John has joined the cast of the Pre-Broadway world premiere of Tootsie, the new musical based on the hit 1982 film. Tootsie has music & lyrics by recent Tony-winner David Yazbeck (The Band's Visit), book by Robert Horn, will be directed by eight-time Tony-nominee Scott Ellis and choreographed by Denis Jones. The show will premiere in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theater from September 11th-October 14th, 2018, before a planned Broadway bow in the spring of 2019.
The cast is lead by Tony-nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey (a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona "Dorothy Michaels"). The rest of the cast includes Lilli Cooper (currently on Broadway in SpongeBob SquarePants) as Julie Nichols, Tony nominee Sarah Stiles (Hand to God) as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann (Significant Other) as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You) as Rita Mallory, Tony winner Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Stan Fields, and Tony nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday) as Ron Carlisle.
For more information visit www.TootsieMusical.com