Michael James Scott Returns to Broadway's Aladdin

Broadway News   Michael James Scott Returns to Broadway's Aladdin
 
The actor is back as the Genie at the Disney musical.
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Michael James Scott Marc J. Franklin

Original Aladdin cast member Michael James Scott rejoins the Broadway company, again assuming the role of Genie beginning February 28 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Scott, who served as a standby when the Disney musical first opened in 2014, went on to play the Genie full-time in Australia, in London's West End, and 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).

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The current cast also includes Rodney Ingram as Aladdin (with Ainsley Melham stepping in in March), Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Brian Gonzales as Babkak, Mike Longo as Kassim, Brad Weinstock as Omar, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, and J. C. Montgomery as Sultan.

The Disney Theatrical Productions title opened in 2014 and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin.

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