Blake Harrison, known for his performance as Neil Sutherland on the E4 series The Inbetweeners, will join the West End cast of Waitress beginning June 17. He takes over for another favorite from a mid-aughts TV comedy: Jack McBrayer. The 30 Rock Emmy nominee will take his final bow at London's Adelphi Theatre June 15.
June 15 marks the end of Katharine McPhee's leading turn as Jenna as well. As previously reported, Lucie Jones will step into the central role of the Sara Bareilles musical, with The Pussycat Dolls' Ashley Roberts also joining the cast as Dawn, replacing Laura Baldwin for a limited engagement.
In addition to The Inbetweeners (and its two follow-up movies), Harrison's screen credits include BBC's A Very English Scandal, Prime Suspect 1973, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. He's previously appeared on the London stage in Step 9 (of 12) and The End of the Pier.
The cast also includes Marisha Wallace as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.