Have you ever wondered what “Matilda” star Lesli Margherita looked like as a child performing in “Annie” or “First Date” star Kristoffer Cusick looked liked when he has performing as a teen? How about Idina Menzel of “Wicked” and Taye Diggs from “RENT“? BroadwayGlobal shares the exclusive photos to inspire our future Broadway stars. Kristoffer is pictured with just two male book ends alongside of TV star Mario Lopez, Lesli Margherita holding a lollipop and “Motown” Diva N’Kenge at the piano.
Broadway Global shares the shocking pictures of Broadway talents from the little cute age to teen ages, then to present day on Broadway now! What is even more shocking, how they answer this very important question for success.
What would your adult “now” picture say to that younger star “then”, today?
“Be kind to your knees. They are in for a long haul.” Star of “Matilda” Lesli Margherita.
“Never ever should you have gotten a perm!”and “Slow down and enjoy each and every moment.” Star of “First Date” Kristoffer Cusick.
“Oh little lady. You have quit a journey ahead of you. Hold on tight and don’t get scared if you stumble along the way. There will be many challenges, but the rewards are so worth it!” Star of “Motown” Divaa N’Kenge.
Idina Mezel (“Wicked“) and Taye Diggs (“RENT“) are currently busy with A BroaderWay Foundation, inspiring kids by arts education. The recent viral Idina and Taye video where Idina forgets her lyrics and Taye is vocal backup percussion, can be seen here on examiner. The pictures of the two as children and their success stories from kids to present day stars are inspiring for those who see a future making a living in show business. Even BroadwayGlobal’s Richard Cameron shares “Then and Now” pictures with that special quote.
“Like “RENT” your life is measured in love. Spread the love of arts everyday. As I look at pictures of that child performing today, I say “Arts changed your life! Arts took a child around the world, performing in Japan, starring at on TV and at Disneyland, even the honor of working for Tony Award winning Directors/Choreographers. One child sharing the arts is like a stone being tossed in water, the rippling effect will continue to change the globe. Arts are the International Language that share diversity and goals of our global society.” Richard Cameron of BroadwayGlobal and Theatre Chat.