Cabaret Casting
Cabaret Casting

Bebe Neuwirth and Steven Skybell Join Broadway Cast of Cabaret

It was announced today that two-time Tony Award winner and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will play Fraulein Schneider and Obie Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Steven Skybell will play Herr Schultz in the visionary new production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the August Wilson Theatre, directed by Olivier Award winner Rebecca Frecknall and designed by Tony Award nominee and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Scutt.

The two join a cast that includes Academy Award and Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee, Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles, and Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood as Cliff.

Neuwirth has a decades-long relationship with Cabaret composers John Kander and Fred Ebb having won a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Awards for her legendary portrayal of Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago. In subsequent runs in the show, she has also played the roles of Roxie Hart and Matron Mama Morton. Additionally, she portrayed Aurora in Kander & Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman in London’s West End and headlined a symphony tour entitled “Bebe Sings Weill and Kander & Ebb.”

Neuwirth said, “I’m completely thrilled to be a part of this beautiful production, and to help tell this fascinating tale through the sublime score of John Kander and Fred Ebb.” 

Skybell received a Lortel Award along with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League nominations for his thrilling turn as ‘Tevye’ in Fiddler in the Roof in Yiddish. His numerous Broadway credits also include Pal Joey; Wicked; The Full Monty; and Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Ah, Wilderness!

“In these times of increased antisemitism, I am proud and privileged to play the Jewish role of ‘Herr Schultz’ in Cabaret,” said Skybell. “It’s important to tell stories like Cabaret, which is, of course, massively entertaining, but also sheds a light on this moment in history, when fascism and intolerance nearly overcame the Jewish people and the world at large.”

Cabaret will begin performances on April 1, 2024, with opening night gala celebrations starting Saturday, April 20 which will continue into the following night, with the official press opening on Sunday, April 21. Tickets are now on sale. Additional casting and other news about Cabaret will be announced in the coming weeks.

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