Richard Kline, most recently seen in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of the new musical The Sting, will join the national tour of Waitress beginning December 14.
The stage and screen star, best known for playing Larry on the classic sitcom Three's Company, will step into the role of Joe when the tour plays Spokane's First Interstate Center for the Arts.
Kline made his Broadway debut in City of Angels and toured for over a year as the Wizard in Wicked. Regional theatre credits include Other Desert Cities, Death of A Salesman, and the title role in Henry V at The Folger Shakespeare Theater. In the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s By Jeeves, he played Jeeves at both the Godspeed Opera and The Kennedy Center.
The current touring company of the Sara Bareilles musical also features Christine Dwyer as Jenna, Jessie Shelton as Dawn, Maiesha McQueen as Becky, Steven Good as Dr. Pomatter, Ryan G. Dunkin as Cal, Matt DeAngelis as Earl, and Jeremy Morse as Ogie.
Rounding out the ensemble are Rheaume Crenshaw, David Hughey, Kolby Kindle, Emily Koch, Adam J. Levy, Tatiana Lofton, Gerianne Pérez, Brad Standley, Grace Stockdale, Alex Tripp, and Kevin Zak.
Waitress was the first Broadway musical to have women in the four top creative team spots: original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Bareilles, a book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), direction by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland), and choreography by Lorin Latarro.