Teri Hatcher (of "Lois and Clark" and "Seinfeld") takes on Fraulein Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret, officially opening at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, March 3.
After briefly studying at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Hatcher has appeared in numerous films including: "The Big Picture," "Soapdish," "Straight Talk," "Heaven's Prisoners," "2 Days in the Valley," and a recent turn as the latest James Bond girl in "Tomorrow Never Dies." Cabaret marks her legit debut.
Joining her on the boards is Norbert Leo Butz, probably best known for playing Roger in Broadway's Rent. He portrays the Emcee, the role originated by Joel Grey and currently being played by Alan Cumming at the Roundabout's Studio 54.
Sally's love interest, Clifford Bradshaw, will be performed by Rick Holmes, who recently played Jackie Jackson in The Deep Blue Sea at the Roundabout as well as appearing Off-Broadway in Stop Kiss, Christina Alberta's Father and Clean.
Dick Latessa plays Herr Schultz, with Barbara Andres as Fraulein Schneider. Latessa, a Broadway veteran, has appeared in numerous shows including Proposals, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Damn Yankees, and comes directly to Cabaret from Off-Broadway's Over the River and Through the Woods. Andres made her Broadway debut way back in 1969 with Jimmy. Other Broadway roles have included The Boyfriend, On Golden Pond and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Andy Taylor plays Bradshaw's friend Ernst Ludwig. Taylor has played several roles in Titanic and also appeared in Moon Over Buffalo.
Filling out the Kit Kat Klub's ensemble are Jessica Perrizo (Rosie), Alison Ewing (Lulu), Lisa Ferguson (Frenchie), Shana Mahoney (Texas), Jeanie Morick (Fritzie/Fraulein Kost), Susan Taylor (Helga), Michael Curry (Bobby), Thomas Cannizzaro (Victor), Paul Lincoln (Hans) and Corey Brill (Herman). Tom Judson, Marc Rubman, Stacey Sipowicz and Jennifer Werner are the swings.
The multi-year tour of Cabaret will begin at the Wilshire, and play dates in Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Toronto and San Francisco.
Other tour dates (subject to change) include:
Boston, MA: Apr. 28 to June 6, 1999
Chicago, IL: June 8 to July 25, 1999
Washington D.C. : July 28 to Sept. 5, 1999 (Hatcher leaves)
Toronto: Sept. - Oct. 1999
Minneapolis, MN: Oct. - Dec. 1999
San Francisco, CA: Begins Dec. 1999
Specific dates for the Toronto, Minneapolis and San Francisco engagements are not yet set, but Hatcher will play Fraulein Bowles only up through the Washington DC engagement, which ends Labor Day weekend.
No word yet on who will play Sally for the Toronto, Minneapolis and San Francisco dates, but way back in December Tour spokesperson Kevin Gurstein admitted that at one time producers were in negotiations with actress Anne Heche for the role but the deal had fallen through.
The Sam Mendes revival of the Kander and Ebb tuner opened on Broadway, March 19, 1998 at the Kit Kat Klub. The Roundabout revival originally starred Alan Cumming as the Emcee, Mary Louise Wilson as Fraulein Schneider and Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. Cumming returned from a hiatus on Dec. 1, joining the present cast of Mary McCormack (Howard Stern's "Private Parts") as Sally Bowles, Ron Rifkin as Herr Schultz, Blair Brown as Fraulein Schneider, Boyd Gaines as Cliff, Denis O'Hare as Ernst and Michele Pawk as Fraulein Kost. The show is currently playing at Studio 54, for tickets call (212) 239-6200.