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Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season!

The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz, followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein, and world-wide megahit Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida.

"Our slogan for our 98th season is 'Big...Bold...Absolutely thrilling' and I'm confident these extraordinary artists will make it so," said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. "Muny casting director Megan Larche Dominick and all of our directors and choreographers and music directors have done a superb job creating companies that will make the season magical and electrifying."

Remaining casting and complete companies will be announced throughout May and June.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (June 13 - 22)

DANIELLE BOWEN (Dorothy) has performed regionally at North Shore Music Theatre in The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy and at The Ivoryton Playhouse in All Shook Up as Natalie (Connecticut Critics Circle Award Leading Actress). Additionally, she trained at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and performed in concerts at the Venetian Room and the House of Blues in Boston. She moved to NYC this past September after graduating from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

PEGGY ROEDER (Miss Gultch / The Wicked Witch of the West) recently finished her 5th Season at the Asolo Repertory Theatre where roles include Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker, Ma Joad in Grapes of Wrath, and Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She has appeared on the stages of Goodman, Steppenwolf, Mark Taper Forum, Atlantic Theatre Company, Peninsula Players, and Milwaukee Rep. Film and TV credits include Groundhog Day, Road To Perdition, Prison Break, Law & Order, Star Trek: DS9, Stranger Than Fiction, and Were The World Mine. Her work has garnered four Jeff Awards, three Artisan Awards, and two After Dark Awards.

LEAH BERRY (Glinda, the Good Witch) is thrilled to play Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Other Muny adventures include My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly! and South Pacific. Productions in St Louis include Variety Children's Theatre (Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins), New Jewish Theatre (Sirens), and Stages St Louis: Big River (Mary Jane), The Secret Garden (Rose), The Fully Monty (Pam Lukowski), and the upcoming Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert). Additional credits: The Sound of Music (Maria), The Music Man (Marian) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Leah also voices commercials for Eckerts, Intrust Bank, Missouri Lottery, Alpo, and Purina One among others.

NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ (Hank / The Tinman) The Muny: Beauty and the Beast ('10 & '15), Tarzan, The Buddy Holly Story; Broadway: Tarzan. Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Death For Five Voices, Collette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Hair. Regional: Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award), My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage; The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre; Mothers and Sons, Les Mise?rables, Master Class, Love!Valour!Compassion! at ZACH Theatre; Tarzan at Oklahoma Lyric; South Pacific & The King and I at Casa Man?ana. Film: Sex in the City II (also soundtrack). Television: Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC's One Life to Live (GLAAD Award). His debut album The First Time... is available at and on iTunes.

STEPHEN WALLEM (Zeke / The Lion) Muny: Shrek, Seussical. SAG Award-nominated actor best known as Thor Lundgren on the Emmy-winning Showtime series Nurse Jackie. NY theater: Pipe Dream (Encores!), Anna Nicole (NY City Opera/BAM), Bedroom Secrets (Fringe Excellence Award). National tours: Into the Woods, Forever Plaid, Scrooge. Other regional: Man of La Mancha (Long Wharf), A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George (Ravinia Festival), James Joyce's The Dead (Court Theater), Forever Plaid (Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas). TV: Horace and Pete, Difficult People. Cabaret: Schwartz and All (Birdland), The Other Steve and Edie (with Edie Falco).

42ND STREET (June 24 - 30)

SHULER HENSLEY (Julian Marsh) Broadway: No Man's Land/Waiting For Godot, Young Frankenstein, Tarzan, Oklahoma! (and West End- Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, Olivier Awards), Les Mise?rables. Off- Broadway: Grinch..., The Most Happy Fella, and Fiorello! (Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel/Obie Awards; OCC, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations; Stage Performance of the Year by NY Magazine), Silence! The Musical, Sweet And Sad (Drama Desk for Outstanding Ensemble). Regional/International: The Prince of Broadway, The Guardsman, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, The Phantom of the Opera, Wozzeck, Regina. Symphony Appearances: NY Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra. TV: Shades of Blue, Banshee, The Americans, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Intent. Film: Murder of a President, The Legend of Zorro, Van Helsing.

