Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Video: Great Idea! Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall Get Ready for WAITRESS

Want to know what's inside? A first look of Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall, set to join the cast of Waitress on August 22, has been released! Ballinger and Hall will be playing Dawn and Ogie, respectively.

Ballinger is a writer, actor, comedian, producer and New York Times Best Selling author. She is best known for her character, Miranda Sings with over 20 Million followers on YouTube and over 3.5 billion views on her videos. She can currently be seen as 'Miranda' in her Netflix Original series "Haters Back Off," as well as her one hour special, "Miranda Sings Live...You're Welcome." Colleen has appeared in Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,"Ralph Breaks the Internet, "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Angry Birds 2, and Escape The Night. Ballinger is currently touring with her new one woman show, "Who Wants My Kid?"

Todrick Hall has released three Number 1 Albums: Straight Outta Oz Deluxe, Forbidden & his most recent album Haus Party which will begin a world tour this October. His Broadway credits include: Kinky Boots, Chicago, The Color Purple & Memphis. Hall is a recurring judge and resident choreographer on "RuPaul's Drag Race." He has choreographed videos for Beyoncé; written and starred in the Virgin America safety video, was featured in Taylor Swift's record breaking music video "Look What You Made Me Do" and most recently he starred in/co-executive produced her latest video "You Need to Calm Down."

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a Waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "?The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county - and a satisfying run-in with someone new - show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Waitress currently stars Shoshana Bean, Charity Angel Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, Erich Bergen, Ben Thompson, Larry Marshall, Benny Elledge, Noah Galvin, Melody A. Betts, Tyrone Davis Jr., Andrew Fitch, Molly Hager, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Arica Jackson, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, Matt Kumangai, Tess Murphy, Everleigh Rotunno, Stephanie Torns and Dan Tracy.

Check out the video of Ballinger and Hall below!


TodayTix Black Friday

Related Stories
VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik Sings She Used To Be Mine Ahead Of WAITRESS Netherlands Premiere Photo
BroadwayWorld previously reported Willemijn Verkaik will star in the role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020. Check out Verkaik singing 'She Used To Be Mine' in a new video below!

VIDEO: WAITRESS Takes Its Final Broadway Bow Photo
Sugar, butter, farewell! Broadway said happy trails to the smash-hit musical Waitress on Sunday January 5th. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the emotional goodbye speeches from the show's creative team, including director Diane Paulus and composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles. Head to the diner by checking out the video!

VIDEO: WAITRESSs Lulus Reunite At The Diner! Photo
We're heading to the diner for a look at the little Lulus of Broadway's hit musical Waitress reuniting ahead of the show's final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 5th. Check out the video to hear the young stars talk about their Broadway debuts, favorite songs from the show, and more!

#TBT: Look Back At WAITRESSs Opening Night On Broadway! Photo
Sugar, butter, Waitress! As Broadway's smash hit musical Waitress gets ready to close up shop at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday January 5th, we're heading to the diner for a look back at the show's opening night! Check out the video to see the production's original stars Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Keala Settle, and more celebrating the show's official first bow and giving us a taste of why Waitress is something special!


From This Author - Paul Smith