Instagram Idols: BroadwayWorld's 100 Must-Follow Instagram Profiles in 2019
Instagram users, listen up!
Below, we take a closer look at 100 Instagram profiles you should add to your feed as we close out the year, accounts noted for stellar content in 2018 and hints as to more excitement to come in 2019. By no means, however, could this list include all of our favorite creatives, industry representatives, and theatrical performers.
Read on for 100 profiles we think you should give the "follow" as you set off fireworks, reminisce on your favorite Broadway memories, and enter the New Year.
A true "gifted" performer in her own right, Aisha Jackson is currently the standby for Princess Anna in Frozen on Broadway.
Alex Wyse most recently appeared on Broadway as Ogie in Waitress. His other stage credits include Spring Awakening, Ride the Cyclone, Wicked, and Bare.
A post shared by Alex Wyse (@alexjwyse) on Dec 6, 2018 at 12:51pm PST
A voice unlike any other. A remarkable sense of style to match. This is Alex Newell, best known for masterful performances in the revival of Once on This Island and on television's Glee.
She's a spunky newcomer currently understudying Glinda on the National Tour of Wicked - and her adorable, behind-the-scenes account of her life on tour promises big smiles and fun.
A post shared by Allison Bailey (@allisonbailey) on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:21am PST
Andrew Barth Feldman
He's Broadway's newest Evan Hansen... and he's still in high school! Follow this sixteen year-old before his stardom truly takes off.
?: @nathanjohnsonny In February 2017, Waving Through A Window was released ahead of the rest of the cast album. I didn't know anything about Dear Evan Hansen, but I listened to that song on repeat, showing it to people who hadn't heard it, discussing it with people who had. I went to my first Project Broadway meeting a few days later and said to @marctumminelli, "I hope this show flops so that I can sing this song in every audition," to which he replied, "You want it to succeed so that you can be in it." I saw the show with @mbtink53 in previews pretty soon after that and was in a state of shock. My family asked me how it was, and I just said, "I don't want to talk about it." The show, the character, hit me in a very real and very important place. I had new determination. I put Evan at the very tippy top of my dream role list. Evan was something inside of me that I needed to fish out, so I started fishing. Then came the Jimmy Awards. I had new tools and new confidence in myself. I didn't know what exactly would come out of it, but it was exactly the reaffirmation I needed at that time in my life. I got the email that they wanted me to audition. "This is what you've been waiting for," I said to myself. "You've thought a lot about this, and you've figured out what to do." Only I hadn't. My Evan at that point was nothing but fabricated twitches and angst. I took a step back and remembered what I learned at the Jimmys. I needed to trust myself, trust the words, and trust that Evan was somewhere inside of me. Suddenly, Evan wasn't some intangible concept. Evan was a part of me. I'm not saying that I've figured Evan out completely in any world. I'm cracking open a new shell every day, realizing something about him that I hadn't already, and this is even before we really get into rehearsal. But it isn't script analysis, it's more like meeting myself for the first time. This is my singular greatest dream. I am making my Broadway debut as my very tippy top dream role at the age of 16. That's a dream sentence and this is a dream life. Thank you to anyone who has ever put any faith in me to do anything ever. You know who you are, and you got me here. #YouWillBeFound
A post shared by Andrew Barth Feldman (@andrewbfeldman_) on Nov 12, 2018 at 7:12am PST
A beloved name of stage and screen, known for his roles in the likes of Newsies and Tuck Everlasting, Andrew Keenan-Bolger also has an expert talent of photography and editing - both displayed beautifully on his teal-endowed Instagram.
She's a powerhouse vocalist, dancer, and all-around performer - plus, she runs an inspiring and aesthetically pleasing profile. This is Tony nominee Ariana DeBose, Hamilton's original "Bullet" and one of the three leading ladies of The Donna Summer Musical.
A post shared by Ariana DeBose (@arianadebose) on Dec 21, 2018 at 4:44am PST
Ashley de la Rosa
A post shared by Ashley de la Rosa (@ashdelarosa) on Oct 21, 2018 at 9:43am PDT
Ashley Loren is a solo recording artist, touring vocalist, and Broadway baby. This multi-hyphenate has been seen on screen in This Is Us, Saturday Night Live, and American Idol. She's toured the world as a vocalist with Carly Ray Jepsen.
Ashley Park has been seen on Broadway in The King and I and Sunday in the Park with George. Today, she stars in her Tony-nominated turn as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls.
A post shared by Ashley Park (@ashleyparklady) on Dec 4, 2018 at 9:23am PST
Barrett Wilbert Weed
She originated the role of Veronica Sawyer in the musical adaptation of the cult classic, Heathers. Now, she stars as Janis Ian in a remarkable turn on Broadway in Mean Girls, hitting incredibly impressive notes eight times a week.
A post shared by Barrett Wilbert Weed (@barrettweed) on Dec 2, 2018 at 8:55am PST
The Broadway Botanist designs plants and other arrangements for stars of the stage and, often, for their dressing rooms and homes. Follow along for a gorgeous profile of clean colors and inspiring greenery.
Fall Planter Planting!!! It was a beautiful sunny day too ?Thank you @ioanaalfonso, from @wicked_musical, for the opportunity to beautify ? AND special thanks to @colby_q, former #dancecaptain of #wicked, for lending a helping hand ! Turns out he is a natural ?? #fall #mums #hollytree #decorativekale #peatmoss #topsoil #till #earthworms #compost #organic #plantology #plantdesigner #plantwhisperer #broadwaybotanist #broadway #natureninja #spreadjoy #plantlady #happyneighbors @brooklynplantology thanks for the beautiful plants ?
A post shared by b r o ad w a y b o t an i s t (@broadwaybotanist) on Nov 1, 2018 at 3:55pm PDT
Broadway Princess Party
It's Laura Osnes' official account for her touring Princess Party concert series! Also hosted by stars Susan Egan and Courtney Reed, the Broadway Princess Party always promises lighthearted fun and inspiring ballads.
A year ago today - Three Broadway princesses, their fairy Godfairy, their prince, and some royal friends took @disneyland by storm. All the magical impromptu photoshoots ensued and all the magical memories were made!
A post shared by Broadway Princess Party (@bwayprincesspty) on Dec 15, 2018 at 9:15pm PST
Our Queen Elsa of Frozen is Caissie Levy - and her epic voice deserves the title of our Broadway Queen. How she continually "options up" during "Let It Go" and "Monster," we will never know. We bow down to you, Caissie Levy.
A post shared by Caissie Levy (@caissielevy) on Oct 17, 2018 at 7:56am PDT
Star of Broadway's latest hit, The Prom, the talented Caitlin Kinnunen is no stranger to the stage; she also has appeared on Broadway in Bridges of Madison County and Spring Awakening.
Our @vanityfair article is OUT! ?Link in bio! Amazing article by @hilary_weaver with photos by @ladymargit. And special thanks to @kennethcole / @mr_kennethcole for our entire ensemble ? #theprommusical #vanityfair #kennethcole
A post shared by Caitlin Kinnunen (@caitlin.kinnunen) on Dec 19, 2018 at 3:50pm PST
Carrie St. Louis
She's been a Glinda, a Sherrie, an Annette, and now a Lauren! Carrie St. Louis remains a belle of Broadway, and we are ready for her new adventures in 2019!
A post shared by Carrie St. Louis (@carriestlouis) on Dec 21, 2018 at 1:55pm PST
Wicked veteran Catherine Charlebois is one of the most stylish theater bloggers out there! We adore her sense of fashion, fun, and dog-mom-greatness.
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