EMILY SKINNER (Dorothy Brock) Muny: Billy Elliot, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Broadway: Side Show (Tony nomination, Drama League Award), Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, James Joyce's The Dead, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Billy Elliot (BroadwayWorld Award). Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Fiorello!, No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (City Center Encores!); leading roles at Manhattan Theater Club, WPA Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, York Theatre, Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Regional: multiple roles at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Long Wharf, The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Bucks County Playhouse, Virginia Rep, and many others. She has sung with symphonies around the globe and her numerous CD recordings may be found at

JONALYN SAXER (Peggy Sawyer) Jonalyn is thrilled to be making her Muny debut in her all-time favorite show! Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway. Pre-Broadway/Regional: Gotta Dance (Bank Of America Theater, Chicago), Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center), Pittsburgh CLO, Maine State Music Theater, Syracuse Stage, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Proud Syracuse University Graduate.

JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON (Billy Lawlor) Muny: Hello, Dolly! and Pirates! Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd. Broadway: On The Town (Astaire Award nom.), Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, HAIR. TV/Film: Quantico (Dr. Will Olson; recurring), Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. Off-Broadway: Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Drama Desk Award; Prospect Theater Co.). Other NY Theater: The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall). First national tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), On The Town (Barrington Stage Co.), Hands On A Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Co), Hairspray (Weston Playhouse). Concert: 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes).

ANN HARADA (Maggie Jones) Muny: High School Musical. Originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and the West End. Other Broadway: Cinderella, 9 to 5, M. Butterfly, Seussical, Les Miserables (revival). Film: Youth in Oregon, Sisters, Admission, Hope Springs, and The Art of Getting By. TV: The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Good Wife, SMASH, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Master of None.

JASON KRAVITS (Bert Berry) is best known as ADA Richard Bay on ABC's Emmy Award winning The Practice. Selected TV: Royal Pains, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Yes, Dear, Becker, CSI, According to Jim, Gravity, Law & Order (SVU, CI, & Original Recipe). Selected Film: Morning Glory, The Adjustment Bureau, The Stepford Wives, Sweet November, What Just Happened, See You in September. Broadway: Relatively Speaking, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sly Fox. Off- Broadway: Don't Quit Your Night Job, Rumble in the Redroom. Creator of the award-winning comedy show, Making Faces with Kravits and Jones and the webseries Lords of the Playground.

THE MUSIC MAN (July 5 - 11)

HUNTER FOSTER (Harold Hill) Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (Tony nomination), Urinetown (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Les Mise?rables, Footloose, King David, Grease. Off-Broadway: Happiness (Drama Desk nomination), Burning, Borrowed Dust, Frankenstein, Dust, Modern Orthodox. Regional: Little Miss Sunshine, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Helen Hayes nomination), Mister Roberts, The Government Inspector, Spamalot. TV: Boardwalk Empire, Bunheads. Wrote the librettos for Summer of '42, The Circus in Winter, The Hollow, Clyde & Bonnie and Jasper in Deadland. Foster is an artistic associate at the Bucks County Playhouse where he has directed Company, Ain't Misbehavin, The Rocky Horror Show, The Buddy Holly Story, It's a Wonderful Life, National Pastime and Summer of '42. Other directing credits include My Fair Lady, Spamalot, Cabaret, Grease and Million Dollar Quartet.

MARK LINN-BAKER (Mayor Shinn) Broadway: On the 20th Century, You Can't Take It With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, A Year With Frog And Toad, A Funny Thing, Laughter On The 23rd Floor, Face Value, Doonesbury. Encores!: The Pajama Game. NYSF: All's Well That Ends Well, Othello, Von Richthofen, The Laundry Hour, Alice In Concert. Off-Broadway: Almost An Evening, Chesapeake (Drama Desk And OCC Nominations), A Flea In Her Ear (Drama League Honor), The Miss Fire Cracker Contest, Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong. Film: Manhattan, My Favorite Year, Noises Off, and How Do You Know. TV: Laughter On The 23rd Floor, The Good Wife, Ally McBeal, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Perfect Strangers, Twins.

