Donna Murphy Takes Center Stage in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! Beginning June 13

Broadway News   Donna Murphy Takes Center Stage in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! Beginning June 13
 
The two-time Tony winner takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi Tuesday nights in the Tony-winning revival.
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Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy returns to Broadway June 13 in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! The Broadway veteran takes center stage as Dolly Gallagher Levi on Tuesday evenings.

Bette Midler, who won the Tony Award June 11 for her leading performance in the Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart musical, continues to play her scheduled seven shows a week at the Shubert Theatre.

“This is the perfect job for me at this point, because it allows me to do what is most important in terms of my daughter and in terms of work,” Murphy said in an interview with the Huffington Post when her casting was announced in October 2016. “And how amazing to be able to actually do it in the theatre, which is a kind of home for me and which I’ve missed greatly! So I’m really excited and thrilled about every element of it. I’m not saying that I’m never going to do eight shows again. I’m just saying that I’ll only do it when its right for my daughter and myself.”

Murphy won Tony Awards for her performances in Passion and the 1996 revival of The King and I. She earned additional nominations for her performances in The People in the Picture, Lovemusik, and Wonderful Town.

The cast of Hello, Dolly! also includes Gavin Creel, who won a Tony for his performance as Cornelius Hackl, David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder, Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Taylor Trensch as Barnaby Tucker, Beanie Feldstein as Minnie Fay, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde, and Jennifer Simard as Ernestina.

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