The former singer for one of the first-ever boy bands will play Zoser in the hit Elton John-Tim Rice musical. Dolenz previously played the role in the musical's national tour. In a recent statement the actor-singer said, "I am thrilled to be working with so many talented people on such a prestigious project."
Dolenz joins a company that includes Michelle T. Williams (Aida), Will Chase (Radames) and Lisa Brescia (Amneris).
Micky Dolenz was one of the stars of the sixties TV show "The Monkees," about a rock-and-roll band. The group sold over 65 million records, and their albums included "The Monkees," "More of the Monkees," "Headquarters" and "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd." Dolenz also starred in the West End musical The Point and later became a producer-director for the BBC and London Weekend Television. In 1996 the Monkees reunited for a 30-year summer tour around the U.S., and Dolenz recently directed the hit TV show "Boy Meets World." His other theatre credits include Grease, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Tom Sawyer.