And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

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And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

What do romance, supernatural disappearances, dystopian futures, mutants, singing fairy tale characters, lawyers, scientists, and The Four Seasons all have in common? Broadway. Or at least Broadway talent! BWW has gathered together a group of up-and-coming stage stars currently making the transition to the big and small screens in all of these "genres".

From Tony winner Patina Miller making her big screen debut in the third and fourth installments of THE HUNGER GAMES franchise to KINKY BOOTS' Annaleigh Ashford taking up a regular slot on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, or the highly anticipated film adaptations of INTO THE WOODS and JERSEY BOYS, with Lilla Crawford and Billy Magnussen, plus TV pilots featuring ONCE's Cristin Milioti and Carlos Valdes, BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley and A TIME TO KILL's Sebastian Arcelus, we can't wait to see next season's screen lineup!

Scroll down to learn more about their roles, and be sure to let us know who you're most excited for, or who might not be on our list!


And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Patina Miller - THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Parts 1 & 2
Broadway Credits: PIPPIN (2013), SISTER ACT (2011-12)
About the Part: Miller will play District 8 rebel leader 'Commander Paylor' in Lionsgate's highly anticipated third and fourth installments of the series. The role marks the film debut for the actress and singer.
When to Watch: Theatrical release on November 21, 2014 (Part 1), November 20, 2015 (Part 2)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Evan Jonigkeit - X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Broadway Credits: THE SNOW GEESE (2013), HIGH (2011)
About the Part: Jonigkeit plays Mortimer Toynbee, also known as Toad - a mutant with a prehensile tongue and the ability to crawl across walls - who is a member of the supervillain group Brotherhood of Mutants.
When to Watch: Theatrical release on May 23, 2014

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Carrie Coon - HBO's LEFTOVERS
Broadway Credits: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (2012-13)
About the Part: Coon is set to play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who loses both husband and child when two percent of the world's population suddenly disappears.
When to Watch: 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Sebastian Arcelus - Cinemax Pilot BLANCO
Broadway Credits: A TIME TO KILL (2013), ELF (2010-11), JERSEY BOYS (2008-09; 2009-10), GOOD VIBRATIONS (2005), WICKED (2007), RENT
About the Part: Arcelus plays Andy Silver, Blanco's lawyer. Blanco, a confidential informant, double crosses law enforcement and uses their information to create his own uptown criminal empire.
When to Watch: Should it be picked up: 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Annaleigh Ashford - Upped to Series Regular on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX
Broadway Credits: KINKY BOOTS (2013-14), HAIR (2009-10), LEGALLY BLONDE (2007-08), WICKED (2007-08)
About the Part: Ashford will depart her Tony-nominated role in Kinky Boots on Broadway for her series regular role of Betty Dimello on Masters of Sex. Dimello, a young prostitute, takes work with Michael Sheen's Dr. Masters, who is researching how women fake orgasms.
When to Watch: Season Two airs in 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Carlos Valdes - The CW Pilot THE FLASH
Broadway Credits: ONCE (2013-14)
About the Part: Valdes is set to play Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius better known at Vibe, who can create sonic shock waves powerful enough to destroy concrete and steel, and who can disrupt the Speed Force, rendering him one of few characters who posess a challenge for the Flash.
When to Watch: Should it be picked up: 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Cristin Milioti - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, NBC Pilot A TO Z
Broadway Credits: ONCE (2012-13), CORAM BOY (2007), THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (2006)
About the Part: Milioti plays The Mother/The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella on the hit TV series How I Met Your Mother, a show told in flashbacks depicting Ted Mosby's search for love in New York City, and Zelda in A to Z, a TV movie currently in pre-production about a young couple's journey through romance.
When to Watch: How I Met Your Mother: currently on air, set to end March 31; A to Z - should it be picked up: 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014


Lilla Crawford - INTO THE WOODS
Broadway Credits: ANNIE (2012-13), BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL (2011-12)
About the Part: Crawford plays the spirited and clever Little Red Riding Hood in the upcoming film adaptation.
When to Watch: Theatrical release on December 25, 2014

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Billy Magnussen - INTO THE WOODS
Broadway Credits: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (2013), THE RITZ (2007)
About the Part: Magnussen will play Rapunzel's Prince, the younger brother of Cinderella's Prince, who will be played by Chris Pine.
When to Watch: Theatrical release on December 25, 2014

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014

Rory O'Malley - FX's BRADDOCK & JACKSON
Broadway Credits: THE BOOK OF MORMON (2011-13), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (2005)
About the Part: O'Malley plays Michael, a wisecracking office manager who works for the lawyers Allen Braddock and Marcus Jackson (played by Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, respectively).
When to Watch: July 2014 (exact date TBA)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014


John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda - JERSEY BOYS
Broadway Credits: Young - JERSEY BOYS (2005-2007; 2012; 2013); Bergen - AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER (1997); Lomenda - JERSEY BOYS National Tour
About the Movie: This film adaptation of the beloved story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi - the Four Seasons - from their humble beginnings in New Jersey to international stardom. The film version of the hit stage musical explores the lives behind the music loved by generations.
When to Watch: Theatrical release on June 20, 2014

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