The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band’s Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and book by Robert Horn, is set to begin performances on Broadway March 29, 2019, at the Marquis Theatre. The production, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Denis Jones, will officially open April 23.
Tony nominee Santino Fontana leads the cast as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. The cast also includes Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.
See the cast and creative team meet the press below:
The creative team also includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Brian Ronan, hair and wig designer Paul Huntley, and make-up designer Angelina Avallone. Casting is by Jim Carnahan C.S.A. Music supervision is by Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow.
Tootsie is produced by Scott Sanders Productions and co-produced by James L. Nederlander and Sally Horchow.