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Meet the Cast of & JULIET, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Meet the Cast of & JULIET, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The musical will open on November 17, 2022 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

& Juliet begins Broadway performances tonight, October 28.

The new musical, which features a book by David West Read, the Emmy Award-winning writer from "Schitt's Creek," and music from legendary five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, will open on November 17, 2022 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

With direction by Luke Sheppard and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Weber, & Juliet uses some of the most beloved pop songs of the last three decades to flip the script on the greatest love story ever told.


& JulietLorna Courtney

(Juliet) (she/her)

returns to the title role on Broadway after drawing rave reviews for her performance in the Toronto production. A multidisciplinary artist and a native New Yorker from Queens, her additional Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen and the 2020 revival of West Side Story. On television, she appeared in the CBS series "The Equalizer" opposite Queen Latifah. Lorna received her BFA from the University of Michigan and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. @lornaacourtney

& JulietPaulo Szot

(Lance)

won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards for his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific, and nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for the same role for his West End debut. Several opera seasons: Metropolitan Opera, LaScala, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Bayerische. Concerts: NYPhil, Barcelona & ChicagoPhil, NY Pops (Carnegie Hall). Recently: Chicago (Broadway & Brazil), Street Scene (Monte Carlo), M.Butterfly (Met), Evita (Australia), My Fair Lady (Brazil).

& JulietBetsy Wolfe

(Anne)

Broadway: Waitress (Jenna); Falsettos (Cordelia); Bullets Over Broadway (Ellen); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud); 110 in the Shade; Everyday Rapture. Other credits include: The Last 5 Years (Second Stage); Merrily We Roll Along (NY City Center Encores!); How to Succeed (Kennedy Center). Soloist for over 60 symphonies across the world. Film/TV: Estella Scrooge; "First One In"; Instinct. BFA Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Co-founded BroadwayEvolved a training program for students. Instagram: @bwolfepack TikTok: @betsywolfe www.broadwayevolved.com www.betsywolfe.com For Poppy, always.

& JulietStark Sands

(Shakespeare) (he/him)

Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, Kinky Boots (Tony® Award nomination, Grammy Award winner); American Idiot, Journey's End (Tony® Award nomination, Theatre World Award winner). Off-Broadway includes: Twelfth Night (Public Theater); The Tempest (Classic Stage Company, AEA Bayfield Award). Film includes: The Post; Inside Llewyn Davis; Flags Of Our Fathers; Die, Mommie, Die; Shall We Dance; 11:14. Television includes: "Minority Report," "Generation Kill," "Nip/Tuck," "Six Feet Under." BFA: USC. For G, g & d.

& JulietJustin David Sullivan

(May) (he/she/they)

is beyond grateful to be making their Broadway debut in this historic role! To every queer, trans, non-binary, or person of color in the audience, this performance is dedicated to you. One million thank yous to C12, Marc and Dustin, the entire &J team, and to Joesun, Jess, Jade, Stephen, and all of my girls for their never-ending, mountain-moving love and support. @justindavidsullivan

& JulietMelanie La Barrie

(Nurse)

Original West End productions & Original Cast Recordings: & Juliet (WhatsOnStage Awards nomination), Matilda (Broadwayworld.com nomination), Mary Poppins, Daddy Cool. West End: Wicked, Les Misérables, Dick Whittington, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Lorax, Ragtime. Other Theatre includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Romeo and Juliet, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Sunshine Boys. Film: London Road. Television: "Casualty" and "Eastenders." Thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with & Juliet. Love to Martin. @melabarrie

& JulietBen Jackson Walker

(Romeo) (he/him)

is so grateful to be making his Broadway debut alongside this unbelievable cast and crew. TV/Film: "Honor Society" (Paramount+), "Orange is the New Black," "Evil." Theater: Connecticut Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, and workshops directed by Liesl Tommy and Michael Greif. He is a graduate of the musical theater program at the University of Michigan. Lots of love to his family, friends, Ev, Geoff Soffer, and team at Paradigm!

