A number of famous faces including Anika Noni Rose, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Danielle Brooks, Viola Davis, and Denzel Washington, have appeared on Broadway, receiving critical acclaim for wonderful performances. 

In the April issue of ESSENCE, we highlight three incredible talents who grab our attention every time they take the stage. 

From a history-making game changer to a Tony-Award-winning veteran, here are three shining stars you have to see live.