Christiane Noll: Back to Before
Christiane Noll is known as one of the most versatile stage performers of this generation. From comedy to drama, and jazz to opera, she continues to amaze and delight audiences and critics alike with her seemingly limitless talent. If anybody needs a map to Broadway excellence, Noll is your answer. In 2019, she starred in the Broadway company of the Tony Award winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen", playing the role of Cynthia Murphy.
Noll made her Broadway debut as Emma Carew in "Jekyll & Hyde" (1997), where she originated the role and received Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. In 2010, she was seen on Broadway as Mother in the revival of "Ragtime" at Neil Simon Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical, as well as winning a Helen Hayes Award. Noll also appeared on Broadway in the revue "It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues" (1999). She earned good notices for her performances as Kathie in "The Student Prince" (2000) at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Marianne in City Center Encores! "The New Moon" (2003). Noll received an Ovation Award for her role as Hope Cladwell in the National Tour of "Urinetown" (2004).
Also, Noll has starred in the National Tours of "Grease" as Sandy, "Miss Saigon" as Ellen, and "City of Angels" as Mallory/Avril, as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand as Nellie in "South Pacific". Noll received her second Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in "Chaplin" on Broadway and was seen as Sister Margaretta in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" (2013) with Carrie Underwood.
On June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 6th anniversary benefit concert "Ovation" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. The show honored Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people, so that they may reach their full potential.
Noll performed the song "Back to Before" during the benefit concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. The song is from "Ragtime", of which Noll performed as part of her Tony Award nominated performance on Broadway. Set in the early 20th century, "Ragtime" incorporates historical figures, such as Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman.
Last Updated: April 23, 2022