Wave a grand old flag for our July birthdays!
Sparkling this month are the performers, directors, playwrights, and other theatre artists who celebrate their birthdays in bursts of fireworks. July is a dandy month to commemorate all the Yankee Doodles who have unfurled their talents on Broadway. We're making sure all the world hears us sing "Happy Birthday!"
On July 1, it's all glory for Terrence Mann (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Twyla Tharp (Come Fly Away, Movin' Out).
Somebody will light the candles on July 2 for Grey Henson (Shucked, Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon).
July 3 is a triple-threat birthday with Audra McDonald (Ohio State Murders, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill), Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song and Dance), and Tom Stoppard (Leopoldstadt, Travesties, Arcadia) all celebrating.
It's for Tracy Letts (The Minutes, All My Sons, Linda Vista) and the late Neil Simon (Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Brighton Beach Memoirs) we sing on July 4.
Every chair at every table will be full on July 6 as we celebrate Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon).
Paulo Szot (& Juliet, South Pacific, Chicago) will be feeling confident on July 7 as he breaks free into a new year.
Get ready to celebrate Jeremy Pope (The Collaboration, Ain't Too Proud, Choir Boy) and Brandon Uranowitz (Leopoldstadt, Burn This, The Band's Visit) on July 9.
We'll want to celebrate David Ives (Venus in Fur, Finian's Rainbow) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) for days and days after their July 11 birthday.
We shall dance on July 12 as we celebrate Rachel Brosnahan (The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, The Big Knife) and Oscar Hammerstein II (The King and I, Carousel, Show Boat).
July 13 is for recognizing those who have spent their life in the theatre, with Patrick Stewart (No Man's Land, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth), Jason Danieley (Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Visit, Next to Normal), and Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde, Aida) all celebrating.
It will be loverly to celebrate Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady, Freestyle Love Supreme, She Loves Me), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Topdog / Underdog) & Scott Foley (The Thanksgiving Play, The Violet Hour) on July 15.
We'll be crying salty teardrops of joy on July 16 as Tony Kushner (Caroline, or Change, Angels in America) and Fatboy Slim (Here Lies Love) celebrate their birthday.
Shout, "Happy Birthday," to Ephraim Sykes (Ain't Too Proud, Hamilton, Motown The Musical) on July 17.
Lillias White (Hadestown, Fela!, Chicago), Myles Frost (MJ The Musical), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton), and Kevin Cahoon (Shucked, The Wedding Singer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) will all be livin' it up on top all day July 21.
Suddenly, it will be Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and Adam Godley's (Once Upon a One More Time, The Lehman Trilogy) July 22 birthday.
July 23 is Daniel Radcliffe's (Merrily We Roll Along, The Lifespan of a Fact, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) time to shine as he celebrates his birthday.
Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Promises, Promises), Michael John LaChiusa (Marie Christine, The Wild Party), and Daniel J. Watts (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Hamilton) are sure to be popular on July 24.
On July 26, play all seventy-six trombones in celebration of Helen Mirren (Freestyle Love Supreme, The Audience, Dance of Death) and Santo Loquasto (The Music Man, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, The Iceman Cometh)
We'll be singing a song about Ari’el Stachel (The Band's Visit) on his July 29 birthday.
We're happy for Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo, Anything Goes, The Odd Couple) as she celebrates her birthday on July 30.
Finally, on July 31 we'll be dancing together to celebrate Oskar Eustis (Here Lies Love, Fat Ham, Ain't No Mo') on his special day.