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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL!

November 23
9:00 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features and Jujamcyn Theaters will present ELF, starring Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Valerie Wright (Deb), Adam Heller (Mr. Greenway) and Michael Mandell (Store Manager). Leavel, Jacoby, Wright and Mandell are reprising the roles they originated in the 2010 production of ELF. 

Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles!

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production will play a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit which starred Will Ferrell in the title role, ELF features a score by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (Music) and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics) with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). ELF is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Monty Python’s Spamalot).

 

Wayne Knight (Santa)  has one of the most recognizable faces in television and film, having starred in both comedies and dramas alike. Knight is perhaps most well-known for his legendary role as Newman on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld” or Dennis Nedry in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. His career spans three decades beginning with a three year run on Broadway in Gemini.  On television, Knight was a series regular on the hit show “3rd Rock From the Sun” playing Officer Don Orville. He can currently be seen as Haskell on the TV Land sitcom “The Exes” as well as Rick, the lascivious neighbor, a recurring role on TV Land’s first original sitcom, “Hot In Cleveland.” 

BETH LEAVEL (Emily) Beth received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone.  Beth also received a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It’s You.  She recently performed the roles of Sally Adams in Call Me Madam at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias at the North Carolina Theatre and the much put upon maid, Berthe, in Boeing-Boeing at the Paper Mill Playhouse.  Other Broadway roles Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War,Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street.  Ms. Leavel was also seen in New York City Center Encores! production of No, No, Nanette as Lucille.  Numerous Off-Broadway, regional theatre, commercials, and TV, including the final episode of ER.  MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam.  Grateful to my boys @ BRS.

Mark Jacoby (Walter) Most recently: Dean Warfield, The Nutty Professor (World Premiere); The Wizard of Oz, Wicked (1st National Tour). Broadway: original Father, Ragtime; Gaylord Ravenal, Showboat (Tony and Outer Critics' nominations); The Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera; Baron von Gaigern, Grand Hotel; Vittorio Vidal, Sweet Charity (Theatre World Award); The Padre, Man of La Mancha; Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd. Off-Broadway: The Playwright, Enter the Guardsman (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Peter Dummermut, The Visit (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination); Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof (Walnut Street Theatre, Barrymore Award); Guido Contini, Nine (Joseph Jefferson Award). 

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