38 Musicals That Brought LGBTQIA+ Experiences to the Stage

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Playbill Pride   38 Musicals That Brought LGBTQIA+ Experiences to the Stage

Celebrate Playbill Pride with a look at some of the musicals that amplified LGBTQIA+ stories on stage.

LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple.
LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple. Paul Kolnik

Broadway has long been a home for the queer community, both providing a space for queer artists to share their work as well as a place to amplify queer stories. In celebration of Playbill Pride, take a look at some of the musicals that brought LGBTQIA+ stories to the stage.

38 Musicals That Brought the LGBTQIA+ Experience to the Stage

38 Musicals That Brought the LGBTQIA+ Experience to the Stage

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LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple.
LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in The Color Purple Paul Kolnik

John Tartaglia in Avenue Q.
John Tartaglia in Avenue Q Carol Rosegg

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Cast of Bare Joan Marcus

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<figure> 	      	     <img alt=Cabaret” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/709bc5c/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Ffe%2F32%2Fedff3a54427388fff00df01b8998%2Fproduction-photos-broadway-alan-cumming-06-hr.jpg” data-url=”6″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>
Alan Cumming in Cabaret Joan Marcus

George Hearn and Gene Barry with the cast of La Cage aux Folles.
George Hearn and Gene Barry with the cast of La Cage aux Folles Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

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Isabelle McCalla and Caitlin Kinnunen in The Prom Deen van Meer

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Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells in Falsettos Joan Marcus

Patrick Wilson in <i>The Full Monty</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/44adf2f/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fbe%2F75%2Fa3768ed44c668e3c2129aab3968c%2F1441042442035.jpeg” data-url=”10″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>             <span>                 Marcus Neville, André De Shields, John Ellison Conlee, Patrick Wilson, Romain Frugé, and Jason Danieley in <i>The Full Monty</i>                                      <span>Craig Schwartz</span>                              </span>         </figcaption></figure>
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<figure> 	      	     <img alt= Fun Home” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/b200caf/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Ff5%2F09%2F4ba39a9e4780b94b0e1bf63edc7a%2Ffun-home-0088-sydney-lucas-beth-malone-emily-skeggs-photo-credit-joan-marcus.jpg” data-url=”11″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs in Fun Home Joan Marcus

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