& JulietPhilippe Arroyo

(François)

is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut! Theatre credits: Aladdin First National Tour (Omar); York Theatre's Penelope (Telemachus); Joe Iconis' Punk Rock Girl (Dudley); Into the Woods First National Tour (Jack); Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour); TV credits: "Evil" on CBS and "Helpsters" on Apple TV+! BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Thank you to C12 casting, and everyone at CGF! A final thank you to Efrain, Grisel, and Jean Paul Arroyo for your endless years of support. IG: @philippearroyo

& JulietBRANDON ANTONIO

(Richard, u/s Romeo, u/s François)

is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut in & Juliet. Based in Toronto, he was named one of the Breakthrough Stage Artists of 2019 by NOW Magazine Toronto, and his select credits include: Gabe in Next to Normal (Dora Award Nomination); Zachary in BLACKOUT; Peter Pan in Peter Pan; Sky in Mamma Mia! Instagram: @brandon_antonio TikTok:@brandonmartinantonio

& JulietMICHAEL IVÁN CARRIER

(Thomas, Swing, u/s May, u/s François) (They/He)

Broadway Debut! National Tour: Once on This Island (Storyteller, Daniel U/S). Regional: Hello Dolly! (Ambrose Kemper), A Chorus Line (Paul), Mamma Mia (Eddie). West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles, Grease, Newsies, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Louisiana native. NSULA graduate . Love for my family, besties, C12 Casting, and Daniel Hoff Agency! IG: michaelivancarrier

& JulietNico DeJesus

(Cuthbert, Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) (He/Him/His)

Thee didn't bethink I wouldst keepeth this bio didst thee? Thou art wrong! Wast the Pretty Woman. Wast a Newsie. Is Antman. Grant you mercy to God, Mother, Father, Greg, Jerry Mitchell and MSA. Ev'rything I doth is f'r mine own gib, Macavity. Followeth me @nicoofjesus

& JulietNicholas Edwards

(Lord Capulet/Sly, u/s Shakespeare, u/s Lance) (He/Him)

is known for his turn as Jamie in the Drama League nominated production of The Last 5 Years with OOTB. Broadway: Frozen (U/S Kristoff). National Tour: Les Miserables (U/S Enjolras), Sister Act (Pablo). Jesus in Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell, Unmasked: The Music of ALW at Paper Mill Playhouse. Many thanks to the team at DGRW @NickEdwardsNYC

& JulietVirgil Gadson

(Augustine) (he/him)

is an acclaimed dancer and choreographer from Philadelphia, PA. Virgil has appeared on "America's Got Talent," was a season 12 finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance," and played Graffiti Pete in In The Heights. In 2014, Gadson was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award for outstanding dancer in the Broadway show After Midnight. Instagram: @vgadson3

& JulietBOBBY "POCKET" HORNER

(Rumour) (they/them)

Broadway Debut! Co-founder of "House of Hunniez Dance Crew," Elite member of "Footnotes Dance Crew." Film & TV: Zombies 2, Sneakerella, "What We do in the Shadows," "Jupiter's Legacy," "Spin." Endless love and gratitude to the & Juliet team for this incredible experience. Thanks to Mom & Dad, Toronto 686 Fam, Footnotes and Da Costa Talent. @bobby_pocket_horner

& JulietJoomin Hwang

(Kempe, u/s François)

Born and raised in South Korea. Cheers to all the theater dreamers in the US especially internationals. Broadway: The Prom (Longacre Theatre). Off-Broadway: KPOP (A.R.T New York). Regional: In the Heights (Axelrod Performing Arts Center). TV/ Film: Hail Mary!, Iron Fist, Isn't It Romantic, In the Heights, Pose. Thanks to my families, Megu and Poppo 사랑해 <3 @joominhwang

& JulietMegan Kane

(Lucy, u/s Nurse, u/s Anne) (she/her)

Broadway Debut! Off Broadway: Emojiland. Select Regional: A Walk On The Moon (George Street Playhouse), The Last Supper (SOPAC), Escape To Margaritaville (Ogunquit Playhouse), Grease (The REV), Hairspray (Arvada Center), A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre). TV: "For The People" (ABC), "Monsterland" (HULU), "That Damn Michael Che" (HBO Max). Training: Webster Conservatory. For my incredible family, Ben and Ollie. @itsmegankane

& JulietAlaina Vi Maderal

(Gwynne, Swing) (she/her)

is excited & grateful to be making her Broadway Debut! Favorite credits include: Hamilton, In the Heights, Sophisticated Ladies, The King and I. Alumna of ZACH Theatre's Pre-Professional Company & BDC's ProSem Program. Love & thanks to my family, friends, & A3 Artists Agency!

