Casting Singers for Broadway Musical ‘Tootsie’

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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.


Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman, producers; David Yazbek, music and lyrics; Robert Horn, book; Scott Ellis, director; Denis Jones, choreographer; Andrea Grody, music director; Jim Carnahan Casting, casting.

Pre-Broadway Engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago
First Rehearsal in NY: July 23, 2018
Performances: September 11, 2018 – October 14, 2018
Broadway Spring 2019

ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition.



  • ENSEMBLE SINGERS WHO MOVE: Characters are 20’s – 40’s: Seeking excellent male and female singers who move of all ethnicities. Looking for charismatic, unique performers with a great sense of humor. May be required to cover principal roles.


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


Please prepare a 16 bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song. Please bring a picture and resume stapled together.




Source: Playbill


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