NANCY ANDERSON (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn) Muny: Crazy For You. Other St Louis - this summer, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis) & Skinflint (The Repertory of St. Louis-1997). Broadway: A Class Act (Mona) & Wonderful Town (Helen, Eileen). London: Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca-PBS Great Performances). Other television: South Pacific (at Carnegie Hall with Reba McIntyre), Madame Secretary (Alice). Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven (Eleanor), Fanny Hill (Fanny Hill - Drama Desk Nomination), Jolson & Company (All female roles-Drama Desk Nomination). Other credits: Guys & Dolls (Adelaide) and City of Angels (Oolie/Donna), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Damn Yankees (Gloria), She Loves Me (Ilona).

LIZ McCARTNEY (Mrs. Paroo) Broadway: Annie, The Phantom Of The Opera, South Pacific, Mamma Mia, TABOO, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Dance Of The Vampires, Les Mise?rables. National Tours: The Little Mermaid, WICKED, The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Mise?rables, The Rocky Horror Show. Regional: Ever After, The Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, WORKING, Pirates, Souvenir.


JOSH GRISETTI (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein) Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Clarence Derwent Award winner; Drama Desk & OCC nominations), Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award winner; Drama Desk, OCC, Drama League and Lortel nominations), Rent, Peter & the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite Regional: Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed... (Los Angeles, Ovation Award & Garland Award winner), Funny Thing...Forum (Williamstown), Spamalot (Las Vegas), Where's Charley? (Goodspeed), etc. TV: The Gates, Nurse Jackie, The Knights of Prosperity and others. Film: The Immigrant, Revolutionary Road, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti.

STEPHANIE GIBSON (Inga) has been seen on Broadway as Gabrielle in Cinderella, as well as in The Addams Family and Spamalot. Stephanie recently starred in the new musical Empire at the La Mirada Theatre. She was also recently seen in her sold out solo show debut at 54 below titled Glitter, Goblets and Gatos. National Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy) and Happy Days (Lori Beth). TV/Film: The Union, Are You Joking, Person of Interest, Up All Night, All My Children, As..Turns, Guiding Light. Other: Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!), National Pastime (Bucks County Playhouse). Stephanie writes and co-stars in her original webseries Dates, Mates and Clean Slates.

STEVEN ROSEN (Igor) happily returns to The Muny where he played Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and Cogsworth in last year's Beauty and The Beast. Broadway: Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention and Guys and Dolls. Off-Broadway: Pretty Filthy (Lortel Nomination), Peter and the Starcatcher, CQ/CX. He co-wrote the musical The Other Josh Cohen (Nominated for a Lucille Lortel, Off- Broadway Alliance, and 5 Drama Desk awards) and the improv variety benefit Don't Quit Your Night Job. TV credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Masters of Sex, Elementary, Psych, The Good Wife and Person of Interest. Film: Storytelling, Arthur and the upcoming Untitled Woody Allen Project, 2016.

VICKI LEWIS (Frau Blucher) Starred as Velma Kelly in the Broadway revival of Chicago, the Tony nominated Damn Yankees directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Rob Marshall and The Crucible under the guidance of Arthur Miller who described her as "The quintessential Mary Warren". She was a soloist with the New York Pops helmed by the inimitable Skitch Henderson and she starred opposite Patty Lupone and Peter Ghallager in Pal Joey at New York's City Center. She has worked extensively in television most notably as Beth in the critically acclaimed Newsradio for NBC. Most recently Modern Family and the upcoming Steve Carell series Angie Tribeca . Her voice can be heard on a myriad of animation projects including Pixar's Finding Nemo.

JEN CODY (Elizabeth) Jen returns to The Muny for her fifth show. She has been in Peter Pan, Pajama Game, Hello, Dolly! (Kevin Kline Award winner for best featured actress) and most recently as Grandma in The Addams Family. Broadway: A Christmas Story, Shrek, The Pajama Game, Taboo, Urinetown, Seussical the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Cats. She also originated roles in The Wild Party, Henry and Mudge, and Charles Busch's Cleopatra and Judith of Bethulia. Her voice can be heard as Charlotte LaBouff in Disney's Princess and The Frog which won her the Annie Award (The Animation Oscar Award). Her film/television credits include: Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Law & Order, Lucky Stiff, Khumba, Winx Club, American Dad, Robot and Monster, Phineas and Ferb.

