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    Updated on Jan 2, 2019. Posted on Sep 1, 2013

    28 Musical Theater Life Ruiners You Should Get To Know

    Life Ruiner: (noun) Someone who is unbelievably perfect; ruins your image on how most people are; makes you believe that most people are unworthy because there is someone like him/her around.

    Krysta Rodriguez

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    Currently starring in the musical "First Date," Krysta has been performing on Broadway since 2005 and ruining lives probably since birth. She's sassy, brassy and kinda crass-y, so it's hard for her not to ruin your life.

    Adam Chanler-Berat

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    Made his Broadway debut as Henry in "Next to Normal" and quickly started ruining people's lives with his adorable perfection. He just finished playing Peter in "Peter and the Starcatcher."

    Hunter Parrish

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    We all know that you know him from "Weeds," but Hunter Parrish has been steaming up Broadway since he joined the cast of "Spring Awakening" and later played Jesus (duh) in "Godspell."

    Megan Hilty

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    Yes we all know she played Ivy in "SMASH," but Megan Hilty is Broadway to the bone and a huge life ruiner since her debut as Glinda in "Wicked." She's perfect. It's not fair.

    Donna Murphy

    See this woman right here? That's Donna Murphy. She's been on the Broadway scene for a ridiculous number of years considering how flawless she looks! She's also the voice of Mother Gothel in Disney's "Tangled". She's been called a Goddess by some very influential people but I shall call her a LIFE RUINER!

    Lin-Manuel Miranda

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    He sings, he raps and he writes awesome musicals. Lin-Manuel Miranda is one ridiculously talented life ruiner.

    Beth Leavel

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    She's won a Tony and been in many a musical, but this lady is as known for being an awesome human being off stage as much as for her extreme talent on stage.

    Christian Borle

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    You might have seen him on NBC's "SMASH," but Christian Borle belongs to Broadway. He's been in everything from "Mary Poppins" to "Legally Blonde" and most recently won a Tony for his hilarious role as Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher."

    Andrew Rannells

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    The most adorable human being on the entire planet. His face makes babies look like toads. Andrew made his debut in "Hairspray" and has since been seen ruining lives in "Jersey Boys" and most recently in "The Book of Mormon."

    Norm Lewis

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    Norm Lewis is basically the King of Broadway, often taking on or originating some of the most iconic musical theatre roles to date.

    Laura Osnes

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    With the voice and face of an angel, Laura Osnes is a Disney Princess come to life, so it didn't come as much of a surprise when it was announced that Laura would play Cinderella on Broadway this past season. She IS Cinderella!

    Sutton Foster

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    Sutton Foster a.k.a MEGA LIFE RUINER. From Millie to Reno, this woman's done it all and has two Tony Awards to show for it! She's a nerdy goofball in real life, but on stage she's a force to be reckoned with.

    Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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    The literal definition of ADORKABLE! Andrew started his Broadway career as Chip in "Beauty and the Beast" and has since had roles in "Seussical," "Mary Poppins" and most recently "Newsies."

    Kara Lindsay

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    Kara only just made her Broadway debut in 2012's "Newsies" but she quickly became a life ruiner because of her charm, beauty and immense talent. Watch out for this one, cos she's going to be ruining your life for a long time coming.

    Jeremy Jordan

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    Though he's set to appear on the big screen with Anna Kendrick in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's musical "The Last Five Years," Jeremy has been acting on Broadway since his debut in "Rock of Ages." He's quickly become one of Broadway's biggest heartthrobs and for good reason!

    Colin Donnell

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    Made his Broadway debut as a replacement in "Jersey Boys" then quickly landed a leading role in the Tony Award Winning revival of "Anything Goes". Colin is a deliciously handsome life ruiner, for sure. Oh yeah, and he was just on the CW's "Arrow."

    Bernadette Peters

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    Probably one of the BIGGEST (not in stature!) Broadway performers of all time! Bernadette Peters has been in too many shows to count because she's a freak of nature who delivers powerhouse performances in any role that she takes on.

    Brian D'arcy James

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    The ridiculously talented and incredibly good-looking Brian D'arcy James is a regular on the Broadway scene having been in 10 Broadway shows since 1995!

    Betsy Wolfe

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    This woman right here is Betsy Wolfe. She made her debut in the musical "110 in the Shade." She is pure perfection and thus a gigantic life ruiner.

    Laura Benanti

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    She won a Tony Award for her role as Louise in "Gypsy," but really she should win one just for breathing because this woman is flawless. Hilarious, charming, gorgeous, SO sexy and a HUGE life ruiner.

    Patti LuPone

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    She's Patti Fucking LuPone! Do I really need to explain it?

    Jonathan Groff

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    Just look at this adorable little life ruiner... Though he might be best known for his role as Jesse St. James on "Glee," Broadway owned his ass way before them so we claim Jonathan Groff, he's ours!

    Aaron Tveit

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    Need I say more?

    Celia Keenan-Bolger

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    Sweet and super sassy, this lady will forever be one of the most adorable life ruiners on Broadway. She's ridiculously talented having been nominated for 2 Tony Awards out of 3 shows that she's starred in. If you want to see her in action, she's currently starring in her 4th Broadway show as Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" on Broadway.

    Stephanie J. Block

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    This is one fearless life ruiner! She's gone from playing a Pirate Queen who gives birth onstage, to playing the title character who's a MAN in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Oh and she was Elphaba in "Wicked." Fearless.

    Susan Blackwell

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    Though she's only been on Broadway once, she's one of the biggest life ruiners that ever lived. Take note of the many times she's appeared on this page alone! She has her own Broadway web-series (Side by Side by Susan Blackwell) where she gets to ruin everyone's lives by interviewing Broadway celebs super up-close and personal.

    Gavin Creel

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    Played Jimmy in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" then thought it would be ok to ruin many lives thereafter. Ugh.

    Audra McDonald

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    The greatest life ruiner of all time: Audra McDonald ladies and gentlemen. All I'm going to say is 5. TONY. AWARDS.

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