972 film adaption. The film adaption was loosely based on the stage production, and Minnelli took home an Academy Award for Best Actress.
3. Neil Patrick Harris.
Is there anything NPH can’t do? Since his 2003 portrayal of the Emcee, he’s gone on to star in leading roles in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Sondheim’s Assassins.
4. Brooke Shields.
Brooke Shields is no stranger to Broadway after her starring roles in Grease, Chicago, and Wonderful Town. She played Sally Bowles in the 1998 revival.
5. Michael C. Hall.
Dexter fans will love to know that Cabaret was Michael C. Hall’s first Broadway show.
5. Judi Dench
Judi Dench has been in everything from Shakespeare plays to James Bond movies, so it’s not surprising she starred in the original West End production of Cabaret.
6. Molly Ringwald.
This Pretty in Pink star took the stage as none other than Miss Sally Bowles in 2001.
7. Alan Cumming.
Is there a more perfect casting than Alan Cumming as the Master of Ceremonies? Probably not. After three times playing the Emcee since 1994, Alan Cumming defines Cabaret. He won a Tony Award in 1998.
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