Todrick Hall to star alongside Colleen Ballinger in Waitress
Hall will play Ogie in Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from August 20, 2019.
The Broadway and social media star Todrick Hall will return to the Great White Way to star in Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He will play the role of Ogie for a four-week engagement from August 20 through September 15, 2019.
Hall will star alongside the previously announced Colleen Ballinger as Dawn, who will also star in the production for the same period.
He returns to Broadway having previously starred in Kinky Boots and Chicago, as well as Memphis and The Color Purple earlier on in his career. He is also a recurring judge and resident choreographer on "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and has over three million subscribers and 650 million views on his Youtube channel. Later this year, Hall will begin a world tour.
The current principal cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean (as Jenna), Erich Bergen (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 December 15, 2019.
(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)