|The Muny premiere of |
Thoroughly Modern Millie
June 18 - 24
All performances begin at 8:15pm
When a small-town girl arrives in New York City to lead a new, thoroughly modern lifestyle, adventure ensues! Thoroughly Modern Millie is a big, fun-filled show with energetic dance numbers, fabulous flappers, and the spectacle of 1920s New York. Winner of six Tony® Awards, including Best Musical.
Broadway veteran Tari Kelly stars as Millie Dillmount. She is joined by Tony® Award winning actress Beth Leavel as Mrs. Meers, and legendary performer Leslie Uggams reprising her Broadway role of Muzzy. Also appearing are Andrew Samonsky as Jimmy, Megan McGinnis as Miss Dorothy, Stephen Buntrock as Trevor Graydon, Francis Jue as Ching Ho, Darren Lee as Bun Foo and Tory Ross as Miss Flannery.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Chris Bailey.
In The Press…
Leslie Uggams To Star At The Muny
Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams will reprise her critically acclaimed Broadway role of Muzzy in the 2012 Muny premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, June 18 - 24. Leslie was last seen at The Muny in the 1977 production of Guys and Dolls.
"I am thrilled to welcome Leslie back to the Muny stage," commented Mike Isaacson, Muny executive producer. "Her unique style and grace, joined with her amazing talent, brings an electricity to the role of Muzzy. She is a true legend in the entertainment industry and the Muny audience is in for a real treat."
"It's wonderful to be returning to The Muny and to such a delightful role," says Leslie Uggams. "Muzzy is one of those bon vivant, larger-than-life characters, and her songs are torchy and bluesy and lots of fun. It was a great experience for me to be in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, and I look forward to revisiting the show in such a great theatre as The Muny."