Sarah Hyland and Benjamin Walker Join the Cast of HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
Casting has been completed for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of HAIR, the American Tribal Love-Rock musical, which won the Tony and Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical in 2009. The additional cast members announced are Sarah Hyland as Chrissy, Mario as Hud, Jonah Platt as Woof, Benjamin Walker as Berger, and Kevin Chamberlin as Dad.
HAIR will also star previously announced Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom. Adam Shankman will direct and choreograph, Lon Hoyt will conduct, and Zach Woodlee will serve as associate director and associate choreographer.
Sarah Hyland is best known for her role as "Haley" on ABC's Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning series,Modern Family. Hyland's other television credits include Blanche Barrow in the Bonnie and Clydeminiseries, as well as Lipstick Jungle and One Life to Live. She also appeared as Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier in the original Broadway cast of Grey Gardens.
Mario is a multi-platinum selling singer and actor, best known for his singles, "Just a Friend" and "Let Me Love You," which garnered him two Billboard® Music Awards and two Grammy award nominations. He has appeared in the films Step Up and Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank, and released four studio albums: Mario, Turning Point, Go, and D.N.A.
Jonah Platt is the founder and artistic director of One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical. His recent theatre credits include the Los Angeles revival of Bare at the Hayworth Theatre, Floyd Collins at La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, and For the Record: Baz Luhrmann at The Rockwell Table & Stage. His recent TV credits include Bravo's "It's a Brad Brad World" and the series finale of "The Office."
Benjamin Walker is best known for playing Abraham Lincoln in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He has also appeared in the films Kinsey and Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers. On Broadway, Benjamin Walker originated the role of Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He's also appeared in the Broadway revivals of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Inherit the Wind, and as Brick in the 2013 Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Benjamin will next be seen starring in Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea.
Kevin Chamberlin received Tony Award and Drama Desk® award nominations for his roles as Uncle Fester inThe Addams Family, Horton the Elephant in Seussical, and Charlie in Dirty Blonde. He's also appeared on Broadway in revivals of Chicago and The Ritz. Kevin Chamberlin's film credits include "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock," "In and Out," "Suspect Zero" and "Christmas with the Kranks."
Adam Shankman (previously announced) directs and choreographs the Hollywood Bowl production of Hair. He is an acclaimed director, choreographer, and dancer whose directing credits include the film versions of Hairspray, which received three Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and Rock of Ages, starring Tom Cruise. His other film directing credits include A Walk to Remember and The Wedding Planner. Adam has also directed episodes for the hit television series Glee and Modern Family and choreographed the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the "rock musical," exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits - including "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" - that have become ingrained in pop culture. Audiences will celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we "Let the Sunshine In."
Hair has book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. Conceived by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair was the opening production at the new Public Theatre in New York City's East Village in 1967. Hair opened on Broadway, at the Biltmore Theatre, on April 29, 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, closing on July 1, 1972.
Hair will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl this summer -- Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at8 PM, and Sunday, August 3, at 7:30. Subscriptions and single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Hollywood Bowl box office, online at HollywoodBowl.com and via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. The box office hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 12 PM to 6 PM.