What does Broadway's current Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rent's composer/lyricist/playwright, and a violet-eyed eight-time bride have in common? They were all born in the month of February!
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February boasts an incredible number of Broadway birthdays. From casting directors to choreographers, actors who transitioned from stage to screen or screen to stage, here is a list of some of the artists celebrating their birthday in February.
Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago) kicks off the month, ringing in another year on February 1.
Soon to be seen on Broadway in Summer, 1976 is Laura Linney, whose birthday is on February 5. Darren Criss (American Buffalo, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Jason Gotay (Bring it On The Musical), and Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) will also celebrate their birthdays on the 5th of the month.
Kathy Najimy (Broadway's Dirty Blonde, and one of our beloved Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters) puts a spell on February 6, claiming it all her own.
February 7 is a special day for performers Chris Rock (The Motherfucker with the Hat) and James Spader (Race), composer Eubie Blake (Shuffle Along), and producer and theatre executive Jack Viertel.
Sherie Rene Scott (The Front Page, The Little Mermaid), and casting director Bernard Telsey are birthday twins on February 8.
Beautiful composer-lyricist, Carole King, and performers Mia Farrow (Love Letters, Getting Away with Murder), Judith Light (Thérèse Ranquin, Other Desert Cities), and Montego Glover (Into the Woods, Memphis) were all born on February 9.
February 13 is our Galentine Stockard Channing's birthday (It's Only a Play, Other Desert Cities, and the film Grease).
Conrad Ricamora (The King and I) celebrates his birthday on February 17.
Wishing a Beautiful February 20 to performers Jessie Mueller (The Minutes, Carousel, Waitress), Sidney Poitier (A Raisin in the Sun), Sandy Duncan (Finding Neverland, Chicago, Peter Pan), and choreographer Gillian Lynne (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera).
February 21 is a big day for birthdays, with Christine Ebersole (War Paint, Grey Gardens, Oklahoma!), Rue McClanahan (Wicked, The Women), Tyne Daly (Gypsy, It Shoulda Been You), Alan Rickman (Seminar, Private Lives), Andréa Burns (The Rose Tattoo, In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast), Corbin Bleu (Kiss Me Kate, Godspell, In the Heights), and Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys) all blowing out candles.
The Book of Mormon isn't all that performer Josh Gad (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and book-writer/ composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (Frozen, Avenue Q) have in common! They also celebrate their birthday on the same day, February 23.
Priscilla Lopez (The Skin of Our Teeth, Grand Horizons, In the Heights) turns another year older on February 26.
We will all sing "Happy Birthday" to Broadway's current Demon Barber, Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd, Freestyle Love Supreme, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Heléne Yorke (American Psycho, Bullets Over Broadway, Grease), and Elizabeth Taylor (The Little Foxes, Private Lives) on February 27.
On February 28, our finale for this month, Sondheim muse Bernadette Peters (Hello Dolly!, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) celebrates her birthday alongside William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Seth Rudetsky (Grease, The Ritz, Disaster!), Tommy Tune (Nine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), and Zero Mostel (Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).
If you were born in February and want to see what's written in the stars for you this month, check out Playbill's February horoscopes.