Christie Prades, who currently stars as Gloria Estefan in the U.S. national tour of On Your Feet! through April 19, will headline the musical’s U.K. premiere, which is set to begin June 3 at the Curve, Leicester, ahead of a June 14–August 31 run at the London Coliseum.
Prades will be joined by George Ioannides as Emilio Estefan, Madalena Alberto as Gloria Fajardo, and Karen Mann as Consuelo. At certain performances, the role of Gloria Estefan will be played by Philippa Stefani.
The ensemble will include Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Katie Dunsden, Eduardo Enrikez, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Elia Lo Tauro, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Carl Patrick, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Shanna Michelle Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Frank van Hengel, Despina Violari, and Alain Zambrana Borges.
Klaudia Gjergji, Holly McDonagh, and Emily Perra will share the role of Little Gloria, with Santiago Huertas Ruiz, Jonathan Naranjo, and Alejandro Puentes Motato sharing the role of Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy.
On Your Feet! is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo and a book by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris. The bio-musical ran on Broadway for two year.