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Meet the Cast of SOME LIKE IT HOT, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Meet the Cast of SOME LIKE IT HOT, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The musical opens on December 11 at the Shubert Theatre.

Some Like It Hot begins previews on Broadway tonight, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre.

This brand-new Broadway musical comedy features a book by Matthew López (The Inheritance) & Amber Ruffin ("The Amber Ruffin Show"), music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). The musical is based on the classic MGM film Some Like It Hot which has been named the "Funniest American Movie of All Time" by the American Film Institute.

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, Some Like It Hot is the rollicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they're on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Can they hide in plain sight without completely losing themselves? Or will the mob, the truth, and maybe even love itself finally catch up to them?

Meet the cast below!

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Christian Borle


Broadway: Something Rotten! (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Falsettos (Tony nomination), Legally Blonde (Tony nomination), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award), Sweeney Todd (PBS' "Live at Lincoln Center"); Angels in America (Signature Theatre); Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center); On the Town, Little Me and Me and My Girl (City Center Encores!). Television: "Smash," "Gilmore Girls," "Younger," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "Tangled: The Series," Disney Junior's "Lucky Duck," "The Sound of Music Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!" Film: The Bounty Hunter, Michael Mann's Blackhat. Directing: Popcorn Falls (Davenport Theater), Footloose (The Muny). Playwriting: Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play (Marvel Spotlight Plays).

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J. Harrison Ghee


J. Harrison Ghee hopes to inspire, enlighten, and uplift someone in the journey of playing Jerry/Daphne. Hopefully, you will learn to free yourself to see yourself beyond any of your wildest dreams. Thank you, friends, family, fans, and my agents at Nicolosi & Co. for your love and support. Broadway/International Tour: Kinky Boots (Lola), Mrs. Doubtfire (Andre Mayem). Regional: The Color Purple (Ensemble), The Sting (Johnny Hooker). Television: "High Maintenance" (Charles), "Raising Dion" (Kwame). Industrial: Tokyo Disney Sea's Big Band Beat, Norwegian Cruise Line. Proud graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY) @jharrisonghee

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Adrianna Hicks


Adrianna Hicks is a Texas native with a B.F.A degree in Musical Theatre from The University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. Her credits include, BROADWAY: SIX, The Color Purple Revival. Aladdin. TOUR/REGIONAL: SIX (Catherine of Aragon) at Chicago Shakes, A.R.T, Citadel, and Ordway; The Color Purple Revival Tour (Celie); The Wiz (Dorothy) at Sacramento Music Circus; Ragtime (Sarah); Buddy Holly (Marlena) INTERNATIONAL: Sister Act Germany, Legally Blonde Austria, Dirty Dancing Germany. CONCERT: Michael Bublé Call Me Irresistible Tour (Backup Singer). Insta: @missadriannahicks


Kevin Del Aguila


Broadway: Frozen (Oaken), Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee), Rocky. Off-Broadway: Starcatcher (NYTW), Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), Jacques Brel, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Encores). TV/Film: "Peg + Cat," "Law & Order: SVU," "Deadbeat." Kevin is also an Emmy-winning writer & author of the musicals Altar Boyz and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. FUN FACT: Kevin was the voice of a Troll in the Disney blockbuster Frozen.

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NaTasha Yvette Williams

Sweet Sue

Broadway: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Zelma), Chicken and Biscuits (Brianna), Waitress (Becky), Chicago (Mama Morton), A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). Selected TV/Film Credits: "Harlem" (Rebecca), "FBI" (Mrs. Adamu), "New Amsterdam" (Esther), "The Good Fight". You can catch her in the historical thriller "Alice" (Ruth), the Disney+ movie "Better Nate Than Never" (Principal) and Fall 2022 on Netflix's "Partner Track". Follow Insta @Natashayvettewillliams. Proud Black Theatre United and Actor's Equity Member.


