We’re doing a series that celebrates some of the very best voices for their vocal ranges, with a primary focus on (but not limited to!) theatre. Many will be well-known, while others you may not have heard of (until now). Hopefully, these lists will showcase a wide variety within the vocal classifications, to show there is no single way to create beautiful art!
Here are 10 mezzos that are glorious gifts to the world!
In no particular order…
Lilli Cooper (WICKED, SPONGEBOB, SPRING AWAKENING)
Patrice Tipoki (LES MIZ, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WICKED, SWEET CHARITY)
Renée Elise Goldsberry (HAMILTON, RENT, THE LION KING)
Eden Espinosa (WICKED, RENT)
Caissie Levy (GHOST, FROZEN, LES MIZ, WICKED)
Stephanie Blythe (CAROUSEL)
Melissa O’Neil (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CAMELOT, LES MIZ)
Frances Ruffelle (LES MIZ, MACK AND MABEL, CHILDREN OF EDEN)
Emily Koch (WICKED)
Donna Summer (HAIR, SHOW BOAT, GODSPELL)
The late-great Donna is getting a musical adaptation of her life, like the QUEEN she is.
Photo: Weston Wells