Complete casting has been announced for the second leg of the national tour of An American in Paris, which is set to welcome new cast members beginning October 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Allison Walsh, who was a Lise alternate and part of the ensemble in the Broadway production, replaces Sara Esty in the role. Matthew Scott, who starred as Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris on Broadway, will reprise that role for the tour. Other new principals include Ben Michael as Henri Baurel, Kirsten Scott as Milo Davenport, and Teri Hansen as Madame Baure.
They join previously announced McGee Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, as Jerry Mulligan in the tour. Deanna Doyle joins as the Lise alternate, and David Prottas, who has been with the tour from the beginning, takes over as the Jerry alternate.
Members of the ensemble will include Brianna Abruzzo, Polly Baird, Karolina Blonski, Brittany Bohn, Brittany Cioce, Kevin A. Cosculluela, Ashlee Dupré, Andrew Eckert, Zak Edwards, Brian Gephart, Erika Hebron, Christopher M. Howard, Laura Kaufman, Weston Krukow, Ben Lanham, Francis Lawrence, Adrian Lee, Colby Q. Lindeman, Nathalie Marrable, Kenneth Michael Murray, Don Noble, Charlotte O'Dowd, Danielle Santos, Melissa Steadman, Kyle Vaughn, and Laurie Wells.
An American in Paris follows an American soldier and a mysterious ballet performer and their paths that cros in the aftermath of the second world war.
Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, plus a book by Craig Lucas. The creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer), Jon Weston (sound designer), and 59 Productions (projections). Casting is by Telsey + Co.
An American in Paris, which ended its run at Broadway's Palace Theatre October 9, 2016, won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards.
The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO, and Théâtre du Châtelet.