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Alexandra Billings

 
Bio:
Broadway: Wicked. Television: "The Conners," "Transparent," "Goliath," "How to Get Away With Murder," "Grey's Anatomy," "From Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story." Film: Paddleton, Valley of Bones. Theatre: S/He & Me, Seussical, Berlin Circle, A Doll's House, Trojan Women, Gypsy, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Wicked. Television: "The Conners," "Transparent," "Goliath," "How to Get Away With Murder," "Grey's Anatomy," "From Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story." Film: Paddleton, Valley of Bones. Theatre: S/He & Me, Seussical, Berlin Circle, A Doll's House, Trojan Women, Gypsy, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2018
Waxy Bush
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Alexandra Billings Biography

Broadway: Wicked. Television: "The Conners," "Transparent," "Goliath," "How to Get Away With Murder," "Grey's Anatomy," "From Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story." Film: Paddleton, Valley of Bones. Theatre: S/He & Me, Seussical, Berlin Circle, A Doll's House, Trojan Women, Gypsy, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Awards: HRC Visibility Award, TPA Award, the Rainbow Spirit Award, Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame, After Dark Award, Joseph Jefferson Award. Moderator, Transgender Awareness Month panel, the Obama White House, Washington, D.C. Professor of Theater Arts, USC. Viewpoints Associate, Steppenwolf Theatre. Married to high school sweetheart Chrisanne Blankenship-Billings.




Alexandra Billings News

Brittney Johnson Will Depart WICKED in February 2023 Photo Brittney Johnson Will Depart WICKED in February 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022

Brittney Johnson has announced her departure from Wicked. She will play her final performance as Glinda on February 12, 2023, she has announced on social media.

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by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2022

QUEEN TUT Loses Previously Confirmed Toronto Church Location Because of LGBTQ+ Conten Photo QUEEN TUT Loses Previously Confirmed Toronto Church Location Because of LGBTQ+ Content of the Film
by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022

The cast and crew of Queen Tut, a queer immigration tale, directed by Egyptian-Canadian up-and-coming filmmaker Reem Morsi (virgins!), starring Ryan Ali (The Hummingbird Project, SkyMed) in the titular role alongside SAG Award-nominee Alexandra Billings (Transparent) and Thom Allison (Pinecone & Pony, Coroner, Killjoys), moved to a new location.

VIDEO: First Look at Angelica Ross in Rehearsal For CHICAGO Photo VIDEO: First Look at Angelica Ross in Rehearsal For CHICAGO
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Angelica Ross will take on the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway next month. Ross makes her Broadway debut in the role beginning Monday, September 12, 2022. Ross has given an inside look into rehearsals with a video on her official Twitter account of the song 'Nowadays'.

Angelica Ross Will Play Roxie Hart in CHICAGO Beginning Next Month Photo Angelica Ross Will Play Roxie Hart in CHICAGO Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical¬†Chicago¬†will welcome actress and human rights advocate¬†Angelica Ross (‚ÄúPose,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAmerican Horror Story‚ÄĚ) making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Monday, September 12, 2022.

Ryan Ali Joins Alexandra Billings in QUEEN TUT Film Photo Ryan Ali Joins Alexandra Billings in QUEEN TUT Film
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

Ryan Ali (The Hummingbird Project, SkyMed) stars in the titular role alongside SAG Award-nominee Alexandra Billings (Transparent). Queen Tut is based on a script from Abdul Malik (Peace by Chocolate, Transplant), Kaveh Mohebbi (The Lake, The Communist’s Daughter, That’s My DJ), and Bryan Mark. 

