NAMT is thrilled to announce final casting for this year’s Festival. The Festival of New Musicals will take place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Online registration for the Festival closes on Monday, October 21. Walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Festival for an additional fee.
Newly announced casting for the 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals includes Alan Ariano (Broadway: The King and I), Jenn Colella (Broadway: Come From Away), Emy Coligado (Broadway: Miss Saigon), Jennifer Damiano (Broadway: American Psycho), Dayna Jarae Dantzler (Broadway: Waitress), Kyle Decker (Broadway: Come From Away), Nicolas Dromard (Broadway: Mary Poppins, NY: Jersey Boys), Jerry Gallagher (Regional: Crazy For You), Deon’te Goodman (Regional: 25th Annual…Spelling Bee), Alan H. Green (Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ellen Harvey (Broadway: Present Laughter), David Hughey (Broadway:Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), Jorrel Javier (Broadway: The Lightning Thief), Chiké Johnson (Broadway: A Time to Kill), Liisi LaFontaine (West End:Dreamgirls), Carlos Lopez (Broadway: Man of La Mancha), Julia Murney (Broadway: Lennon, Wicked), Bronson Norris Murphy (National Tour: Love Never Dies), Charlie Oh (National Tour: The King and I), Conor Ryan (Broadway: Cinderella), Diana Oh (NY: Georgia Mertching Is Dead),Veronica Otim (Regional: Hair),CJ Pawlikowski (NY: Jersey Boys), Robert Petkoff (Broadway: All The Way), Celeste Rose (NY: We Are The Tigers), Cody Jamison Strand (Broadway: The Book of Mormon), Alet Taylor (Regional: Freaky Friday), Christian Thompson (Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud), Natalie Toro (Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities), Sonya Venugopal(Regional: Annie), Diamond Essence White (Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen), Alan Wiggins (Broadway: Pretty Woman), Jason SweetTooth Williams (Broadway: Be More Chill), Michael Winther (National Tour: Fun Home) and Gianna Yanelli (Broadway: Mean Girls). The casting director for the Festival is Michael Cassara, CSA.
This year’s Festival shows are…
HI, MY NAME IS BEN book & lyrics by Scott Gilmour, music by Claire McKenzie
INTERSTATE book, lyrics & music by Melissa Li, book & lyrics by Kit Yan
IRON JOHN: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY music & book by Jacinth Greywoode, lyrics & book by Rebecca Hart (How to Break, Fest ’14)
LAUTREC AT THE ST. JAMES music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort, Fest ’12), book & lyrics by John Dietrich
ONE WAY music & book by Ben Bonnema, lyrics & book by Christopher Staskel
SEAWIFE music & lyrics by The Lobbyists, book by Seth Moore, directed & developed by Liz Carlson
SIMON & JORGE PAY THEIR STUDENT LOANS book, music & lyrics by Jesse Gage
TEETH book & music by Anna K. Jacobs, book & lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
The Festival is free for industry members, make sure to register online by Monday, October 21.
Look forward to seeing you at the Festival!