Why These Broadway Stars Love Backstage

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How did Jonathan Groff book his first professional gig? Where did Saycon Sengbloh get her first real headshots? How did Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. make his Broadway debut in “Rent” at age 17? If you answered “Backstage” to all of the above, you are correct!

In the video below, we asked several of Broadway’s most talented and accomplished artists about how Backstage benefited their careers—and led to eventual Tony Award nominations! Whether you browse our casting listings (in secret) like Adrienne Warren or read up on acting advice like Laura Benanti, the resources and information in Backstage will be there to help your artistic dreams become reality.

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Jack Smart
Jack Smart is the awards editor at Backstage, where he covers all things Emmy, SAG, Oscar, and Tony Awards. He also produces and hosts Backstage’s awards podcast “In the Envelope” and has interviewed some of the biggest stars of stage and screen.
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