The acclaimed Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has just completed the first year of it national tour featuring beloved Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. A few months ago we learned that Broadway musical favorite and three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will be assuming the role for the next leg of the tour. Producer Scott Rudin announced today the performers that will be joining her on the road.
John Bolton will play the miserly Horace Vandergelder, with Daniel Beeman playing his adventure-hungry Cornelius Hackl. Analisa Leaming will reprise her role as Irene Molloy with Sean Burns as Barnaby Tucker, Chelsea Cree Groen as Minnie Fay, Colin LeMoine as Ambrose Kemper, Laura Sky Herman as Ermengarde, Jane Brockman as Ernestina, and Blake Hammond as Rudolph.
The ensemble will feature Colin Bradbury, Alec Cohen, Julian DeGuzman, Karen Elliott, Christopher Faison, Jenny Hickman, Laura Irion, Madison Johnson, Julie Kavanagh, Nathan Keen, Ben Lanham, Marty Lauter, Ian Liberto, Hillary Porter, Steffany Pratt, Kyle Samuel, Scott Shedenhelm, Timothy Shew, Maria Cristina Slye, Cassie Austin Taylor, Cayel Tregeagle, Davis Wayne, and Brandon L. Whitmore.
Tour performances will begin September 25, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri, with additional tour stops including St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Toronto, and many more cities across America. The creative team for Hello, Dolly! includes Jerry Zaks and choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. The entire creative team of the Broadway production will reprise their roles for the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, including four-time Tony Award winner 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), and Ben Whiteley (Music Direction).
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.