& JulietDANIEL J. Maldonado

(Fletcher, Swing, u/s Romeo)

Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: The Streets of New York (Irish Rep). Regional: Next to Normal (Connecticut Critics Choice Award; WCP); Newsies (Helen Hayes nomination; Arena Stage); Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston); Grease (PCLO). Rider University. Huge thanks to Nicolosi, Mom, Dad, family, friends, Shelly, and Archie for all the love and support. Instagram: @DanielJ_Maldonado

& JulietJoe Moeller

(Henry, u/s Shakespeare, u/s Lance) (he/him)

Broadway debut! Tours/Vegas: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Joseph..., Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! Joe dedicates this show to his late grandmother "Buppy" who tolerated him belting out these songs while driving to soccer practice. This dream come true wouldn't be possible without support from family, friends, teachers, DGRW, and the greatest husband ever, Aaron. CCM 2011. @joe07moe

& JulietBrittany Nicholas

(Viola, Swing, u/s Nurse, Dance Captain) (she/her)

Broadway: Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast); Billy Elliot. National Tours: Mean Girls, Matilda, Billy Elliot. International: Billy Elliot (Toronto, Brazil); Mamma Mia! (RCCL). TV: Marvel's "Hawkeye" (Disney+). Regional Highlights: Mean Girls (World Premiere National Theatre DC), Bye Bye Birdie! (Goodspeed). Endless love and gratitude to family, friends, MSA and the entire & Juliet Team. @brittnnicholas Jeremiah 29:11

& JulietVeronica Otim

(Lady Capulet/Nell, u/s Juliet)

Jagged Little Pill (Broadway), Bliss Workshop, Iron John (NAMT), Freedom Summer (NYMF). All glory to God. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace Univ.Conservatory of Music. @veronicaotim


& JulietJASMINE RAFAEL

(Imogen) (she/her)

is a queer Filipino-American artist making her Broadway Debut! She has danced for artists like Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly and taught at Millennium Dance Complex. Recent credits: The Prom movie, Book of Queer on Discovery+, The Aftertaste. She thanks mentors Paul Lincoln, Mark McPherson and Jackie Diamond, among many. For Mom, AJ, Justine, and my whole tribe. Love And Light, forever. @jasminejrafael

& JulietMATT RAFFY

(Gregory, u/s May) (he/they)

Theatre: & Juliet (Mirvish); Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Mamma Mia! (Globe Theatre); Mythic (Segal Centre); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Cinderella, Mamma Mia! (Neptune Theatre); Disgraced (Magnus Theatre); TV/Film: "Workin' Moms" (CBC); Pillowcase (KP Films). Matt is over the moon to make his Broadway debut in & Juliet! Instagram: @mattraffy - mattraffy.com

& JulietTiernan Tunnicliffe

(Eleanor/Benvolio, u/s Anne) (she/they)

is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with such a magical cast. Credits include: Bat Out of Hell (NY City Center),The Who's Tommy (Kennedy Center). T would like to thank her friends, family & everyone in between that has supported her journey-so much love for y'all. (BFA, NYU-Tisch) tiernantunnicliffe.com

& JulietRACHEL WEBB

(Judith, u/s Juliet)

Regional: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Hairspray. Rachel is a proud graduate of Texas State University for Musical Theatre. She believes in the healing power of storytelling through vulnerability and gives unyielding gratitude to CGF, her manager Dave, and to God. Find her at: www.rachelswebb.com or on Instagram @rachelsimwebb.


Photo Credit: &Juliet


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