Spring Awakening’s original ensemble: Gerard Canonico (u/s Moritz), Robert Hager (u/s Melchior), Krysta Rodriguez (u/s Wendla, Ilse), and Jennifer Damiano (u/s Ilse)
Here’s some fun facts:
- Jenn Damiano was the youngest ever cast member of the Broadway and US Touring productions at only 15 years old.
- Robi Hager performed in both the first performance of the Broadway production (as an ensemble member) and the last performance of the first national touring production (as Hanschen).
- Krysta Rodriguez was the first original cast member to leave the Broadway production (after getting cast in A Chorus Line).
- Gerard Canonico is one of two actors who were in the Broadway production from opening to close (the other is Frances Mercanti-Anthony), though by the end he was playing Moritz.