Len Cariou and Lee Wilkof Join Starry Guys and Dolls Carnegie Hall Concert; Casting Complete

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05 Mar 2014

Len Cariou
Len Cariou
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Complete casting has been announced for The Carnegie Hall concert presentation of the classic musical Guys and Dolls, which will be held April 3 at 7:30 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

The concert will star the previously announced two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane (The Producers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) as Nathan Detroit, two-time Tony nominee Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!, The Full Monty) as Sky Masterson, Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Master Class) as Sarah Brown and Megan Mullally (Young Frankenstein, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as Miss Adelaide. 

Tony winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music) has joined the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony nominee Lee Wilkof (Little Shop of Horrors; Kiss Me, Kate) as Harry the Horse.

Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha) and Joseph Torello (Joseph), and featured crapshooters joining the cast include Glenn Seven Allen, Manuel Herrera, Adam Jepsen, Jason Mills, Curt Olds, Nicholas Rodriguez and Cody Williams.

Previously announced cast members also include John Bolton (A Christmas Story the Musical, Curtains) as Angie the Ox, Robert Clohessy ("Boardwalk Empire") as Lieutenant Brannigan, Tony nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) as Rusty Charlie, John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Sister Act) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Wicked) as Benny Southstreet, two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Romeo and Juliet) as General Matilda B. Cartwright and Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos") as Big Jule.



Hot Box Girls include Jenny LaRoche, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Samantha Sturm and Katie Webber; crapshooters include Stephen Carrasco, Taurean Everett, Michaeljon Slinger, Justin Urso and Amos Wolff.

Adam Alexander, Nicolas Dávila, Rebecca Eichenberger, Constantine Germanacos, Gaelen Gilliland, Juan Jose Ibarra, Denis Lambert and Brian Charles Rooney have been added as vocal ensemble members, joining Cree Carrico, Christine DiGiallonardo, Timothy McDevitt, Max Miller and Joseph Torello. 

The concert will be directed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and will feature music direction by Rob Fisher (Anything Goes, Chicago, The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall and founding music director of Encores!), conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls "is an adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon and paints a picture of 1930s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown, and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide," press notes state. "The score includes favorites such as a 'A Bushel and a Peck,' 'Luck Be A Lady,' 'Take Back Your Mink,' 'Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat,' and 'If I Were A Bell.' Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950 and was subsequently revived in 1976, 1992, and, most recently, in 2009."

The creative team includes costume consultant William Ivey Long, lighting designer Alan Adelman, projections designer Wendall K. Harrington and sound designer Nevin Steinberg, with casting by Telsey + Company.

The musical is presented with full orchestra, cast and ensemble, and is a gala benefit, providing support for the artistic and music education programs of Carnegie Hall.

Visit carnegiehall.org for more information.