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Ann Sanders

 
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Bio:
Ann most recently originated the role of Queen Iduna in Disney Theatricals’ Frozen on Broadway. She has the honor of being the first Asian American performer to play Anna Leonowens in The King and I and Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her other Broadway credits include Dear Evan ... (read complete bio)
 
Ann Sanders Headshot

Bio:
Ann most recently originated the role of Queen Iduna in Disney Theatricals’ Frozen on Broadway. She has the honor of being the first Asian American performer to play Anna Leonowens in The King and I and Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her other Broadway credits include Dear Evan ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ensemble [Replacement]
Queen Iduna [Replacement]
Queen Iduna
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Bucks County Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2017
Mrs. Corn
  [Regional (US)]
Denver Center Pre-Broadway Engagement, 2017
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Cynthia Murphy [Replacement]
Cynthia Murphy [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Madame Aung
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
Anne (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2009
Christmas Eve [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Christmas Eve [Replacement]
Christmas Eve (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Townsperson, Enchanted Object [Replacement]
Belle [Replacement]
Belle (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Townsperson [Replacement]
Enchanted Object [Replacement]
Townsperson, Enchanted Object [Replacement]
Belle [Replacement]
Belle [Replacement]
Belle (Understudy) [Replacement]

Ann Sanders Biography

Ann most recently originated the role of Queen Iduna in Disney Theatricals’ Frozen on Broadway. She has the honor of being the first Asian American performer to play Anna Leonowens in The King and I and Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her other Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Cynthia), If/Then (Cathy), with Idina Menzel, Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), and Leap of Faith. Off-Broadway she was seen in Plenty with Rachel Weisz at The Public Theater and Falsettoland (Trina), at the Vineyard Theatre. Internationally she made her debut as Ellen in Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon. Regional shows include Allegiance with George Takei, Hair, Shrek, Carousel. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall. Television appearances include The Good Fight, Evil, Madam Secretary, New Amsterdam, Instinct, Elementary, Unforgettable, FBI, All My Children, As The World Turns and Johnny and The Sprites. 





Ann Sanders News

Photos: First Look at Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, Jordan Donica & More in Rehearsals Photo Photos: First Look at Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, Jordan Donica & More in Rehearsals for CAMELOT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Get a first look inside rehearsals for Lerner & Loewe's Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater, featuring Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, Jordan Donica and more.

Dakin Matthews, Taylor Trensch, Fergie Philippe, and More Join the Cast of CAMELOT Photo Dakin Matthews, Taylor Trensch, Fergie Philippe, and More Join the Cast of CAMELOT
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2023

Further casting has been announced for Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater! Learn more about the cast here, as well as how to purchase tickets for the upcoming production!

Photos: Inside THE MUSIC MAN's Final Curtain Call with Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster &  Photo Photos: Inside THE MUSIC MAN's Final Curtain Call with Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster & Company
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 16, 2023

Yesterday, January 15, 2023, The Music Man took its final bow at the Winter Garden Theatre following 46 previews and 373 regular performances. Check out photos from inside the big night!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to The Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to The Green Room 42 This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, January 23rd at The Green Room 42 at 7pm.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from SIX THE MUSICAL; & JULIET;  KIMBERLY AKIMBO; ALMOST FAMOUS; MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG; KINKY BOOTS and BAT OUT OF HELL.  

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, a Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  

THE MUSIC MAN Cast Recording to be Released This Friday Photo THE MUSIC MAN Cast Recording to be Released This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

The official cast recording of the Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, will be released this Friday, September 23 at 10 AM ET.

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway Photo Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 19, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, played its final Broadway performance on September 18, 2022. Check out photos of the cast taking their final Broadway bows!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from INTO THE WOODS; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; PARADISE SQUARE; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; ROCK OF AGES and THE BEDWETTER.

Mets Manager Buck Showalter is 'Mesmerized' By Broadway's THE MUSIC MAN Photo Mets Manager Buck Showalter is 'Mesmerized' By Broadway's THE MUSIC MAN
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 15, 2022

New York Mets manager Buck Showalter expressed fascination with Broadway during a recent press conference after seeing The Music Man.

Ann Sanders Videos

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE

by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

Watch Sutton Foster on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan discussing her current Broadway run in The Music Man. She discussed her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, which they call 'carpet chats,' in which they sit down and talk before every performance. Foster also touched on her love of crafting and why she considers herself to be a 'pro-crocheter.'

VIDEO: Gaten Matarazzo Talks Returning to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THE TONIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Gaten Matarazzo Talks Returning to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Jun 30, 2022

Watch Gaten Matarazzo sit down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his return to Broadway as Jared in Dear Evan Hansen, the latest season of Stranger Things and how the show made Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' go viral.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY

by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Sutton Foster appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss starring on Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman in The Music Man. In the new interview, Foster also discusses returning to the role of 'Reno Sweeney' in Anything Goes, her crocheting skills, and more. Watch the full segment now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway

by Opening Night - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you to the curtain call and after party below!

VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman Perform 'Ya Got Trouble' in THE MUSIC MAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman Perform 'Ya Got Trouble' in THE MUSIC MAN

by Show Highlights - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the Broadway revival of The Music Man opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, starring Tony-winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Watch a clip of Hugh Jackman performing 'Ya Got Trouble.'

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Releases Holiday Video from the Winter Garden Theatre to Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Releases Holiday Video from the Winter Garden Theatre to Broadway

by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

'Humbled and Inspired' star of stage and screen Hugh Jackman (now back on the boards in The Music Man) has released a holiday message to the Broadway community, straight from the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway where the show recently began previews.

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Tributes Swings & Understudies as Kathy Voytko Fills in for Sutto Videoplay
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Tributes Swings & Understudies as Kathy Voytko Fills in for Sutton Foster

by BWW Special - Dec 24, 2021

Hugh Jackman paid tribute last night to the 'bedrock of Broadway' - understudies and swings while bringing forward Kathy Voytko who filled in for Sutton Foster on Thursday night in the Broadway show.

VIDEO: BTS Performs 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' for THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG Videoplay
VIDEO: BTS Performs 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' for THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG

by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020

Ryan Seacrest returns to host¬†a night of merry music and magic on ‚ÄúThe Disney Holiday Singalong,‚Ä̬†MONDAY, NOV. 30¬†(8:00-9:00 p.m. EST).¬†

VIDEO: FROZEN Ushers Create Love Letter to the Show Videoplay
VIDEO: FROZEN Ushers Create Love Letter to the Show

by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Frozen will not be re-opening when Broadway returns from its shutdown. In honor of the show, the ushers at the St. James Theatre created a video, set to Let It Go.

VIDEO: See FROZEN's McKenzie Kurtz and Ciara Renee Perform the Television Debut of 'I Videoplay
VIDEO: See FROZEN's McKenzie Kurtz and Ciara Renee Perform the Television Debut of 'I Can't Lose You'

by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020

On Friday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Frozen on Broadway's new Anna and Elsa,  McKenzie Kurtz and Ciara Renée, performed the television debut of 'I Can't Lose You.' 


Ann Sanders Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ann Sanders been in?
Ann Sanders has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Ann Sanders been in?
Ann Sanders has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Ann Sanders's first West End show?
Ann Sanders's first West End show was Beauty and the Beast which opened in 1997

What is Ann Sanders next theatre project?
Ann Sanders's next show will be Camelot which opens on 4/13/2023 on Broadway.