Victoria Clark Leads Broadway's SISTER ACT; Cast Announced!
Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced that Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark will co-star as Mother Superior in the new Broadway musical, SISTER ACT, beginning preview performances on March 24, 2011 and opening on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). As previously announced, Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller will reprise her critically acclaimed performance as Deloris Van Cartier, which she originated in the West End production of SISTER ACT.
Victoria Clark (Mother Superior) received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in the critically-acclaimed Craig Lucas-Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza in 2005. Most recently, Ms. Clark appeared in the off-Broadway production, Love, Loss and What I Wore, as well as Lincoln Center's heralded production of When the Rain Stops Falling for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her many Broadway credits include Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally, Jerry Zaks' Tony Award-winning revival of Guys and Dolls with Faith Prince and Nathan Lane, Urinetown, A Grand Night for Singing, Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret, and Sunday in the Park with George. Clark was also among the featured performers in Stephen Sondheim: The Birthday Concert held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, which was televised on PBS. She recently appeared opposite Norm Lewis in Fascinatin' Rhythm: Rob Fisher Celebrates the Gershwins and previously, headlined with David Hyde Pierce in Night & Day: Rob Fisher Celebrates Cole Porter, both part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series. Ms. Clark, with music director Ted Sperling, recently earned rave reviews for their show entitled "The Vicki and Ted Show" at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. Her many appearances at the acclaimed Encores! series include Follies with Donna Murphy, Christine Baranski, and Victor Garber, Juno, and Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway credits include Craig Lucas' Prayer for My Enemy, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Nicky Silver's The Agony and the Agony. Clark's film credits include Cradle Will Rock, The Happening, Main Street, and Harvest, and TV appearances include "Mercy," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," and the PBS special Sweeney Todd in Concert featuring Patti LuPone, George Hearn, and the San Francisco Philharmonic.
The Broadway company will also feature Fred Applegate (Young Frankenstein) as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt (Wicked) as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan (The Producers) as Joey, Demond Green (The Toxic Avenger) as TJ, Chester Gregory (Dreamgirls) as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs (The Color Purple) as Curtis, Marla Mindelle (South Pacific) as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan (Picnic) as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa (The Pee-Wee Herman Show) as Pablo.