Okieriete Onaodowan Joins Broadway’s The Great Comet July 11

Broadway News   Okieriete Onaodowan Joins Broadway’s The Great Comet July 11
 
The Hamilton actor steps into the role of Pierre—the part created on Broadway by Tony nominee Josh Groban.
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Okieriete Onaodowan Monica Simoes

Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, steps into the role of Pierre in Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 beginning July 11 at the Imperial Theatre.

The actor had been scheduled to begin performances July 3, succeeding Tony nominee Josh Groban, who took his final bow July 2. Onaodowan's start date, however, was pushed back by a week. In the interim, the show's Tony-nominated composer Dave Malloy played the role of Pierre.

Read: WHERE SHOULD YOU SIT TO SEE NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812?

Onaodowan’s Broadway credits also include Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac. His Off-Broadway work includes Hamilton at the Public, Luce, Neighbors, and Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment. He was also in the first national tour of American Idiot.

Onaodowan stars alongside Tony nominees Denée Benton and Lucas Steele, who play Natasha and Anatole, respectively. The cast also includes multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson as Sonya, Amber Gray as Hélène, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Nicholas Belton as Andrey and Bolkonsky, and Grace McLean as Marya D.

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Created by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning for Outstanding Scenic Design (Mimi Lien) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Bradley King).

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