The latest musical film from America, Tick, Tick…Boom! It is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial work. The movie has been inspired by Jonathan Larson’s musical of the same title. The screenplay has been credited to Steven Levenson and has stars like Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, and Alexandra Shipp.
The movie was released on Netflix on November 9 this year post which it had a limited theatrical airing on November 12. Overall the movie is being praised for direction, musical scores, and acting credits. But the movie is also in the news for its long list of cameos by known Broadway stars.
So be prepared for a not-so-short list of cameos!
Stephen Sondheim is famous for Broadway hits like Into the Woods, Company, West Side Story, Follies, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and others.
Luis Miranda, Jr.
He is the father of director Lin-Manuel Miranda and appears as the concierge in the film. He has also appeared in the director’s previous works.
Appears among the audience when Jonathan finally portrays Tick, Tick Boom!. Has also made his appearance in productions like The Lion King and Memphis and various television shows like Oz.
James C. Nicola
Along with Roger Bart, he can be seen in an almost unrecognizable portrayal in the opening number. He was New York Theater Workshop’s head at the time.
Famous for his roles in Revenge, Desperate Housewives, and shows like The Producers, Charlie Brown, and many others, Bart was accompanied by Nicola in the opening number as the diners.
She’s a playwriter, actor, and composer and is seen in other works like Alice by Heart, Natasha, etc.
Famous for co-writing the lyrics and composing the popular musical Hairspray. He is a lyricist and composer by profession.
There are few other cameo too as following
- Eisa Davis- Known for the role in Passing Strange as a Mother.
- Nick Blaemire- He wrote lyrics of the Broadway production The Glory Days.
- Matthew McCollum- Penned the musical The Ballad of Brightwater.
- Chuck Cooper- Popular for performance in musical The Life, won Tony for same.
- Howard McGillin- Best known for The Phantom of the Opera, in which he worked for almost a decade.
- Joel Grey- Won an Oscar for originating the character in Cabaret by the name Emcee.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda- The director himself is seen in the movie, and he makes sure he does it every single time!
- Brian Stokes Mitchell- Kiss Me, Kate star received a Tony for his performance on Broadway.
- André De Shields- Popular from the role of Hermes from Hadestown.
- Renée Elise Goldsberry- Bagged a Tony Award for her character of Angelica in Hamilton.
- Beth Malone- Famous for Broadway Fun Home, led her to Tony’s nomination.
- Phillipa Soo- Got Tony nomination for her part of Eliza in Hamilton.
- Phylicia Rashad- Popular for playing in The Cosby Show as Clair Huxtable and also received a Tony.
- Bernadette Peters is remembered for her outstanding performances in A Little Night Music, Gypsy, and Follies revivals. Other notable performances to her credit include movies like The Jerk, The Longest Yard, and shows like Smash, The Good Fight, Mozart in the Jungle, and others.
- Chita Rivera- Well, we have known her for the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story, and she has won Tony Awards three times.
- Bebe Neuwirth- Popular for her in Cheers as Dr. Lilith Sternin, Fraiser Crane’s wife and is also the recipient of two Tony Awards.
- Adam Pascal is famously known for the character Radames in Elton John and was also seen in Aida by Tim Rice. Recently, in Something Rotten! Revival he essayed the role of William Shakespeare.
- Daphne Rubin-Vega- Presently seen acting in the show Katy Keene on The CW and In The Heights movie adaptation.
- Wilson Jermaine Heredia- Seen in movies like Descent and Flawless and Broadway shows like La Cage aux Folles.
Various other cameos were also seen by Chad Beguelin, Eli Bolin, Shaina Taub, Alex Lacamoire, Jeanine Tesori, Matthew Sklar, Georgia Stitt, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, Amanda Green, Helen Park, Tom Kitt, Dave Malloy, Jaime Lozano, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Joe Iconis, Stephen Trask and Steven Levenson.