Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Click Here for More Articles on WAITRESS

WAITRESS Will Get a New Waitress- Caitlin Houlahan Joins Cast This Fall


The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Caitlin Houlahan will make her Broadway debut when she takes over the role of Dawn on October 20.

Houlahan will be seen in the final season of HBO's "Girls." She made her television debut in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" as Jane, opposite Minnie Driver & Allison Williams. Houlahan comes to Waitress direct from the first national tour of Bridges of Madison County, where she played Carolyn, conducted by composer Jason Robert Brown. She was previously seen in New York as Iola Stover in the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of Parade at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, also conducted by Brown. Houlahan's regional credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive) at Bucks County Playhouse, Theory of Relativity (Julie/ Original Cast Recording) at Goodspeed, and the title role in Carrie at the Beck Center, for which she earned a Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She has a Bachelors of Music in Music Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.

Waitress began performances on March 25 and opened April 24 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography byLorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

Houlahan joins an ensemble cast featuring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller as Jenna, with Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Cal), William Popp (Earl), Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Dakin Matthews (Joe), Tony nominee Keala Settle (Becky), Charity Angél Dawson, Cate Elefante, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Molly Jobe, Max Kumangai, Ella Dane Morgan, Jeremy Morse, Olivia Phillip, Stephanie Torns, and Ryan Vasquez.

Producers have announced that the national tour of the acclaimed new musical will begin at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 17, 2017.

Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album was released on DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation.

Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Mueller), an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor (Gehling) may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow Waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This new American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Tickets are available by calling at 877-250-2929 or online at

Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

Related Articles

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You