Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal!
The company includes Anthony Rosenthal (as Jason), Tracie Thoms (as Dr. Charlotte), Brandon Uranowitz (as Mendel), Betsy Wolfe (as Cordelia), Stephanie J. Block (as Trina), Christian Borle (as Marvin), and Andrew Rannells (as Whizzer).
FALSETTOS, which won two Tony Awards for its score by William Finn and book by William Finn and James Lapine, combines the duo's 1981 musical March of the Falsettos with their 1990 sequel Falsettoland, to tell the story of a gay man named Marvin, his lover Whizzer, Marvin's wife Trina, and their extended family from the early '80s through the early days of the AIDS crisis.
The 2016 Falsettos will be directed by James Lapine. The production will have choreography by Spencer Liff, sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Jennifer Caprio, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, conducting Michael Starobin's original orchestrations.
Stephanie J. Block (Trina)
Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony and Drama Desk award nominations), Reno Sweeney in the 2011 revival of Anything Goes, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), The Pirate Queen, The Boy From Oz (as Liza Minnelli opposite Hugh Jackman), and Wicked. Off-Broadway, Block was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for her performances in Little Miss Sunshineand By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. She has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and the Cleveland Pops, among many others. Her solo album is titled This Place I Know.
Christian Borle (Marvin)
LCT: William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle. A two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Something Rotten! and Peter and the Starcatcher, Borle's other Broadway credits include Spamalot, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins, Amour, Footloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar. His other New York credits include Angels in America (Signature Theatre), On the Town and Little Me at City Center Encores!, and Sweeney Todd in Concert with the NY Philharmonic. Television: "Sweeney Todd" for PBS' Live from Lincoln Center, "Smash," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "Sofia the First," "Lucky Duck," "The Sound of Music Live!," and "Peter Pan Live!." Film: The BounTy Hunter and Blackhat.
Andrew Rannells (Whizzer)
Andrew Rannells was nominated for a Tony Award for his breakout role as Elder Price in Broadway's smash hit musical The Book of Mormon, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. His other Broadway credits include playing King George in Hamilton, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, and Link Larkin in Hairspray. Rannells can currently be seen in HBO's hit series "Girls" from producers Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow which is currently in its 5th season. On the big screen, Rannells starred in The Intern alongside Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway and Bachelorette alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan. He will also be seen in Comedy Central's "Another Period" and the upcoming film, Why Him? starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco.
Anthony Rosenthal (Jason)
LCT: debut. Theater: A Christmas Story (Paper Mill Playhouse), Truth Like the Sun (Book-It Rep.), and Oliver! (5th Avenue Theatre). National tour: Newsies. Ballet: Swan Lake (Pacific Northwest Ballet).
Tracie Thoms (Dr. Charlotte)
LCT: debut. Broadway: Stick Fly, Rent, and Drowning Crow. Off-Broadway: Lost Lake, 10 Things to Do Before I Die, The Exonerated, and Up Against the Wind. Film: The Basement, How to Die Happy, Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, Raven's Watch, Equity, Modern Love, Border Crossing, Annie, Raze, Looper, Safe House, Meeting Evil, Rent, Death Proof, The Devil Wears Prada, I Will Follow, and Good Hair. TV: "American Gods," "Braindead," "The Mindy Project," "Love," "Songbyrd," "Veep," "Gothica," "Applebaum," "Suits," "Wonder Woman," "Harry's Law," "Human Target," "Private Practice," "Cold Case," "Law & Order," "Wonderfalls," "The Shield," "Porn 'N Chicken," "The Chevy Chase Pilot," "As If," and "America's Most Wanted." Education: B.F.A., Howard University; Juilliard's Drama Division.
Brandon Uranowitz (Mendel)
LCT: debut. Broadway: An American in Paris (Tony nomination) and Baby It's You! Off-Broadway: Twelfth Night (Falstaff Award nomination). National tour: Rent. Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (Helen Hayes Award nomination), Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound (Old Globe). Film: Stage Fright. TV: "Inside Amy Schumer," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "As the World Turns," and "Soul Man."
Betsy Wolfe (Cordelia)
LCT: debut. Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway; The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, and 110 in the Shade (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years (Second Stage) and Merrily We Roll Along (City Center Encores!). Regional: Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), The Music Man (Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), and Tales of the City (A.C.T.). Opera: Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera). Soloist for more than 35 symphony, pop, and philharmonic orchestras across the U.S. and internationally. Albums: The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Merrily We Roll Along, 35MM, Stage Door Canteen, Everyday Rapture, and 110 in the Shade. Education: B.F.A., Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music.