Billy & President WJ Clinton cast for Clinton the Musical


Producers of the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of Clinton the Musical, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, have announced additional casting for the production, including the two actors set to play the man himself.

Tom Galantich will take on the role of President 'WJ' Clinton, whilst Duke LaFoon will play 'Billy' Clinton. Other cast members now include John Treacy Egan (Newt Gingrich), Veronica Kuehn (Monica Lewinsky), Kevin Zak (Kenneth Starr), with Kara Guy, Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson, and Gretchen Wylder. They join previously announced Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Hillary Clinton) and Emmy Award winner Judy Gold (Eleanor Roosevelt).

Clinton the Musical officially opens at New World Stages on 9 April 2015, following previews from 26 March, and is currently booking through to 6 September 2015.

Clinton the Musical features a book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and music and lyrics by Paul Hodge.

Synopsis: "The show explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: 'WJ,' the wholesome, intelligent one, and 'Billy,' the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe."

The musical comedy premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, before transferring to London's King's Head Theatre in 2013 and the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2014.

The creative team of Clinton the Musical features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by David Woolard and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald. It is produced off-Broadway by Kari Lynn Hearn.

- by Tom Millward

(L-R): Dale Hensley, John Treacy Egan, Tom Galantich, Kerry Butler, Duke LaFoon, Judy Gold, Veronica Kuehn, Kevin Zak and Kara Guy