Will Chase to Join Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway

Broadway News   Will Chase to Join Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway
The leading duo will reprise their roles from Roundabout's 2016 benefit concert.
Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony Award nominee Will Chase will join previously announced Tony winner Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) in the 2019 Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Kiss Me, Kate at Studio 54 on Broadway. Chase will star as Fred Graham/Petruchio, reprising his performance—alongside O'Hara as Lilli Vanessi —from Roundabout’s 2016 benefit concert.

Norm Lewis, Will Burton, Robert Fairchild, Heléne Yorke, Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase, John Pankow, and Richard Kind Joseph Marzullo/WENN


Scott Ellis, who helmed the concert presentation, will direct. Warren Carlyle will return to choreograph, and Paul Gemignani will serve as musical director.

Kiss Me, Kate will begin previews February 14, 2019, ahead of a March 14 opening. The limited engagement is scheduled through June 2.

In the 1948 musical comedy from Cole Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack, two divorced and egocentric performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew.

The creative team for the Roundabout revival includes David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), Brian Ronan (sound), and David Brian Brown (hair and wig design).

Additional cast members will be announced soon.

Chase was last seen on Broadway as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! He is a Tony Award nominee for his performance in the 2012 Broadway revival of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood; his other Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, Aida, Lennon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, High Fidelity, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon, and Roger in Rent. On screen, he can be seen on HBO's Sharp Objects and YouTube Red's Impulse. He recently appeared on FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Netflix's Stranger Things, and HBO's The Deuce.

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