Why See Tootsie?
Santino Fontana stars
The 1980s hit movie, Tootsie, is gets a musical makeover this fall. Starting with a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago the brand new musical will be heading to the bright lights of Broadway in the spring of 2019.
Tony Nominee Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Cinderella, Frozen) is set to star as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, with the mind behind 2018's Tony-winning smash The Band's Visit, David Yazbek in charge of the score.
A financial and critical success when it opened back in '82, Tootsie went on to recieve ten Academy-Award nominations, with the top acting prize heading to Jessica Lange.
What is Tootsie about?
When Michael Dorsey, an actor whose obsessive need for perfection lands him without a job once more, turns to drag to get a gig, little could he predict the path that his alter-ego 'Dorothy Michaels' will tread in her high heels, changing his life forever.
Love, success, personality and more collide as Dorsey discovers more about himself than he ever expected!
Previews from: 29 March 2019
Opening night: 23 April 2019
Cast and Creative
Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Directed by Scott Ellis
Music by David Yazbek
Book by Robert Horn
Choreography by Denis Jones
Musical direction by Andrea Grody
Set by David Rockwell
Costumes by William Ivey Long
Lighting by Donald Holder
Sound design by Brian Ronan
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