Tra la! It's May!
In bloom this month are the performers, directors, playwrights, and other theatre artists who celebrate their birthdays among the flowers. May is a blissful month for a host of talent who have brought life to frivolous whims on Broadway. All the world is brimming with fun as they begin a new year.
And for those of you wondering what will become of your wicked little thoughts, let this month's horoscopes help you determine whether you'll be wholesome or "un." It's Taurus and Gemini season!
Hello, Kate Baldwin! Celebrating her birthday on May 2, Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Big Fish, Thoroughly Modern Millie) is sure to have a thoroughly wonderful day.
Currently staring in the Broadway revival of Camelot is our May 3 birthday, Taylor Trensch (To Kill a Mockingbird, Hello, Dolly!, Dear Evan Hansen). Here's hoping his day is full of simple joys!
Roger Rees (The Addams Family, Uncle Vanya) celebrates his birthday on May 5. We're happy sad to be celebrating the late director of Peter and the Starcatcher this May.
May 6 is a triple threat day! The late stage and screen multi-hyphenate Orson Welles (Moby Dick, King Lear, Native Son), Broadway's original Tina, Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along, Bring it On the Musical), and a member of the Evan Hansen club, Noah Galvin (Waitress), all share a birthday on this day.
The late, great Oscar Hammerstein II has a May 8 birthday. The lyricist certainly did something good for the musical theatre canon, penning unforgettable songs in musicals such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music.
Playwrights Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) and Katori Hall (Tina, The Mountaintop) are May 10 top dogs.
Bring out the razzle dazzle for Charlotte d'Amboise on May 11. Most recently seen on Broadway in Chicago, d'Amboise has also starred in Pippin, A Chorus Line, and Sweet Charity.
It's today! The late golden girl Bea Arthur (Threepenny Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Mame) celebrates her birthday on May 13.
On May 16, we're carrying the banner for Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Mary Poppins, Tuck Everlasting, Newsies the Musical), who celebrates his birthday on this day.
Let's have some fun now for Howard Ashman (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and the late Bob Saget (Hand to God, The Drowsy Chaperone) on their May 17 birthday.
On May 18, we wear pink in celebration of Tina Fey (Mean Girls, Freestyle Love Supreme) and the late Robert Morse (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Front Page).
Playwright Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun) celebrates her birthday on May 19. The late author's work The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window is currently running on Broadway.
We're writing love letters to Lea DeLaria (POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, My Love Letter to Broadway) on May 23 as the actor turns another year older.
Omigod you guys! May 24 is all about Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Beetlejuice, Legally Blonde, Something Rotten!).
How wonderful to be celebrating Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent) and Tonya Pinkins (Holler If Ya Hear Me, Caroline, Or Change) on May 30.
Burn birthday candles for Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Camelot, Into the Woods) as she celebrates her birthday May 31.