The National Tour of the current Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! will commence on September 30, 2018, in the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, ahead of an official opening night on October 5, 2018. Betty Buckley (Cats, Carrie) has already been announced as the star of that tour which will include additional stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston, and many more cities across America. Producer Scott Rudin has now announced the cast that will be joining Ms. Buckley on the tour of that Tony-winning production.
Joining Betty Buckley as the curmudgeonly Horace Vandergelder will be Tony-nominee Lewis J. Stadlen. Nic Rouleau and Analisa Leaning will play the romantic couple Cornelius Hackl and Irene Molloy. Jess LeProtto (Barnaby Tucker), Kristen Hahn (Minnie Fay), Garett Hawe (Ambrose Kemper), Morgan Kirner (Ermengarde), and Jessica Sheridan (Ernestina) round out the leading cast.
The ensemble will feature Maddy Apple, Daniel Beeman, Brittany Bohn, Giovanni Bonaventura, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Whitney Cooper, Julian DeGuzman, Wally Dunn, Alexandra Frohlinger, Dan Horn, Corey Hummerston, Madison Johnson, Nathan Keen, Beth Kirkpatrick, Ben Lanham, Ian Liberto, Kyle Samuel, Scott Shedenhelm, Timothy Shew, Maria Cristina Slye, Cassie Austin Taylor, Davis Wayne, Brandon L. Whitmore, and Connor Wince.
Hello, Dolly! was recognized at the 2017 Tony Awards as Best Revival of a Musical. The production is helmed by Tony-winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The production’s design team will return for the tour including Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), six-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Tony Award-winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Andy Einhorn (Music Supervision), Robert Billig (Music Direction), and Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman (Orchestrations).
A complete list of cities and dates for the national tour of Hello, Dolly! can be found at hellodollyonbroadway.com.