With so many beautiful, talented, and passionate people performing on stage, it’s no wonder that romances abound in theater. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we made a list of our favorite Broadway couples. So snuggle up to your special someone and enjoy the romance of Broadway:
Idina Menzel and Taye DiggsAfter performing together in the original production of Rent, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs took their relationship to the next level. They were married in 2003 and had a son in 2009. Unfortunately, the couple announced their split last December. They had been married for 10 years (Playbill).
Neil Patrick Harris and David BurtkaThis famous couple never acted together on stage, but both are Broadway veterans. When they met, both Harris and Burtka were performing in the Sam Mendes versions of Cabaret and Gypsy, respectively. They now have two children and plan to get married in the near future (OUT Magazine)
Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Audra McDonald and Will Swenson met when they performed together in 110 in the Shade. Initially, Swenson was an understudy, but when he finally took over the lead role, he starred opposite of McDonald and there was undeniable chemistry between them. They have been happily married since October 2012. (Playbill)
Kevin Burrows and Christopher SieberIn 2000, the stars aligned for Kevin and Christopher. Both were performing in Beauty and the Beast, with Burrows as Gaston and Sieber as The Fork, and have been a couple ever since. They said “I do” on Thanksgiving Day in 2011. (Huffington Post)
Debra Messing and Will ChaseWhile they didn’t meet on stage, Broadway still brought this happy couple together. Debra Messing and Will Chase met on the set of Smash, a TV show that shows a backstage look at life on Broadway. Currently, they are still dating. (Playbill)
Jenifer Foote and Tracy GeltmanThe glitz, glam, and face-melting guitar in Rock of Ages brought this couple together. Jenifer Foote and Tracy Geltman met through the 2010 Broadway production, where Geltman was the show’s company manager and Foote was the dance captain. Now, they live together in New York City. (Huffington Post)
Ace Young and Diana DegarmoThis couple got engaged on American Idol, but the sparks first flew on the set of Hair. Now, they live in Los Angeles after tying the knot last June. Starting March 4th, the newlyweds will star in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, which makes its debut right here at PlayhouseSquare! To see the Broadway couple perform from March 4-16, get your tickets now! (Huffington Post)
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Who are your favorite Broadway couples? Are you excited to see Ace and Diana live in Cleveland?