The actress, making her Broadway debut, will perform John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Maybe This Time."
Kanakaredes is best known for her role in the NBC family drama "Providence." The Akron, Ohio, native played Off-Broadway in the 1994 York Theatre production of Down by the Ocean. She also made appearances on such television shows as "Guiding Light," "NYPD Blue" and "Oz." Her film credits include "15 Minutes" "Rounders" and "Dangerous Beauty."
The show currently stars Jon Secada (as the Emcee), Tom Bosley (as Herr Schultz), Mariette Hartley (as Fraulein Schneider), Rick Holmes, Liz McConahay and Peter Benson.
Kanakaredes will join a long line of varied actresses to play the role of Sally Bowles after the revival's Tony Award-winning originator Natasha Richardson. Others include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary McCormack, Susan Egan, Joely Fisher, Lea Thompson, Katie Finneran, Gina Gershon, Kate Shindle, Brooke Shields, Jane Leeves, Molly Ringwald and Deborah Gibson.
The musical directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, featuring the music of Kander, the lyrics of Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, opened on Broadway March 19, 1998. It won Tony Awards that year including Best Revival of a Musical.