MAMMA MIA! (July 21 - 28)

JULIA MURNEY (Donna) Julia is thrilled to return to The Muny after appearing as Princess Fiona in Shrek and Mayzie in Seussical. She last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), A Class Act, The Landing, Queen of the Mist, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). TV credits include Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, Sex and the City, all the Law & Orders, First You Dream and about a gazillion voiceovers. A Syracuse University graduate, recordings include the Grammy nominated Actor's Fund Benefit of Hair and her solo album I'm Not Waiting.

ANN HARADA (Rosie) Muny: High School Musical. Originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and the West End. Other Broadway: Cinderella, 9 to 5, M Butterfly, Seussical, LES MISERABLES (revival). Film: Youth in Oregon, Sisters, Admission, Hope Springs, and The Art of Getting By. TV: The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Good Wife, SMASH, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Master of None.

JENNY POWERS (Tanya) Muny: The Addams Family, Oliver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Camelot. World premiere of Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center. Broadway: Grease, Little Women. Highlights include It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman and Of Thee I Sing at Encores!; Donnybrook! at the Irish Rep (Drama Desk nom); Dangerous Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse; Happiness at Lincoln Center; Secondhand Lions at The 5th Avenue Theatre; TV/Film: The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Blue Bloods (CBS), Power (Starz), The Good Wife (CBS), Mercy (NBC), Law & Order: CI (USA & NBC), Six Degrees (ABC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), I Think I Love My Wife, Confessions of a Shopaholic.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (July 30 - August 5)

MICHAEL McCORMICK (Tevye) Muny: Into The Woods, My Fair Lady, Les Mise?rables (Thernardier). Broadway: Chaplin, Elf, Curtains, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pajama Game, Kiss Me Kate, 1776, Gypsy, Marie Christine, Kiss of the Spider Woman, La Be?te. National tours: La Cage, The Producers, Les Mise?rables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Off-Broadway: Fly By Night, Tin Pan Alley Rag, Man of No Importance, among others. TV: Gotham, Elementary, House of Cards, The Good Wife, Orange Is The New Black, all 3 Law & Orders. Film: A Very Serious Person, The Producers. Michael has recorded 18 original Broadway and Off-Broadway cast albums. Michael made his Broadway debut in 1965 in Oliver.

ANNE L. NATHAN (Golde) Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Once, Sunday in the Park with George, Chicago, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Wings (Second Stage), Music In The Air (Encores!), Road Show (The Public). National tours: Chicago (Carbonell Award), Les Mise?rables, Aspects of Love. Regional: Kansas City Rep, The Huntington, George Street Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, Barrington Stage Co, Vineyard Arts and The Citadel. Film/TV/Web: You Must Be Joking, Sugar, Baby Mama, King of California, The Good Wife, Dirt, Law & Order (SVU, Criminal Intent, Trial By Jury), Veronica Mars, What I Like About You, Bull, Submissions Only.

NANCY OPEL (Yente / Fruma-Sarah) Muny: Holiday Inn. Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nom.), Cinderella, Memphis, Gypsy (w/Patti Lupone/Arthur Laurents), Fiddler On The Roof, Urinetown (Tony nom.), Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George, Evita, and others. Off- Broadway: The Toxic Avenger (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, Lortel noms), My Deah (Obie Award), Polish Joke (Drama Desk, Lortel noms), Mere Mortals, All in the Timing, and others. Regional: Hir (Magic Theatre), On the Town (Barrington Stage), Hello, Dolly! (Ford's Theatre, Washington DC), Paradise Found (London). National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. TV: The Big C, all L&O's, and others. Singing/acting coach.

Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA (August 8 - 14)

MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Aida) Michelle Williams joined the record-setting R&B/pop female group Destiny's Child in 1999. A string of hit singles such as "Say My Name," "Independent Women Part 1," "Survivor" and "Bootylicious" spurred worldwide album sales of 50 million and numerous awards. In 2002 Williams embarked on a solo career starting with the release of her debut album, Heart to Yours, followed by Do You Know (2004), Unexpected (2008) and Journey to Freedom (2014). Between recording projects, Williams began honing her acting skills with a theatrical stage debut in 2003 in the title role of the hit Broadway musical Aida. Williams has since appeared in productions of The Color Purple, Chicago and Fela!. Recently Michelle has co-hosted ABC Television's The View, launched reality show Fix My Choir on the Oxygen Network and gave a special performance at The White House for President and Mrs. Obama.

ZAK RESNICK (Radames) Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky). Off-Broadway: Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (Bert) dir. Denis Jones; Once Upon A Mattress (Sir Harry) dir. Jack Cummings III for Transport Group; Disaster (Chad). TV: Lovestruck for ABC Family. In development: Benny & Joon (Sam) for Transport Group; Lempicka (Tadeusz) for Yale Rep.; Brave New World (John) dir. Sheryl Kaller. BFA Drama from Carnegie Mellon University & an acting student of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. Twitter/Instagram: @zakresnick

ELIZABETH STANLEY (Amneris) is currently starring as Francesca in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. Broadway: Claire de Loone in On The Town (Drama Desk nominee), Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Allison in Cry-Baby, April in the Tony Award-winning revival of Company, and Kira in the first national tour of Xanadu. Off-Broadway: Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along (Encores!) and the nurse in Hello, Again (Transport Group- Drama Desk nomination). TV: The Affair, Black Box, Made in Jersey, Fringe, The Chappelle Show, and PBS Great Performances: Company. Graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

PATRICK CASSIDY (Zoser) Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Pirates of Penzance, Leader of The Pack, 42nd Street and Aida. Off-Broadway, he created the role of Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins; He was also seen in Lady in the Dark for Encores! at City Center. National tours: Aida (2002 Touring Broadway Award for Best Actor), the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000, 2006). Regional: It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's Superman! (recreating the role originated by his father, Jack Cassidy) at the Dallas Theater Center, Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Patti Lupone), Ravinia Festival; Conrack (Helen Hayes nomination), Ford's Theater; Martin Guerre, Hartford Stage; The End of The Day, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Patrick currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Melissa Hurley Cassidy.

KEN PAGE (Amonasro) Muny: Most recently, Into The Woods (Narrator), Other roles, King Herod (J.C. Superstar, Kevin Kline Award), Dreamgirls (Marty) and many others. New York, Paris and London audiences have enjoyed Ken in such shows as the OBC of Cats (Old Deuteronomy, DVD), Ain't Misbehavin' (Ken, Drama Desk Award), Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely, Theatre World Award), as well as Children of Eden, The Wiz, Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, The Wizard of Oz and My One and Only, among others. His film roles include The Nightmare Before Christmas (VO Oogie Boogie), Dreamgirls (Max Washington), and Torch Song Trilogy (Murray), etc. His writing/directing work, Cafe Chanson, earned four St. Louis Theater Circle Award nominations and his latest production, Sublime Intimacy, earned three nominations for its presentation this winter. Ken was recently in the New York industry reading of the new stage musical The Prince of Egypt as Jethro.

LARA TEETER (Pharaoh) has been a member of the Muny family for over 25 years creating such memorable moments in shows like Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, and Hairspray. Broadway credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Happy New Year, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pirates of Penzance, and On Your Toes, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. Lara is currently the head of the musical theater program at the Webster Conservatory and will be directing and choreographing in his eighth season with the Variety Children's Theatre. Lara and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of Charlie, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Maggie!

The seven shows in the 2016 Muny season are: The Wizard of Oz (June 13 - 22), 42nd Street (June 24 - 30), The Music Man (July 5 - 11), Young Frankenstein (July 13 - 19), Mamma Mia!(July 21 - 28), Fiddler on the Roof (July 30 - August 5), and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (August 8 -14). Season tickets are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale May 28, 2016.

The Muny's mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. For more information visit

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