THE SCREENING ROOM: "Downton Abbey" Goes Broadway With Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Colin Mochrie and More (Video)
By Adam Hetrick
The popular British television series "Downton Abbey" gets a musical comedy makeover in a new video featuring Tony Award winner Randy Graff and Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Christiane Noll, Tony Sheldon and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" star Colin Mochrie.
John Walton West (Newsical, The Last Smoker in America) directs the video, which imagines a sneak peek of a new musical episode of "Downton Abbey." The sketch features music and lyrics by Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon, South Pacific).
Filmed at 54 Below, the cast features Colin Mochrie as "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, with Christina Bianco (Newsical) as Anna, Jane Blass (Annie) as O'Brien, Ron Bohmer (Phantom of the Opera) as Bates, John Bolton (A Christmas Story) as Moesley, Catherine Charlebois (Wicked) as Mary, Alison Cimmet (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Edith, Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon) as Gregson, Rick Crom (Newsical) as Carson, Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon) as Thomas, Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5) as Martha, Randy Graff (Les Miserables) as Mrs. Hughes, Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, "Smash") as Gillingham, Mike Kelton (Upright Citizens Brigade) as Alfred, Leigh Ann Larkin (A Little Night Music) as Rose, Christiane Noll (Ragtime) as Cora, Laura Osnes (Cinderella) as Cybil, Jane Pfitsch (Company) as Daisy, Craig Schulman (Les Miserables) as Lord Grantham, Brian Sears (The Book of Mormon) as Branson, Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Anthony, Jennifer Smith (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as the Dowager Countess, Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet) as Opera Singer, Mary Stout (Beauty and the Beast) as Mrs. Patmore, Tony Tillman as Jazz Singer, Tory Ross (Kinky Boots) as Isobel, as well as Rosie Colosi, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Adam Lendermon, Jessica Lea Patty, Nick Spangler and Ryan Worsing.
Kevin Duda (The Book of Mormon) and West produced the video, which they co-wrote with Lisa Lambert, Gregg Monteith, Kevin Duda, Simon Pearl and David McCall.
Check out the video below.
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