Adam Heller


Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Elf; Baby, It's You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Les Miserables. National Tours: Titanic; Falsettos. Off-Broadway: Popcorn Falls (Davenport); A Letter to Harvey Milk (Theater Row); Peer Gynt (CSC); Wings (Second Stage); Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn (New World Stages); The Immigrant (New World Stages); Merrily We Roll Along (York). Regional: Chicago; 1776; Gypsy (the Muny); The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage); Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award/Best Actor); Rags (Goodspeed); The Chosen (Barrington Stage); My Name is Asher Lev (Arden); Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration). Television: "We Crashed;" "FBI Most Wanted;" "The Bite;" "The Good Fight;" "Elementary;" "Unforgettable;" "The Americans;" "The Sopranos; Law & Order (All);" "Oz;" "Submissions Only."

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Mark Lotito


Mark Lotito is a veteran of ten Broadway shows. Original productions include: The Most Happy Fella, Victor/Victoria, Betrayal, Marie Christine, The Smell Of The Kill, The Boys From Syracuse, Dinner at Eight, Fiddler On The Roof (performing the role of Tevye) and Jersey Boys, originating the role of Gyp DeCarlo. He also appeared in The Producers, having the opportunity to perform the role of Max Bialystock.

He is proud to have had the honor of working three times with the late, great director Gerald Gutierrez and twice with the esteemed David Leveaux. He has worked in regional theater, on national tours, and off-Broadway for over thirty-five years. Most recently he appeared in the premiers of three new American plays, including the hit Smart Blonde, Tech Support, and Drift, which was shut down by the pandemic. Mark has worked extensively in film, television, and commercials. He has made over 100 appearances as a guest or a recurring player from soap operas to "The Sopranos" and everything in between. This past year he was a guest on "Pose", "For Life", and the first episode of the reboot of the original "Law & Order".


Tia Altinay


Tia is thrilled to be a part of telling this story. Previously she was seen on Broadway and across the country in Aladdin, Hamilton, Chasing Rainbows, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story, Bombay Dreams, High School Musical and Mamma Mia! Forever grateful for Casey, my Framily and Mom. @TiaAltinay




TyNia René Brandon (she/they) is a Charlotte, NC native thrilled to be joining her first OBC. Favorite credits include: The Lion King (Rafiki Tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Broadway), Born For This (Arts Emerson). She thanks her family, friends, Clear Talent Group, and loving partner, Leo for their endless love and support. "Reaching back, moving forward" IG: @thetybrand


Ian Campayno


Thrilled to be back on Broadway with Some Like It Hot! Broadway: Mary Poppins Off-Broadway: Trip of Love Tour: Something Rotten!, Chicago, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Cats. TV/Film: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Lovestruck: The Musical. Regional: Arvada Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory. @icampayno

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Broadway- Mean Girls. National Tours- Hamilton (Philip Tour), Newsies (FirstNat'l). Regional- Mean Girls(National Theatre), The Prom (Alliance Theatre), A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). TV/Film- Dear Evan Hansen, POSE. Thanks to Clear, Lynne, and Casey! Love you, mom! @demariusr_copes

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Casey Garvin


Bullets Over Broadway, Disaster!, Miss Saigon, King Kong, and Doubtfire (Broadway), West Side Story (first national), Bareoff-Broadway, pre-Broadway workshops, regional theaters globally, and film/TV work. Love to Aidan and my family. @caseygarvin


Devon Hadsell


A Broadway dancer, singer, and actress who made her Broadway debut in 2018 as part of the original cast of Mean Girls the Musical. She played Caitlyn Caussin in the ensemble and understudied Gretchen, Karen, and the Adult Woman. Devon is a California native and former employee in Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA as well as Universal Studios, Hollywood. She graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton's BFA Musical Theater program which led her to performing in many regional shows all over California. Her favorite roles were Lysistrata in Lysistrata Jones, Velma in West Side Story, Florika in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ensemble in Something Rotten, and Alice in The Secret Garden. A year after graduation, she booked the tour of The Little Mermaid as Atina in the ensemble and was able to save enough money to make the big move to New York City in 2016. Besides making her Broadway debut in New York, she has also performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and The Tony Awards. Devon has also found a huge love for teaching these past few years and enjoys inspiring people of all ages and abilities to have fun while performing! You can find her on Instagram as @devonhadsell and on her website at

