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From a Sondheim muse to a Beautiful composer-lyricist—happy birthday to Broadway's brightest born in February.

What do Off-Broadway's current President Lincoln, 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 InchChicago) kicks off the month, ringing in another year on February 1. 

February 2 is a triple-threat of a birthday, with Elaine Stritch (A Little Night MusicPal Joey), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), and Eden Espinosa (soon to be seen in Lempicka on Broadway) all celebrating. 

Nathan Lane (Pictures from HomeGary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus) and Ann Harada (Into the Woods, 9 to 5) share a February 3 birthday.

Conrad John Schuck (Nice Work if You Can Get ItAnnie), Jonathan Larson (Rent), and Jason Veasey (A Strange LoopThe Lion King) celebrate on February 4. 

Soon to be seen Off-Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors is Darren Criss (American Buffalo, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), whose birthday is February 5. Laura Linney, (Summer, 1976, My Name is Lucy Barton), Jason Gotay (Bring it On The Musical), and Spamalot's 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. 

"Sweets to the sweet" Eddie Izzard on February 7 as she celebrates her birthday. This is also 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 (CabaretSpamalotNew York, New York).

Sherie Rene Scott (The Front PageThe Little Mermaid), casting director Bernard "Bernie" Telsey (whose work keeps Broadway favorites gilded), and William Jackson Harper (while best known for television's The Good Place, will be returning to the Main Stem in Uncle Vanya this spring) are birthday triplets on February 8. 

Beautiful composer-lyricist, Carole King, and performers Mia Farrow (Love LettersGetting Away with Murder), Judith Light (Thérèse RanquinOther Desert Cities), and Montego Glover (Into the WoodsMemphis) were all born on February 9. 

Director Kenny Leon (who is directing Roundabout's revival of Home this spring), and Uzo Aduba (most recently seen in Clyde's), share a February 10 birthday. 

February 13 is our Galentine Stockard Channing's birthday (It's Only a PlayOther Desert Cities, and the film Grease).

Florence Henderson (Oklahoma! and television's The Brady Bunch), Gregory Hines (Jelly's Last Jam), Danai Gurira (EclipsedJone Turner's Come and Gone), and Renée Fleming (CarouselMy Love Letter to Broadway, and The Metropolitan Opera's The Hours) get all the love on February 14. 

Choreographer Bill T. Jones (Paradise SquareSpring Awakening) and performer Olga Merediz (In the Heights) share a February 15th birthday. 

February 16 is a special day for Kara Lindsay (Beautiful The Carole King MusicalWicked), John Tartaglia (Shrek The MusicalAvenue Q), and Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island). 

Conrad Ricamora (currently portraying President Abraham Lincoln in Off-Broadway's Oh, Mary!The King and I) celebrates his birthday on February 17. 

Christopher Sieber (The PromShrek the Musical) is in good Company, sharing his birthday with Susan Egan (Thoroughly Modern MillieCabaret) and this spring's Patriots' Rupert Goold (Ink, American Psycho) on February 18.

Playwright Theresa Rebeck (I Want ThatBernhardt/HamletDead Accounts) should pen a meaningful birthday card each February 19 to her birthday buddy Jeff Daniels (To Kill a MockingbirdGod of Carnage).

Wishing a Beautiful February 20 to performers Jessie Mueller (The Minutes, Carousel, Waitress), Sidney Poitier (A Raisin in the Sun), Sandy Duncan (Finding NeverlandChicagoPeter Pan), and choreographer Gillian Lynne (CatsThe Phantom of the Opera). 

February 21 is a big day for birthdays, with Christine Ebersole (War PaintGrey GardensOklahoma!), Rue McClanahan (WickedThe Women), Tyne Daly (upcoming in DoubtGypsyIt Shoulda Been You), Alan Rickman (SeminarPrivate Lives), Andréa Burns (The Rose TattooIn the HeightsBeauty and the Beast), Corbin Bleu (most recently Off-Broadway in Little Shop of HorrorsKiss Me KateGodspellIn the Heights), and Tituss Burgess (Guys and DollsThe Little MermaidJersey Boys) all blowing out candles. 

Performers Ellen Greene (Little Shop of HorrorsThreepenny OperaThe Little Prince and the Aviator), Lea Salonga (the West End's Old Friends and Broadway's Here Lies Love), and Marni Nixon (NineFollies) share a February 22 birthday. 

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 (FrozenAvenue Q) have in common! They also celebrate their birthday on the same day, February 23.

"Hold, Monsters!" on February 24 when composer, musician, and lyricist Rupert Holmes (Roundabout's upcoming revival of The Pirates of PenzanceThe Mystery of Edwin Drood) celebrates his birthday.

Priscilla Lopez (The Skin of Our TeethGrand HorizonsIn the Heights) turns another year older on February 26. 

We will all sing "Happy Birthday" to Josh Groban (Sweeney ToddFreestyle 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 (FalsettosThe 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 RoofA 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.

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