Tony winner Julie White steps into the central role of Nora in Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 July 25. She succeeds Laurie Metcalf, who won her first Tony Award for her performance and took her final bow at the John Golden Theatre July 23.
Additionally, Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson and Erin Wilhelmi join the production, stepping into the roles of Torvald and Emmy. They take over from Chris Cooper and Condola Rashad, respectively.
Continuing in the role of Anne Marie is Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell. She, Cooper, and Rashad all earned Tony nominations for their work in the comedic follow-up to Ibsen’s drama.
White received a Tony Award in 2007 for The Little Dog Laughed. She also earned a nod for Airline Highway and most recently appeared on Broadway in Sylvia. Henderson earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Jim Bono in Fences—a role her later reprised in the 2016 film adaptation. Wilhelmi made her Broadway debut last year in The Crucible.
A Doll’s House, Part 2 picks up 15 years after the original, which ends with Nora closing the door on her family in a quest for independence. Now, following self-realized success, Nora returns home to confront her past in order to truly move on.