Catch Me If You Can announces full cast


The complete cast for the new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can. Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will star as 'Carl Hanratty' and Aaron Tveit will star as 'Frank Abagnale, Jr.' alongside Tony Nominee Tom Wopat as 'Frank Abagnale, Sr.' and Tony Nominee Kerry Butler as 'Brenda Strong.'

Catch Me If You Can will open on Broadway on 10 Apr 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, following previews from 7 Mar 2011.

This new musical, created by a team of Tony winners, features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell and is directed by Jack O'Brien.

Catch Me If You Can is based on the book and 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Stephen Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Catch Me If You Can captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot, all before the agge of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.

The cast will also feature Rachel De Benedet as 'Paula Abagnale,' Linda Hart as 'Carol Strong,' Nick Wyman as 'Roger Strong,' Joe Cassidy, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Brandon Wardell, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Aleks Pevec, Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel and Katie Webber.

Scenic design for Catch Me If You Can is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design by Steve Kennedy.

Catch Me If You Can opened at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre for a limited engagement from 23 Jul - 14 Aug 2009.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on 28 Nov 2010.

Norbert Leo Butz (Carl Hanratty). Broadway: 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' (Tony Award), 'Enron,' 'Speed-the-Plow,' 'Is He Dead?,' 'Wicked,' 'Thou Shalt Not' and 'Rent' Off-Broadway: 'Fifty Words,' 'Buicks,' 'The Last Five Years,' 'Juno and the Paycock' and 'Saved.' Film: 'Fair Game,' 'Higher Ground,' 'Dan in Real Life.'

Aaron Tveit (Frank Abagnale, Jr.) Broadway: 'Next to Normal,' 'Wicked,' 'Hairspray.'

Tom Wopat (Frank Abagnale, Sr.). Broadway: 'A Catered Affair,' '42nd Street,' 'Chicago,' 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' '42nd Street,' 'Annie Get Your Gun,' 'Guys and Dolls,' 'City of Angels,' 'I Love My Wife.' Wopat is perhaps best known for his seven-season run in the TV phenomenon "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Kerry Butler (Brenda Strong). Broadway: 'Rock of Ages,' 'Xanadu,' 'Hairspray,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'Beauty and The Beast,' 'Les Misérables' and 'Blood Brothers.' Off-Broadway: 'Bat Boy: The Musical,' 'Miracle Brothers,' 'Prodigal,' 'The Opposite of Sex.' Butler originated the role of 'Brenda' in the Seattle world premiere of 'Catch Me If You Can.'

Rachel De Benedet (Paula Abagnale). Broadway: 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,' 'Nine' and 'The Sound of Music.' Off-B'way: 'Adrift in Macao,' 'The Second Tosca.' 'National tours: Camelot,' 'The Sound of Music.'

Linda Hart (Carol Strong). Broadway: 'Hairspray,' 'Anything Goes,' 'Sid Caesar on Broadway,' 'Divine Madness' and 'Detour.'

Nick Wyman (Roger Strong). Broadway: 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Les Misérables,' 'Sly Fox,' 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.'

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