The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band’s Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Robert Horn, opened its pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre September 30. Performances continue through October 14.
Leading the cast is Tony nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. The cast also includes Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.
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The cast also features Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett Chase, Britney Coleman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, John Arthur Greene, Drew King, Jeff Kready, Harris Milgrim, Adam Monley, Shina Ann Morris, James Moye, Katerina Papacostas, Diana Vaden, and Anthony Wayne.
The production features orchestrations by Simon Hale, sets by David Rockwell, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan, hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, and make-up design by Angelina Avallone. Casting is by Jim Carnahan C.S.A. Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow serve as music supervisors.