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From an American First Lady to an Old Man and the Pool, Playbill gives a standing ovation to Broadway's brightest born in June.

June is bustin' out all over!

Bursting with pride this month are the performers, directors, playwrights, and other theatre artists who celebrate their birthdays on these summer nights. Our Broadway glories are fresh, alive, gay, and young—and just looney to sing June's love song! 

And for those of you wondering if a pleasant life is on the horizon, let this month's horoscopes tell you if you'll be spoken of so highly. It's Gemini and Cancer season!

On June 1, it's gonna be Betsy Wolfe's (FalsettosWaitress) birthday! The Tony-nominated star of Broadway's & Juliet shares her birthday with Kimberly Akimbo's Buddy, Steven Boyer (Time and the ConwaysHand to God).

We'll hear the people sing "Happy Birthday" on June 2 for Norm Lewis (Chicken & BiscuitsLes MisérablesThe Phantom of the Opera), Joanna Gleason (Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsNick & NoraInto the Woods), the late Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus LineBlithe SpiritFunny Girl), and Jeremy O. Harris (The Sign in Sidney Brustein's WindowAin't No Mo'Slave Play).

Some say June 3 is Nikki M. James' (Once on This IslandLes MisérablesThe Book of Mormon) special day! 

June 4 is a beautiful mornin' for Mary Testa (Oklahoma!, Guys and DollsWicked) and Julie White (POTUSGary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusA Doll's House, Part 2). 

We're raising Harvey Fierstein (Kinky BootsTorch Song, Newsies the Musical) up on June 6 as the playwright and actor celebrates his birthday. 

Seventy-six trombones will play for Jefferson Mays (A Christmas CarolThe Music ManPygmalion) on June 8.

Words fail to express how excited we are to wish a happy birthday to Benj Pasek (Dear Evan HansenA Christmas Story The Musical) and Aaron Sorkin (CamelotTo Kill a Mockingbird) on June 9.

There's more than two birthdays to celebrate on June 10 as Judy Garland (Two-A-DayAt Home at the Palace), Frederick Loewe (CamelotMy Fair LadyBrigadoon), Colton Ryan (New York, New YorkGirl From the North Country), and Sean Allan Krill (ParadeJagged Little Pill) share in their special day. 

You Never Can Tell Uta Hagen (The Cherry OrchardWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) that June 12 is not the best day of the year In Any Language

You better spend big for Cy Coleman (Prince of BroadwayCome Fly Away, Sweet Charity) and Derek McLane's (Almost FamousMJ The MusicalMoulin Rouge! The Musical) birthday on June 14. 

We trust nothing will go wrong for Neil Patrick Harris (Peter Pan Goes WrongHedwig and the Angry InchProof) and Rob McClure (Mrs. DoubtfireBeetlejuiceSomething Rotten!) on their June 15 birthday. 

On June 16, present sparkling diamonds to Danny Burstein (Pictures From HomeMoulin Rouge! The Musical), Laurie Metcalf (Grey HouseHillary and ClintonThree Tall Women), J. Harrison Ghee (Some Like It HotMrs. Doubtfire), Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening), and Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), all of whom celebrate their birthday on the same day. 

June 17 is sure to be a day of perfect Harmony for Barry Manilow (Disaster!, Manilow on Broadway).

Let's make sure our June 18 celebrations aren't too corny for Jack O Brien (ShuckedCarouselIt's Only a Play) and Kerry Butler (BeetlejuiceMean Girls, Catch Me If You Can). 

June 19 marks a brand new day in a new year of life for Phylicia Rashad (Skeleton CrewAugust: Osage CountyThe Wiz). 

We'll be playing pretty music for Jason Robert Brown (ParadeMr. Saturday NightHoneymoon in Vegas) and Mike Birbiglia (Just for UsMike Birbiglia: The Old Man and The Pool) on June 20 for their birthday. 

June 23 is a Big Deal birthday for Bob Fosse (Dancin', ChicagoSweet Charity) and Christy Altomare (Anastasia, Mamma Mia!).

Hello, gorgeous! Beanie Feldstein (Funny GirlHello, Dolly!) and Elijah Rhea Johnson (MJ The Musical) are June 24's greatest stars. 

We're baking the best pies in New York City for Annaleigh Ashford (Sweeney ToddSunday in the Park with GeorgeKinky Boots), Hunter Foster (The Bridges of Madison CountyLittle Shop of Horrors), and Mary Beth Peil (AnastasiaFolliesSunday in the Park with George) on June 25. 

Something Wicked this way comes for Sean Hayes (Good Night, OscarPromises, Promises) and Ariana Grande (13) on their June 26 birthday.

Make some Beautiful Noise for Michael Mayer (Funny Girl, Head Over Heels) on June 27.

Toast to life for Jessica Hecht (Summer, 1976, Fiddler on the Roof) and Richard Rodgers (Oklahoma!The King and IThe Sound of Music) on their shared June 28 birthday.

June 29 is gonna be good for Brian d'Arcy James (Into the WoodsHamilton), Frank Loesser (How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingGuys and Dolls), and Emily Skinner (New York, New YorkThe Cher Show) for their birthday. 

June 30 is a day for a lady and her music as Lena Horne (Dane With Your GodsJamaica) and Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple) celebrate their birthday. 

Playbill Celebrates June Birthdays

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