Shuler Hensley to Star in Atlanta Opera’s Sweeney Todd

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The Tony winner will take on the title role in the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical.
Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley

Tony winner Shuler Hensley will play the title role in the Atlanta Opera’s 2018 staging of Sweeney Todd with Meredith Arwady as Mrs. Lovett. Under the direction of general and artistic director Tomer Zvulun, performances will run June 9, 12, 15, and 17, 2018.

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Hensley recently took on the role of Sweeney in the world premiere of Prince of Broadway in Japan—a revue that features words and music from six decades of shows helmed by Harold Prince—for which he performed “My Friends” alongside Nancy Opel. Take a sneak peek at his performance in the video below.

Sweeney Todd features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond.

Sweeney Todd is currently playing Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in an immersive production from The Tooting Arts Club. The downtown theatre has been transformed into a working pie shop for its run, which opened March 1 and has extended through December 31.

Currently leading the cast of the Off-Broadway revival are Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Sweeney Todd, Tony nominee Carolee Carmello as Mrs. Lovett, Jamie Jackson as Judge Turpin, and John-Michael Lyles as Tobias. The cast also includes Matt Doyle as Anthony, Alex Finke as Johanna, Betsy Morgan as Pirelli & Beggar Woman, Brad Oscar as The Beadle, and Colin Anderson, David Michael Garry, Liz Pearce, and Monet Sabel.

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