Original Aladdin cast member Michael James Scott returns to the Broadway production of the Disney musical February 15, assuming the role of the Genie for a limited run through September 15. He takes over for Major Attaway, who sets off to take his performance on the road in the show's national tour.
Scott, who served as a standby when Aladdin first opened in 2014, went on to play the Genie full-time in Australia and, more recently, in the North American tour. His additional credits include Something Rotten! and The Book of Mormon (both, like Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw).
The staging at the New Amsterdam Theatre will soon welcome more familiar faces as Ainsley Melham assumes the title role and Mike Longo steps in as Kassim beginning February 19, having previously appeared in the Australia and touring productions, respectively.
The current cast also includes Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Brian Conzales as Babkak, Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.