Now casting equity singers for the stage-musical adaptation of the 1982 comedy flick Tootsie. The pre-Broadway Engagement will take place at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, followed by an intended Broadway run in 2019. Lots of buzz about the stage-musical has been rumored for quite some time. The tuner will make its Great White Way debut in spring of 2019. Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Frozen), who has been speculated as the musical’s star for some time, will lead the cast as struggling actor Michael Dorsey. Tootsie centers on Michael Dorsey (Fontana), a talented but difficult actor who can’t find work due to his poor reputation. To land a gig on the hot soap opera Southwest General, Dorsey dresses as a woman and creates a female persona he calls Dorothy Michaels. When Dorothy suddenly becomes an inspiration to women throughout the country, Dorsey finds himself in deep trouble. As America falls in love with the fictional Dorothy Michaels, Dorsey falls for his female co-star and Dorothy’s best friend, Julie Nichols. The film Tootsie starred Dustin Hoffman in an Oscar-nominated turn as Dorsey with Jessica Lange in an Oscar-winning performance as Julie.
Time & Date: Friday February 16th 2018 beginning 10:00 AM for Female Singers ~AND~ 2:00 PM for Male Singers.
Where: Ripley-Grier Studios (520) 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018-6507
17th Floor – Auditions: 17I, Holding Room: 17N