Uggams was last seen at The Muny in the 1977 production of Guys and Dolls.
"I am thrilled to welcome Leslie back to the Muny stage," commented Mike Isaacson, Muny executive producer, in a statement. "Her unique style and grace, joined with her amazing talent, brings an electricity to the role of Muzzy. She is a true legend in the entertainment industry and the Muny audience is in for a real treat."
"It's wonderful to be returning to The Muny and to such a delightful role," added Uggams. "Muzzy is one of those bon vivant, larger-than-life characters, and her songs are torchy and bluesy and lots of fun. It was a great experience for me to be in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, and I look forward to revisiting the show in such a great theatre as The Muny."
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