Jackie Burns, whose Broadway credits include the revival of Hair and the new musical If/Then, is currently starring as the misunderstood, not-so-wicked witch Elphaba in the New York company of the international hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.
Here, the actor, who boasts a thrillingly powerful belt, details the Broadway performances that most affected her as part of the audience.
Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen and Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple
What can I say about these two performances that hasn't already been said? I will remember and continue to be inspired by their work for years to come!
Bernadette Peters and Jessie Mueller in anything
I am in complete awe of these two women. They are geniuses in my book.
Rhondi Reed in August: Osage County
Her performance (and this show) blew me away, and now I get to share the stage with her eight times a week. I am a very lucky girl!
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked
I saw the show when I first graduated college with my parents, and the feeling I had after watching those two women is something I will never forget.
Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie
The true triple threat!
Heather Headley in Aida
The beauty, grace, intensity, and passion in her performance still sits with me.
The cast of Hamilton
Just epic magic!
The cast of Hair
Getting to be a part of creating love and joy on stage with that special group of people is something I will treasure forever!