Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MD Poll: Prima Donnas

The latest MD Poll is for all the theater enthusiasts out there, specifically those who appreciate ... nay, worship ... a good diva. Over the years, there has been plenty to choose from, but for the purposes of this ranking, we'll take a look at the most recent Broadway babes to catch our attention ... and applause:
  • Laura Bell Bundy: The original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, she was nominated for a Tony as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde - The Musical.
  • Kerry Butler: Another Hairspray alum (where she originated Penny), she has played Belle, Audrey and now Clio/Kira in Xanadu.
  • Kristin Chenoweth: Tony winner as Sally Brown, Tony nominee as Glinda, she is now known as Pushing Daisies star and Oscar show showstopper.
  • Christine Ebersole: Two-time Tony Award winner, for 42nd Street and her tour de force as Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens.
  • Sutton Foster: As Thoroughly Modern Millie, she was thoroughly Tony winning. Now in Young Frankenstein and next in Shrek The Musical.
  • Patti LuPone: The original Evita (Tony win), star of the hit revivals of Anything Goes and Sweeney Todd, it will soon be her turn as Rose in Gypsy.
  • Idina Menzel: From the bisexual Maureen in Rent to her Tony winning Wicked witch Elphaba to the big screen Enchanted, Idina rocks.
  • Audra McDonald: One of the few actresses to ever win four Tony Awards, she shines in both dramas (A Raisin in the Sun) and musicals (Ragtime).
  • Bernadette Peters: The last Broadway Rose, she was also The Goodbye Girl and the sharp-shootin', Tony winnin' Annie Get Your Gun.
  • Sherie RenĂ© Scott: Aida's original Amneris, she got Dirty for Rotten Scoundrels and is now under the sea as Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
Vote for your favorite in the poll located in the sidebar to your right, and check back in two weeks to see who will be crowned the biggest Broadway diva.

UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.

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