Singer Idina Menzel's stage-to-screen crossover bodes well for Broadway's would-be stars, while the Lopezes scored Oscar gold for writing "Let It Go" and kicked open the door for future composers of stage and screen. Here are 10 picks for the Great White Way's next great singer and next hit songwriter.
A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, the 32-year-old never has been on Broadway, but he wrote some of the most memorable music for NBC's short-lived stage-set Smash, including "Broadway, Here I Come" and "The Goodbye Song." His musical "The Black Suits" premiered this season in Los Angeles to great acclaim, positioning the New York native as a leader in the new musical theater scene. He's one to watch.