Soon this Tony Award-winning musical will be coming to a theatre near you! The First National Tour of Tootsie will launch October 10, 2021 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.Today the production officially revealed full casting for the upcoming tour.
The cast will feature Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey, Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester, Lukas James Miller as Max Von Horn, Jared David Michael Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Steve Brustien as Stan Fields, and Adam du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.
The company will also include Leyla Ali, Connor Allston, Darius Aushay, Lexi Baldachino, Michael Bingham, Kyra Christopher, Delaney Gold, Danielle J.S. Gordon, Maverick Hiu, Dominique Kempf, Ashton Lambert, Marquez Linder, Lucy Panush, and Alec Ruiz.
Tootsie originally premiered on Broadway in spring 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. The production received two Tony Awards and eleven nominations including Best Musical. It features a score by David Yazbek, a Tony Award-winning book by Robert Horn, direction by Scott Ellis, and choreography by Denis Jones.
Adapted from the Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart story and the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture produced by Punch Productions and starring Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime – as the star of a new Broadway musical.
Last updated and effective as of January 14, 2019
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