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Ashley Elizabeth Hale


Ashley is a Scottish American actor and associate. Broadway & US: Leopoldstadt - Associate Movement, Frozen - OBC, Matilda - u/s Miss Honey, Mamma Mia - u/s Donna & Tanya, Carmen (HGO & Lyric) - Associate Choreographer, Frozen Tour Remount- Associate Director & Choreographer. West End & UK: Shrek OLC, On The Town, Candide, Jersey Boys, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Finding Neverland, Guys & Dolls, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever. Film: Cinderella, Ted 2. TV: SNL, Kennedy Centre Honors, Tony Awards.

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Jenny Hill


Broadway- Suessical, Spamalot, Elf, Something Rotten, Gettin The Band Back Together, Wonderful Town (City Center). Pre Broadway-Aida. 1st National-Kiss Me Kate. TV-Zsa Zsa Gabor in The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel.

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KJ Hippensteel


Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Doubtfire OBC. West End: The Book of Mormon. National Tours: Wicked, 9 to 5, The Wedding Singer. Chicago: Something Rotten! (Marriott-Lincolnshire). Film/TV: "Blacklist," "Sweetbitter," "Snuggle Buddies." Proud graduate of Wright State University. More info on Insta (@kjhippensteel) Endless love to Brooke, Josh, Mom, Dad, and my beautiful boys, Huck, Shep, and Coby.


Abby Matsusaka


Broadway Debut! Regional: The Karate Kid (Stages St. Louis), Hair (Asolo Rep). BFAfrom Montclair State University. Thanks to Marc, Dustin, and her friends and family. @abbyrose_m


Jarvis B. Manning JR.


A native of Houston,Tx. Graduate of HSPVA, AMDA NY. He's an Original Broadway Cast and World Premiere Cast member of AINT TOO PROUD (Al Bryant and Norman Whitfield). Jarvis is also involved heavily in Arts in Education (co-founder of Staged Masterclasses), and aims to help bridge the gap between underserved communities and quality lessons in the arts. Other Favorite Credits: Tv/Film - Law & Order 2022 Revamp (Andre Walker), The Purgatory of Ghost and Goblin (Del) Broadway-Motown The Musical (Jackie Wilson, Rick James), Aint Too Proud (David Ruffin understudy) This show is dedicated to Ma', Da', Shay, Niece C, Journey Journ, and his angels Rev. Holiday and Barbs. Thank you God! @brainart


Brian Martin


Broadway: Mrs.Doubtfire (OBC). Nat'lTour: Bullets Over Broadway, Elf, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Fulton Theatre. BFA Western Michigan University, RADA. Endless love and gratitude to my family and friends. ForSai. @btmartz

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Amber Owens


Amber hails from California and has appeared on Broadway in Mary Poppins and Aladdin. She was a Radio City Rockette and toured the country with Spamalot (Las Vegas Company) and 42nd Street (revival, 1st National Tour). Other credits include North Shore Music Theatre, LA's Reprise Theatre Company, and multiple shows with Sacramento Music Circus. Favorite television and film credits include "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "The Blacklist," "Law and Order: SVU," "Younger," and the Kathryn Bigelow directed Detroit. Amber has a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and recently completed a Master of Science in Marketing.

