Noah Galvin debuts as Ogie in Waitress on Broadway

The hit Broadway musical Waitress continues performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway.

Noah Galvin

You'll love him like a table! “The Real O’Neals” and Dear Evan Hansen star Noah Galvin joins the Broadway company of hit musical Waitress tonight, as previously reported, assuming the role of Ogie. Eddie Jemison, who originated the role in the 2007 movie, played his final performance as Ogie on April 28.

Perhaps best known for his TV role as Kenny O'Neal in ABC's "The Real O'Neals," Noah Galvin also played the titular role in Dear Evan Hansen from November 2017 to February 2018 and also appeared in the Third National Tour of Les Misérables. Off-Broadway he has worked for such esteemed companies as New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons and Signature Theatre.

In addition, Caitlin Houlahan returns to the role of Dawn tonight, succeeding previous cast member Lenne Klingaman. Ms. Houlahan made her Broadway debut in Waitress in October 2016 and was most recently seen starring as Kate Draper in Girl from the North Country at the Public Theater.

The current principal cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean (as Jenna), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (as Dr. Pomatter), Charity Angél Dawson​ (as Becky), Caitlin Houlahan (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Tony Award nominee Larry Marshall (as Old Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Noah Galvin (as Ogie).

Waitress officially opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, following previews from March 25.

Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by seven-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

Synopsis: "Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the musical follows Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage."

The creative team features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Jonathan Deans.

Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick.

Waitress Tickets are available now for performances through to September 1, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown​)