Rupert to Join Legally Blonde Tour Feb. 10

News   Rupert to Join Legally Blonde Tour Feb. 10
Tony Award-winning actor Michael Rupert, who appeared in the original cast of Broadway's Legally Blonde, will begin performances in the national tour of that Tony-nominated musical Feb. 10 in Denver.
Michael Rupert
Michael Rupert

The Falsettos actor originated the role of Professor Callahan on Broadway and will succeed current Legally Blonde tour cast member Ken Land in that part. Land will appear in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, which begins performances at the Broadway Theatre March 27.

A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for the 1986 revival of Sweet Charity, Rupert has appeared on Broadway in The Happy Time, Pippin and City of Angels. He originated the role of Marvin in William Finn's March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (later combined on Broadway in Falsettos), and has appeared Off-Broadway in Elegies: A Song Cycle and Putting It Together. He is the composer of the musicals 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down and Strange Vacation.

Legally Blonde stars Becky Gulsvig as pink-clad Harvard Law student Elle Woods, with DB Bonds as Emmett, Natalie Joy Johnson as Paulette, Jeff McLean as Warner, Rhiannon Hansen as Margot, Megan Lewis as Vivienne, Coleen Sexton as Brooke, Tiffany Engen as Serena, Lucia Spina as Enid and Candice Marie Woods as Pilar.

The ensemble includes Barry Anderson, Sara Andreas, Kyle Brown, Liberty Cogen, Ven Daniel, Brooke Leigh Engen, Spencer Howard, Paul Jackel, Jason Kappus, Ashley Moniz, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Brian Patrick Murphy, CJay Hardy Philip, Alex Puette, Jonathan Rayson, Constantine Rousouli and J.B.Wing.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who made his directorial debut with the Broadway musical, also directs and choreographs the tour, which launched in Providence, RI, September 2008. Current tour dates for Legally Blonde include:

Denver, CO (Feb. 2-14 at the Buell Theatre)
Portland, OR (Feb. 16-21 at the Keller Auditorium)
Seattle, WA (Feb. 23-March 14 at the 5th Avenue Theatre)
San Jose, CA (March 16-21 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts)
Salt Lake City, UT (March 23-28 at the Capitol Theatre)
San Diego, CA (March 30-April 4 at the Civic Theatre)
St. Louis, MO (April 8-11 at the Fox Theatre)
Milwaukee, WI (April 13-18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts)
Appleton, WI (April 20-25 at Fox Cities PAC)
Omaha, NE (April 27-May 2 at the Orpheum Theatre)
Indianapolis, IN (May 4-9 at the Clowes Memorial Hall)
Cincinnati, OH (May 11-23 at the Aronoff Center)
Newark, NJ (June 1-6 at the New Jersey PAC)
Louisville, KY (June 8-13 at the Kentucky Center)
Toronto, Ontario (July 6-Aug. 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre)
Vienna, VA (Aug. 12-15 at Wolf Trap)

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