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5) Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Notable Broadway Credits: IN THE HEIGHTS (Usnavi)

4) Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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Notable Broadway Credits: NEWSIES (Crutchie); MARY POPPINS (Robertson Ay, Replacement)

3) Audra McDonald

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Notable Broadway Credits: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS, 2012 Revival (Bess); 110 IN THE SHADE, 2007 Revival (Lizzie Curry); A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 2004 Revival (Ruth Younger); MARIE CHRISTINE (Marie Christine L'Adrese); RAGTIME (Sarah); MASTER CLASS (Sharon); CAROUSEL, 1994 Revival (Carrie Pipperidge)

2) Patti LuPone

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Notable Broadway Credits: GYPSY, 2008 Revival (Mama Rose); SWEENEY TODD, 2005 Revival (Mrs. Lovett); ANYTHING GOES, 1987 Revival (Reno Sweeney); LES MISERABLES, Original London Cast (Fantine); EVITA (Eva Perón)

1) Joel Grey

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Notable Broadway Credits: ANYTHING GOES, 2011 Revival (Moonface Martin); WICKED (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz); CABARET, 1987 Revival (Master of Ceremonies); THE GRAND TOUR (S. L. Jacobowsky); GEORGE M! (George M. Cohan); CABARET, Original Broadway Cast (Master of Ceremonies)

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