PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
29 Apr 2013

Annaleigh Ashford
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Annaleigh Ashford earns some of the biggest applause in the new musical Kinky Boots with her show-stopper "The History of Wrong Guys." Ashford's quirky performance as factory-girl Lauren takes takes the standard plot device of "love interest" to new comic heights. Her expressive "facial choreography" — as she fawns over oblivious leading man Stark Sands  — had our cheeks sore from laughing.