Additional Casting Announced for Muny Joseph, with Callaway and Kunze

News   Additional Casting Announced for Muny Joseph, with Callaway and Kunze Casting is nearly complete for the upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.
Eric Kunze will star in the title role of Joseph. . . at the Muny.
Eric Kunze will star in the title role of Joseph. . . at the Muny.

As previously announced, the cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will feature Eric Kunze in the title role with Liz Callaway as the Narrator and David Hibbard as the Pharaoh. They will be joined onstage by James Anthony as Jacob/Potiphar; the brothers will be played by Matt Bailey, Will Burton, Anderson Davis, Ted Ely, Aaron Kaburick, Justin Keyes, Nathan Madden, Mike McGowan, Liam Rhodes, Cary Tedder and Billy Harrigan Tighe.

The ensemble for Joseph, which runs July 30-Aug. 5, will comprise Alison Brandon-Watkins, Christina Day, Sara Dobbs, Dana Domenick, Daryl Getman, Kayla Hall, Lauren Holmes, Jessica Holzem, Sydney Laine Morton, Corbin Rei and Sandra Struthers.

Pamela Hunt will direct the production with choreography by Darren Lee, musical direction by Michael Horsely, set design by Steve and Sam Gilliam, lighting design by David Lander and costume design by Robert Fletcher. Peter Hynds will be the stage manager.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which features music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Rice, concerns the titular Biblical young boy who is sold into slavery by his brothers, who envy their father's favor toward him. Joseph then embarks on a journey which leads him to Egypt where — because of his portending dreams — he saves the country from famine and eventually his brothers from death.

Joseph has played Broadway twice: in 1982 at the Royale Theatre with a cast led by Bill Hutton (Joseph) and Laurie Beechman (Narrator) and in 1993 at the Minskoff with Michael Damian (Joseph) and Kelli Rabke (Narrator). The London revival opens July 17. Liz Callaway, most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love, made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and she also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On."

Eric Kunze has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Damn Yankees.

David Hibbard's Broadway credits include Spamalot, Anything Goes, A Class Act, Once Upon a Mattress and Cats.

The Muny season currently features Peter Pan (through July 22) and will be followed by The Pajama Game (July 23-29), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 30-Aug. 5) and Les Misérables (Aug. 6-15).

Tickets are available by calling (314) 361-1900, ext. 550; for more information visit www.muny.org.