Tootsie Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

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The musical adaptation of the classic movie, starring Tony Award winner Santino Fontana, opened at the Marquis Theatre April 23.
Company of <i>Tootsie</i>
Company of Tootsie Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band’s Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Robert Horn, celebrated 100 performances on Broadway July 22. Following its April 23 opening night at the Marquis Theatre, the production went on to win a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Fontana and a Best Book of a Musical for Horn.

Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed Denis Jones, Tootsie tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. The cast also includes Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

Cast of <i>Tootsie</i>
Cast of Tootsie Marc J. Franklin

Rounding out the cast are Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett Chase, Britney Coleman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, John Arthur Greene, Drew King, Jeff Kready, Harris Milgrim, Adam Monley, Shina Ann Morris, James Moye, Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Diana Vaden, and Anthony Wayne.

The creative team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Brian Ronan, hair and wig designer Paul Huntley, and make-up designer Angelina Avallone. Casting is by Jim Carnahan C.S.A. Music supervision is by Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow.

Tootsie is produced by Scott Sanders Productions and co-produced by James L. Nederlander and Sally Horchow.

Flip through photos of Tootsie below:

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