By: Dec. 28, 2011
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2011 was nothing if not fruitful for Broadway's famous females. Sutton Foster won her second Tony. Brooke Shields, Kim Cattrall, Tyne Daly and more found their way back to the Great White Way after being gone too long. UK's First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, graced Broadway for only the second time in her career as the fearless "Carlotta Campion" in Follies. And, music icon Alicia Keyes fully initiated herself as the newest A-lister on the block.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - The Women of 2011 shines the light on the ladies onstage and off that made magic this year.

CLICK HERE   to view IN THE SPOTLIGHT - The Men of 2011!

All Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Whoopi Goldberg

Beth Leavel

Jan Maxwell

Nina Arianda

Patina Miller

Tyne Daly

Celia Keenan-Bolger

Bel Powley

Tammy Blanchard

Annabella Sciorra

Geraldine Hughes

Judith Light

Elaine Paige

Sutton Foster

Nikki M. James

Ellen Barkin

Edie Falco

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Kara DioGuardi

Bernadette Peters

Lily Rabe

Donna Murphy

Sarah Jessica Parker

Cady Huffman

Adriane Lenox

Brooke Shields

Linda Lavin

Angela Bassett

Meghan McGeary

Theresa Rebeck

Megan Hilty

Debra Messing

Bette Midler

Rachel Griffiths

Stockard Channing

Kim Cattrall

Hettienne Park

Jessie Mueller

Nikki Renee Daniels

Audra McDonald

Ann Reinking

Rosie Benton

Lynda R. Diamond

Condola Rashad

Tracie Thoms

Alicia Keys