Best Female Broadway Singers

The Top Ten
1 Lea Salonga Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga has released nine studio albums, three live recordings and is involved in at least ten cast recordings.

Lea Salonga has an angel's voice and is perfect because she can not only sing but also add emotion to her Broadway character. Lea is above and beyond and has a very unique voice.

Have you seen her in Miss Saigon? She sounded so beautiful, and her work for Disney made me love her even more.

I love the way she sings so clear, and she is very talented and a very busy person I know.

No one can beat Lea's crystal clear voice, so much passion, and the best technique.

2 Elaine Paige
3 Bernadette Peters
4 Betty Buckley
5 Idina Menzel Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. She reprised the role in the musical's 2005 film adaptation.

Hi there, Idina. Well, I'm a BIG fan of FROZEN. Your singing is what I love about you. By the way, I hear you love Pro Football.

Well, take care and keep on singing.

Its Joeysworld

No one can touch the Queen of Broadway! Idina all the way!

6 Patti LuPone
7 Judy Kuhn

Perfect control. Amazing abilities. Interesting roles.

8 Julie Andrews Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.
9 Ruthie Henshall
10 Audra McDonald
The Contenders
11 Marti Webb
12 Sierra Boggess

She is wonderful. She can read music, has perfect pitch, and an amazing soprano voice.

13 Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.

She should be number one for singing, heard Glitter and Be Gay, sounds better than Fleming.

14 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.

Nicole Scherzinger is the best. Best Christine Daaé I've heard. She and Ramin Karimloo should perform together again!

Stunning chemistry.

15 Sutton Foster
16 Phillipa Soo

She has an angel's voice. It's just beautiful and sounds amazing, and she is my all-time favorite actress.

She is incredible at acting as well.

She was absolutely stunning as Eliza. Her voice is comparable to that of an angel's.

It's amazing.

How is she 16th? She deserves top 5. Her voice is so angelic as Eliza in Hamilton, and her vocals in the song Take a Break are very underrated and tend to go unnoticed.

We all love you, Phillipa.

17 Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

The fact that she's not on this list, let alone at number 1, worries me. Barbra Streisand is the mother of Broadway and the greatest vocalist of Broadway.

Every note is supported, resonant, and with a neutral larynx. She has healthy vibrato and stellar breath control that allows her to hold notes for over 20 seconds at a time. She deserves to be number 1, and the fact that she's not on this list is, in a way, extremely disrespectful.

I saw her in Hello, Dolly! and loved it!

18 Barrett Wilbert Weed
19 Samantha Barks
20 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
21 Renée Elise Goldsberry

Renée Elise Goldsberry blew me away with her performance in Hamilton. It's obvious she was the best in the movie!

This saint portrayed an amazing woman, Angelica Schuyler. Even though she's 46, she can hit that high note and still make me cry!

22 Lea Michele Lea Michele Sarfati is an American actress, singer and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Misérables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening.
23 Laura Osnes

She is amazing in everything she is in! She also seems really nice in person.

24 Christy Altomare

Anastasia. The kindest, sweetest person you will ever meet. Her voice is amazing.

I could listen to it all day.

25 Elaine Stritch
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