07/09/2012 04:43 pm ET

Broadway Stars On TV: Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, John Gallagher Jr. And More

Broadway has some major competition for its acting talent: The small screen. Increasingly, stage actors are landing roles on TV.

Known for their hilarious lead roles in the 2011 hit Broadway show "The Book Of Mormon," Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad are making splashes in the TV world on "Girls," "The New Normal" and "1600 Penn." Meanwhile, "Anything Goes" stars Kelly Bishop and Sutton Foster are both starring on ABC Family's "Bunheads."

On HBO, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is overflowing with stage actors, which is no coincidence, according to John Gallagher Jr. "Aaron's scenes unravel like a play, and I don't think it's any coincidence that the majority of the actors in the show have backgrounds in theater," he told Elle. "It's nice to have that muscle stretched when we tackle his material."

Click through the slideshow below to see 13 Broadway stars who have taken their talents to TV.