See Katharine McPhee Meet the Press Ahead of Her Broadway Debut in Waitress

Photos   See Katharine McPhee Meet the Press Ahead of Her Broadway Debut in Waitress
The Smash and American Idol star will step into the role of Jenna in the Sara Bareilles musical April 10.
Katharine McPhee Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Smash and American Idol alum Katharine McPhee is set to make her Broadway debut in Waitress April 10 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

McPhee will play Jenna in the Sara Bareilles musical for a limited engagement through June 17.

Flip through photos of the press day below:

Based on the 2007 film and with a book by Jessie Nelson, Waitress tells the story of a Southern diner employee who dreams of escaping her abusive marriage by channeling her passions into her inventive pies—and an affair with a new-to-town doctor.

The cast currently includes Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, Joe Tippett as Earl, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Lee Wilkof as Joe, and Benny Elledge as Cal.

While Waitress will mark McPhee’s Broadway debut, she does have a history with musical theatre. McPhee attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters and starred in an L.A. production of Annie Get Your Gun before auditioning for the fifth season of American Idol, ultimately placing as the runner-up.

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