CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER’S TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
MAN OF LA MANCHA
Broadway Star and Hometown Favorite
Stars as Don Quixote
August 9, 2016– [Milwaukee] Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces complete casting for the 2016/17 Season opener Man of La Mancha. The Tony Award-winning musical, which already broke the box office record for biggest on sale in the history of the Quadracci Powerhouse, stars previously announced Broadway star and Milwaukee Native Nathaniel Stampley as Don Quixote. Joining him are Leenya Rideout (Broadway’s War Horse and The Rep’s Woody Sez) as Aldonza, Todd Buonopane (Broadway’s Cinderella and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Sancho, Milwaukee Rep favorites Jonathan Gillard Daly (Of Mice of Men, Ragtime) as Padre, Gavin Gregory (Ragtime) as Pedro, Beth Mulkerron (A Christmas Carol, Ragtime) as Maria, Michael Doherty (Ragtime, A Christmas Carol) as Anselmo, Bethany Thomas (The Color Purple, Ain’t MIsbehavin’) as Housekeeper and Michael Accardo (The Doyle and Debbie Show) as Barber/Captain of the Inquisition. Matt Daniels (Chamber’s Around the World in 80 Days) as Duke, Emma Rose Brooks (New London Barn Playhouse) as Antonia, Tommy Hahn (Skylight’s Les Miserables) as Muleteer and Justin Senese (Joseph Nat’l Tour) as Muleteer to make their Milwaukee Rep debuts. Man of La Mancha opening night is Saturday, September 24 in the Quadracci Powerhouse.
Man of La Mancha is directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, making it his seventh musical staged in the Quadracci Powerhouse following Dreamgirls (2015/16), The Color Purple (2014/15), Ragtime (2013/14), Assassins (2012/13), Next to Normal (2011/12), and Cabaret (2010/11). The production features music direction by Milwaukee Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi (Ragtime, Dreamgirls), set design by Jack Magaw (The Mousetrap), costume design by Alexander B. Tecoma (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple), lighting design by Jason Fassl (Good People), sound design by Megan B. Henninger (Back Home Again), music supervision by Associate Artist John Tanner (Ragtime) and movement direction by James Zager (Milwaukee Opera Theater).
The Tony Award-winning Musical Man of La Mancha is the classic story of Don Quixote retold in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes enlists his fellow inmates to help his defense by telling a tale of a mad knight who believes the wrongs of the world can be corrected as he jousts at windmills with his trusty sidekick Sancho, and his beloved Dulcinea. With beautiful songs like “The Impossible Dream” and “Dulcinea,” this timeless tale of love and adventure continues The Rep’s popular streak of bringing the best of Broadway to the intimate Powerhouse stage.
Man of La Mancha begins performances September 20 and runs through October 30 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical are now on sale, tickets can be purchased online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street).
Man of La Mancha is presented by BMO Private Bank. Executive Producers for the production are Greg and Rhonda Oberland. The performance of Nathaniel Stampley is sponsored by Paul McElwee and Gayle Rosemann. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.
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