The week boasted the talents of Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, Tony nominees Liz Callaway and Tony Yazbeck, two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes, "Daily Show" comedian Lewis Black, master impressionist Christine Pedi, Broadway leading lady Karen Mason, Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization chief Ted Chapin and Emmy winner John McDaniel, who served as the cruise's musical director.
Passengers on the cruise, which launched from San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 12 bound for St. Barts, Barbados, St. Lucia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were ready for the star performers featured on the bill. They weren’t, however, prepared for the surprise celebrity guests that populated the ship’s manifesto!
Exciting Highlights From Star-Studded Broadway on the High Seas 6
Stage and television star Mark Linn-Baker had a busy year last season doing double duty on Broadway in the hit revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You and the spring debut of the classic Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. Linn-Baker and his wife, singer Christa Justus, joined longtime friend and colleague Lewis Black onboard Broadway on the High Seas 6.
Also on the guest list was two-time SAG winner Bryan Batt. Television fans know Batt from his role on the hit AMC series “Mad Man,” but theatre fans know him for the decades he spent on Broadway in shows like the original Cats, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Saturday Night Fever and Seussical.
And finally, passengers were surprised to see two-time Tony nominee Howard McGillin boarding the Silver Wind. McGillin, a two-time Broadway on the High Seas performer and the longest-running Phantom on Broadway, came to the ship fresh from the set of “The Good Wife.”
The next Broadway on the High Seas adventure will set sail September 21 bound for the Italian Riviera. Travelers aboard Broadway on the High Seas 7 will share the ship with two-time Tony-winning legend Chita Rivera, two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, Tony and four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Stephanie J. Block, Drama Desk Award winner Andréa Burns, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jeremy Jordan and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Lindsay Mendez.