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Kayla Pecchioni


(she/her) BROADWAY: Paradise Square. TOUR: The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi), SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (Duckling Donna), Dreamgirls (South Korea). NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. REGIONAL: A Chorus Line (Maggie) at Signature Theatre. Kayla is a Louisville, KY native with a BFA degree in musical theatre from Northern KY University. Overflowing with gratitude! Agent: Avalon Artists Group. @kaylapecchioni

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Richard Yoder


Richard is an Astaire Award-winning Broadway veteran of five Tony-nominated and winning musicals. He was nominated for Best Male Dancer in a Broadway Show by the Astaire Awards and has received two others. His Broadway credits include White Christmas, On The Twentieth Century, Shuffle Along, Hello Dolly, and My Fair Lady. Richard's TV credits include Co-Starring as Conrad on Mom on CBS, featured performer on the Late Late Show with James Corden starring Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Hugh Jackman and two Tony Awards Telecasts. He can also be heard on the revival cast recordings of Hello, Dolly!, and On The Twentieth Century. He has also worked as a master tap and jazz teacher around the country when not performing. He has had the pleasure to work onstage with Julie Andrews, Billy Porter, Bette Midler, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, George C. Wolfe, Savion Glover, and Kristin Chenoweth to name a few.

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Angie Schworer


Broadway! The Prom (Angie ), The Producers (Ulla), Something Rotten!, Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, Young Frankenstein, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Sunset Boulevard, Crazy For You, and The Will Rogers Follies. Met Opera: The Merry Widow. Regional: The Cher Show (Georgia/Lucille Ball), Annie (Lily St Regis), Disaster The Musical (Jackie), Mamma Mia (Tanya), Always A Bridesmaid (Monette), Sweet Charity (Nikki), Chicago (Roxie), Damn Yankees (Lola), The Full Monty (Vicki), Minskys (Ginger), Crazy For You (Irene), The Will Rogers Follies (Z's Fav). TV: Rosie O'Donnell Show, Dana Carvey Show, Law and Order: CI, QueerEye, As The World Turns, Kennedy Center Honors, and Smash . Film: The Producers

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Charles South


Charles is honored to share this dashing story in the historic Schubert theatre! Broadway: Aladdin Nat'l/Internat'l Tours: Aladdin (OTC), Carman la Cubana (Paris Theatre Du Chatelet), West Side Story (Bernardo) Regional: La Jolla, Goodspeed, Hartford Stage, Rev Theatre Other: Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony. Hartt School Grad- Nothing but love to this cast, crew, and creative team! Vamanos and eat a cookie- @Charlessouth421


Brendon Stimson


Brendon is stoked to be a part of this production! Broadway: West Side Story (2009), Newsies (OBC), Honeymoon in Vegas (OBC), Something Rotten, Mean Girls(OBC). TV/Film: Prom (Netflix, Associate Choreographer), Pose, Isn't It Romantic. BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University ('09).

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Raena White


Native to Detroit, MI, Raena White is a compelling Actress and Singer whose powerful voice and personality leaves her audiences wanting more. Raena made her Broadway Debut in the Internationally acclaimed musical, CHICAGO, as the iconic "Matron Mama Morton". She has also toured the US/Canada with Disney's The Lion King. One of her favorite regional productions was Dreamgirls at the Marriott Theatre, where she was nominated for Chicago's prestigious Jeff Award for her portrayal of Effie White. Raena has performed in numerous concerts at the historic Birdland in NYC, Feinstein's/54 Below, Sony Hall and GreenRoom 42 to name a few. Moreover, she has toured abroad, mesmerizing international audiences in various concerts and performances. Alumna of The University of Michigan, Raena is also a Wife and Mom to 3 incredible boys. Between her passion, captivating demeanor, and tenacity, Raena continuously raises the bar with every remarkable performance.


Julius Williams


Julius is super excited to make his Broadway debut in Some Like It Hot. Hailing from Columbia, Missouri, Julius attended Howard University where he received his BFA in Musical Theater. Julius has recently debuted his first Off Broadway production in The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre. Regional: Chicago, Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Footloose, Crazy For You, Passing Strange, and Finian's Rainbow. He would like to thank God, family, friends, and representation Pantera for their loving support and believing in everything he does.

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