Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Tony Award-winning The King and I star Kelli O’Hara, and Grease Live! sensation Aaron Tveit are set to star in three of this season's most-anticipated musicals, including O'Hara's turn as Lilli in Kiss Me, Kate; and Fontana and Tveit in the screen-to-stage adaptations of Tootsie and Moulin Rouge!, respectively.
Fans can also catch the Broadway-bound stars in concert over the next several months, with several engagements planned for the New York area.
Fontana will slip into the starring role of the new Broadway musical adaptation of Tootsie, the 1982 film about a struggling actor whose life changes when he takes on a female persona—Dorothy Micheals—to land a role on a major soap opera. Fontana takes on the role originated on screen by Dustin Hoffman that gets a whole new sound from Tony Award-winning The Band’s Visit composer-lyricist David Yazbeck.
Fans can catch Fontana in concert at Birdland on December 3 and 17 at 7 PM.
O’Hara, who recently concluded a celebrated run in the London transfer of The King and I, will co-star opposite Will Chase in a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, beginning February 14 at 54 Below.
Her busy concert schedule includes An Evening With Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison (November 27 with the San Diego Symphony); in concert at Kean University (December 15); as well as two concerts with Seth Rudetsky (December 2 at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and at The Town Hall January 14, 2019).
Following a Boston world-premiere last summer, Tveit will repeat his performance as Christian in the Broadway musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!, which begins performances June 28 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Tveit will ring in the New Year with a special 11 PM concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below on December 31. The New Year’s Eve ticket package include a two-course prix fixe dinner, dessert buffet, open bar, and more. Click here for tickets.
Fontana has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.