Top 5 Broadway actors who are hotter than the heat wave

The weather is unbearable and air conditioning has evolved from a luxury to a necessity but even in the worst of the humidity, these five Broadway hunks beat the sizzling temperatures with what it really means to be hot.

Sebastian Arcelus

Sebastian Arcelus

Sebastian Arcelus

Why he’s hot: Not only is he the dashing husband to Stephanie J. Block, one of Broadway’s finest leading ladies, but he’s an accomplished stage and screen actor. House of Cards, in which he plays Lucas Goodwin, swept up a handful of Emmy Award nominations, a historic moment for a series that is not shown on a broadcast or cable network, and just one day later he was announced as a the lead in the upcoming new play A Time To Kill, based on the best-selling John Grisham novel. Sebastian is the complete package: he’s a genuinely nice, extremely talented guy whose love for Stephanie isn’t only adorable but really admirable.

Where to find him: This fall in his role as Jake Tyler Brigance in A Time to Kill at the John Golden Theater. Previews start on Sept. 26.

Steve Kazee

Steve Kazee

Steve Kazee

Why he’s hot: When it comes to the list of Broadway men who make my heart melt Steve is at the top of the list. One of my less impressive moments in a theatre involves me crying seconds after Steve started singing “Leave”, which wouldn’t have been as embarrassing had I not been seated front and center. But beyond his incredible vocals, Steve’s integrity is one of his most attractive qualities. After a surprise early leave from Once due to health reasons, he is back to performing and played to sold out crowds at 54 Below this month. Steve’s swoon-worthy smile, lovably goofy tweets and courage to make difficult decisions, are just some of the reasons he’s so adored.

Where to find him: Singing his face off at his first Birdland concert scheduled for August 11 at 6 p.m.

Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz

Why he’s hot: It takes a special man to spend half of his summer singing a show titled Girls, Girls, Girls but Norbert Leo Butz didn’t only entertain with his awesomely feminist show but he brought the house down at every performance. Somewhere between his rendition of “Stacy’s Mom” and “Wig in a Box”, and his encore performance of “Georgia On My Mind”, I remembered why I fell in love with Norbert. He’s the kind of guy who you want to have a beer with while easily swooning over him. (Though the fact he was standing and singing less than three feet away from me didn’t hurt either.) Everything about him – his voice, his personality, his laugh – are uniquely his and unmistakable to anyone who knows him. Really, what’s not to love?

Where to find him: Leading the highly anticipated new musical Big Fish as Edward Bloom at the Neil Simon Theatre. Previews start on Sept. 5.

Will Chase

Will Chase

Will Chase

Why he’s hot: I once ignored Will Chase because he’s almost too handsome. It was the second time I met him and he was standing beside Stephanie J. Block. I complimented Stephanie on her dress then turned to Will with every intention of talking about John Jasper but instead no words came out so I walked away while quietly swooning. But it’s not just his rugged good looks that make Will one of the sexiest guys on the planet – he’s also incredibly funny, sarcastic and has a heart of gold underneath a tough exterior. He also has a great sense of humor about himself and his inherited nickname “Will ‘Show-Killer’ Chase.” Though I’d suggest “Lady Killer” might be a more appropriate alias.

Where to find him: In concert at Birdland on July 29; On stage in Little Miss Sunshine as Richard Hoover at Second Stage Theater. Previews start on Oct. 15.

Bertie Carvel

Bertie Carvel

Bertie Carvel

Why he’s hot: I was having a perfectly normal conversation with Bertie before my mind went blank and I blurted out, “God, you’re so handsome.” There’s just something about this British import that makes me wobbly in the knees and takes my breath away. Not only is he supremely talented, conquering challenging roles including Leo Frank in Parade and Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda, but despite playing the biggest bully on Broadway, Bertie is mild-mannered, polite and easy to chat with. (As long as you don’t lose focus on the conversation while gazing at his handsome face.) He’s a true British gentleman, unafraid to speak his mind (like in his interview with The New York Times where he casually mentions identifying as a socialist and enjoying his hipster neighborhood) and is hands-down the most handsome man.

Where to find him: Playing Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda at the Shubert Theatre. Fingers crossed he extends his contract which expires in September, NYC isn’t ready for him to go home. (And when I say NYC, I mean me.)

What do you think of Stage Door Dish’s list of handsome men? Who would top your personal list? Let us know in comments!

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