Tom Galantich & Duke LaFoon Join Cast of CLINTON THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Full Company Set!
New York: Clinton The Musical has found its Bills. Yes, Bills plural - it takes two actors to play the larger than life 42nd President of The United States. Playing President "WJ" Clinton is Tom Galantich (Tail! Spin!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Duke LaFoon (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life) will take on the role of "Billy" Clinton.
Additional casting includes John Treacy Egan (Nice Work if you Can Get It, Sister Act) as Newt Gingrich, Veronica Kuehn (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q) as Monica Lewinsky, Kevin Zak (Silence! The Musical, My Life is a Musical) as Kenneth Starr with Kara Guy (National Tour: Footloose), Dale Hensley (La Cage aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone), Rob Richardson (Jekyll & Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities), and Gretchen Wylder (Bedbugs!!!, Til Divorce Do Us Part). They will join the previously announced Tony nominee, Kerry Butler as Hillary Clinton and Emmy Award winner, Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt.
If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people-one moment noble, the next naughty-that's because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: "WJ," the wholesome, intelligent one, and "Billy," the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe. You cannot miss this "Hillary-ous" new musical and outrageous double Bill!
Clinton The Musical is written by Paul and Michael Hodge, with direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee, Dan Knechtges. The creative team includes Tony Award Winner, Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), Paul Miller (Lighting Design) and Tony Award Nominee, David Woolard (Costume Design) along with Peter Fitzgerald (Sound Design), Tom Watson (Hair And Wig Design), James Dobinson (Musical Direction), Michael Rico Cohen (Production Stage Manager) and Neil Reilly (Orchestrations).
Originally presented in New York City in the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (Dan Markley, Executive Director & Producer), Clinton The Musical will get its official Off-Broadway premiere produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions with Executive Producer, Ken Davenport beginning March 25, and Opening on Thursday, April 9 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Tickets are $75.00-$95.00 and can be purchased at Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com.