Alexandra Billings to Perform at Daytime Emmys Trustees' Ball Photo Alexandra Billings to Perform at Daytime Emmys Trustees' Ball
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022

Presenters and stars scheduled to appear at the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony include Michael & Bianca Alexander (Conscious Living), Judge Frank Caprio (Caught in Providence), Daym Drops (Fresh, Fried & Crispy), Samantha Brown (Samantha Brown's Places to Love), Sophia Roe (Counter Space), Tina Knowles-Lawson (Talks with Mama Tina), and more.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael R, Jackson, Matt Doyle and More Hit the Stage for  Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael R, Jackson, Matt Doyle and More Hit the Stage for BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

The best of Broadway came together to salute love in all forms on May 23, 2022, singing and dancing in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at the first live performance of Broadway Backwards since 2019. View photos from Broadway Backwards here.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022 Adds Norm Lewis, Michael R. Jackson, Joaquina Kalukango, and  Photo BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022 Adds Norm Lewis, Michael R. Jackson, Joaquina Kalukango, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

More than a dozen of Broadway’s best have been added to the lineup performing songs from the musical theater canon through the lens of the LGBTQ+ experience at the in-person homecoming of Broadway Backwards, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s LGBT Community Center.

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Photo Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Tony/Grammy Winning Superstar Jennifer Holliday joins 'The Roundtable with Robert Bannon' Thursday May 12th at 7pm EST on 'The Roundtable' YouTube Channel. Holliday, famous for her portrayal of Effie in 'Dreamgirls' recently released a brand new single 'So In Love' now streaming on all streaming platforms.

Alexandra Billings Videos

VIDEO: Brittney Johnson Discusses Taking Over as 'Glinda' in WICKED on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Brittney Johnson Discusses Taking Over as 'Glinda' in WICKED on TODAY

by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

This morning, Brittney Johnson appeared on the Today Show to discuss being the first Black woman to take over the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. Johnson was surprised by original 'Glinda' Kristin Chenoweth, who sent in a congratulatory video message. She also appeared on NBC Nightly News to take viewers backstage at Wicked.

VIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED Videoplay
VIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2022

Thank goodness! This evening Brittney Johnson took her first bow as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway! Ms. Johnson is the first Black actress to assume the iconic role. 

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary

by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes at WICKED with Alexandra Billings and Riley Costello Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes at WICKED with Alexandra Billings and Riley Costello

by Nicole Rosky - Oct 30, 2021

Wicked has celebrated 18 years on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre, and today, for Wicked Day, cast members Alexandra Billings and Riley Costello are taking you behind the Emerald Curtain for a behind the scenes look at the show!

VIDEO: Go Inside WICKED's Re-Opening Night on Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside WICKED's Re-Opening Night on Broadway!

by Team BWW - Sep 15, 2021

Last night, Wicked was one of four beloved musicals to resume performances on Broadway, following a 18-month hiatus. To celebrate the occasion, composer Stephen Schwartz and original Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth, were on hand at the Gershwin Theatre. Watch as Kristin speaks to the crowd, the cast performs their opening number, and takes their first bows since March 2020.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

VIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERICA Welcomes HAMILTON, WICKED, & THE LION KING Back to Broadw Videoplay
VIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERICA Welcomes HAMILTON, WICKED, & THE LION KING Back to Broadway!

by Stage Tube - May 11, 2021

Hamilton isn't the only Broadway company collaborating on social justice initiatives ‚ÄĒ¬†Taylor said Disney Theatrical have partnered with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Black Theatre United, Black Theatre Coalition, to ‚Äúmake sure they‚Äôre actually supporting impactful systemic change‚ÄĚ and make sure Broadway comes back better than ever.

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Just last night, The York Theatre Company presented an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!, available to view on demand through April 21, 2021.

VIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting! Videoplay
VIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting!

by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2020

Are you showing up to vote on November 3? The cast of Wicked thinks you should! The company just released a music video about voting featuring special lyrics by award-winning Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman. The music video features original company members Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, alongside current Broadway and touring company members.


Alexandra Billings Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alexandra Billings been in?
Alexandra Billings has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Alexandra Billings been in?
Alexandra Billings has not appeared in the West End