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A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z


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"It's an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!"
—AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actress

From Audra McDonald to Liza with a "Z," here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage!

Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway's legendary ladies. Start with "A" for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Liza Minnelli!

Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee.



A wonderful, enriching, enlightening book for theater lovers of all ages . . . and all that jazz!"
—CHITA RIVERA, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman)

"A to Zawesome to zany—I'm thrilled to be a part of such an illustrious group."
—CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (42nd Street, Grey Gardens)

"I'm so honored to be included among these fierce ladiesbrought to life with such fun illustrations—in this wonderful book for little divas like my own!"
—LEA SALONGA, Tony Award-winning actress (Miss Saigon)

"A is for Audra turns the alphabet song into a show stopper! It is literally a love letter to Broadway's leading ladies, and I am so honored to be memorialized alongside all of my sisters!"
RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, Tony Award-winning actress (Hamilton)

"I'm honored to be included in this illustrious group. A to Z, they are all incredible!"
KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Tony Award-winning actress (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

"What a fun and fabulous celebration of the females of Broadway! Imagine my joy just to be a part of it!"
KELLI O’HARA, Tony Award-winning actress (The King and I)

“H is also for honored—because that’s what I am to be included in this beautiful book. I can’t wait to show my kids and tell them of all the brilliant leading ladies who have graced the Broadway stage.”
HEATHER HEADLEY, Tony Award–winning actress (Aida)


"Women of the Broadway theater take center stage in this loving homage. . . . A lively introduction to a whole new cast of heroines."—Kirkus

"this is a book all kids (and many adults) will enjoy as they learn about and fall in love with the theatre."—

"A true necessity for any kid’s bookshelf."—Entertainment Weekly

“a thorough, eye-catching introduction to women of the theater. . . . budding theater lovers will get a thrill.”—Booklist

"A sure hit for thespians of all ages."—School Library Journal

"Emmerich’s flattering caricatures, paired with [Allman’s] verse, are colorful and slick, bringing Broadway’s drama to the page”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525645405
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 453,817
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

JOHN ROBERT ALLMAN is the author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z and B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z, plus three picture books with the American Ballet Theatre: Boys Dance!, B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet, and The Night Before the Nutcracker. He lives in New York City, where is works in marketing for television and theater. John is a graduate of Northwestern University, New York University's Stern School of Business, and BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman.

PETER EMMERICH is the illustrator of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z and B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z. He has worked with DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Company, for which he illustrated the U.S. Postal Service's "Art of Disney" stamp series. Peter is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Visit him at and follow him on Instagram at @peteremmerich.

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