Ten Musicians Who Did Time On Broadway
Broadway has been known to make both actors and singers into legends. However, due to what is known as stunt casting -- which is essentially gimmickry in order to gain ticket sales -- some musicians have headed to Broadway, if only for a short period of time. Here are some of the musical artists from various genres that have heeded the call of the Great White Way.
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10. Sebastian Bach
For a man known for having a rather larger-than-life personality and, it seemed well-fitting that the former Skid Row frontman would play the title role of Jekyll and Hyde in Jekyll and Hydefor six months in 2000. Bach also took on the role of Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show in 2001.
9. Nick Jonas
Before he was known as a member of the Jonas Brothers band and Nick Jonas and the Administration, Jonas was a musical theater actor. Since age 7, he's starred in Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast as well as served as a replacement most recently in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepoint Finch. For someone who is only nearing 20, that's pretty accomplished.
8. Billie Joe Armstrong
Though American Idiot is based off a Green Day album of the same name, that didn't stop lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong from fulfilling the role of St. Jimmy. Though he only played the role for 50 performances, it is probably the performance that most theatergoers that aren't your typical Green Day fans that will forever mark Armstrong in the theater community.