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Shoshana Bean's three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray, starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and most recently as Jenna in Waitress. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.

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Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023

Original Broadway Production, 2022
Susan Young

Encores! Off-Center Production, 2018

All-Female Concert Production, 2017
Judas Iscariot

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Jenna [Replacement]

[Chicago (Regional)]
Drury Lane Production, 2015
Cee Cee

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Elphaba [Replacement]

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles


Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]

Elphaba (Standby) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore


Matron (Understudy) [Replacement]

Prudy Pingleton (Understudy) [Replacement]

Gym Teacher (Understudy) [Replacement]

Velma Von Tussle (Understudy)

Tracy Turnblad (Understudy)

New York Concert, 2001

Off-Broadway Revival, 2000


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[2020]Bill & Ted Face the Music First Noble

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Shoshana Bean News

Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Join Broadway Inspirational Voices' Annual Event

The event will now feature special performances by some of Broadway's finest talents, including two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis and Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren, joining Emilie Kouatchou, Shoshana Bean, J Harrison Ghee, and more. Audra McDonald will be honored with the 2023 Inspiration Award.

Review: CHEYENNE JACKSON Makes Welcome Return To NYC In Stunning 54 Below Debut

This was one of the special ones, and there are three chances left to see Cheyenne.

Mamie Parris to Present SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Mamie Parris, star of Broadway’s Cats, School of Rock and more, in “Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride”. Learn how to purchase tickets!

54 SINGS BANDSTAND, Cheyenne Jackson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Check out the lineup of performances next week at 54 Below!

Listen: Jaime Lozano & The Familia's New Album SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT VOL. 2 Out Now

Concord Theatricals Recordings has released Songs By An Immigrant Vol. 2, the highly anticipated sophomore album by Jaime Lozano & The Familia, on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Luxury Performance Venue Midnight Theatre Opens This Month

One year since coming on the scene, the new, buzzed about performance venue in the heart of midtown, Midnight Theatre, has announced its Grand Opening date of September 22, 2023. Learn more about what's to come for this venue here!

Five-Night Pay-What-You-Wish Global Concert Series Welcomes Audiences to the New Perelman Performing Arts Center

Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC), the cultural cornerstone and final public element of the World Trade Center site, will open with its first public performance on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson to be Honored at the 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals will present the 2023 FNAM Benefit honoring Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson.

Cast and Creative Team Set For Alicia Keys' HELL'S KITCHEN, Plus Two Week Extension!

Complete casting and a two-week extension have been announced for the world premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN, a new musical with music and lyrics by 15-time Grammy Award winner Keys. Learn more about the musical, find out who will star, and get tickets here!

Photos: Inside the 2023 American Theatre Wing Gala

The American Theatre Wing 2023 Gala Celebration was held next Monday, September 11, 2023 at Cipriani. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

South Bay Music Association Presents FRANKENSTEIN: ALIVE IN CONCERT In Collaboration With Grand Vision Foundation

South Bay Wind Ensemble will begin its  2023/2024 season with 'Frankenstein: Alive in Concert' on October 28, 2023 at 7 p.m. The classic 1931 film has sound and dialog, but no music. So now, South Bay Winds are providing the music with a 2002 score by composer Michael Shapiro.

Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Tituss Burgess & More To Perform at American Theatre Wing 2023 Gala

Experience the magic of the AMERICAN THEATRE WING 2023 Gala featuring amazing performances by Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Tituss Burgess, and other talented artists on Monday, September 11, 2023.

Jessica Vosk, Kara Lindsay, & Elizabeth Teeter Lead Broadway-Aimed BEACHES Private Work Session

BroadwayWorld has learned that Jessica Vosk and Kara Lindsay led a private work session for the upcoming Beaches musical this week, ahead of a run at Theatre Calgary in Canada.

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler & More to Join Cheyenne Jackson's 54 Below Debut

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler, and more will be joining Cheyenne Jackson for his highly anticipated debut at 54 Below. Don't miss this star-studded lineup of talented performers as they deliver an unforgettable night of entertainment. Get all the details and book your tickets now!

Broadway Inspirational Voices Will Honor Ayodele Casel, Marc Shaiman, and Audra McDonald at Hope In Harmony: Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Event

On Monday, October 9, 2023, the Renowned Choir & National Nonprofit of Broadway Artists whose Mission is to Support and Strengthen Communities in Need through Arts, Education and Outreach Programming will Honor Ayodele Casel, Marc Shaiman and Audra McDonald

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

Photos: Sutton Foster Performs at Peju Winery as Part of Broadway and Vine's Summer 2023 Season

Broadway and Vine, pairing the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued this week with a sold-out performance by Sutton Foster (Younger, The Music Man, Anything Goes, Drowsy Chaperone, Violet, Shrek) on Wednesday. The two-time Tony Award winner was accompanied by Michael Rafter on the piano.  

Concord Music Publishing and Concord Theatricals Sign Composer Jaime Lozano

Discover the exciting partnership between Concord Music Publishing and Concord Theatricals as they sign composer Jaime Lozano. Learn how this exclusive deal will bring Lozano's music to stages worldwide, and why it's a game-changer for the industry.

BEACHES THE MUSICAL Will Make International Premiere at Theatre Calgary

The international premiere of Beaches the Musical as the final show of Theatre Calgary's upcoming 2023-24 season. Find out whats new about this newest version of the musical, which had previous runs in DC and Chicago.

J. Harrison Ghee, Steven Pasquale, Amber Gray, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL the 1994 iconic blockbuster book by John Berendt, which still holds a New York Times bestseller list record, is being developed into a new musical and will have an invitation only  industry reading on August 3rd and 4th, 2023 in New York City. Learn more about the musical, and find out who is starring in the reading, here!


Shoshana Bean's next show will be Hell's Kitchen which opens on 11/19/2023 on Off-Broadway.

Shoshana Bean has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Shoshana Bean has not appeared in the West End

Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night .

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