Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page

andrewftw
Understudy
joined:11/3/18
Understudy
joined:
11/3/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#1
Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:07pm

So, I just checked the Once On This Island Cast and Creative page and Michelle Williams is not there anymore... is this a website mistake or did she leave the cast???

Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page

natashalost Profile Photonatashalost Profile Photo
natashalost
Broadway Star
joined:1/15/18
Broadway Star
joined:
1/15/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#2
Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:13pm

I do not believe she has left the cast but she has been out a lot recently which isn't a good sign... hope everything is alright because I loved her Erzulie

ND_2000
Stand-by
joined:3/28/18
Stand-by
joined:
3/28/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#3
Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:36pm

She and her fiancee ended their engagement recently and it was just made public yesterday. Maybe she needed some time? Hope she is still in the show..

BLs68
Swing
joined:7/29/18
Swing
joined:
7/29/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#4
Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:57pm
I did a backstage tour on Saturday. Stage manager said she’s been sick for a few days so she’s been out of the show.
natashalost Profile Photonatashalost Profile Photo
natashalost
Broadway Star
joined:1/15/18
Broadway Star
joined:
1/15/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#5
Posted: 12/11/18 at 8:19pm

Nevermind on my earlier post. I spoke to a few friends at the theatre and things are not looking good... will give further information when I can.

Scarlet Leigh Profile PhotoScarlet Leigh Profile Photo
Scarlet Leigh
Broadway Star
joined:4/18/13
Broadway Star
joined:
4/18/13
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#6
Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:31pm

Can't 100% recall but I swear that their instagram account had a big "Now on the Island, Michelle Williams" spread on their instagram page when she started and now that I looked back, it's not there. The pictures from BEFORE she started and was meeting press are there but I can't for sure recall if the welcome stuff was just a story of if there was graphics that have since been removed.

MannPhan24601
Leading Actor
joined:11/4/15
Leading Actor
joined:
11/4/15
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#7
Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:36pm

Didn't this happen with somebody in Finding Neverland a few years back?

Here I Am Profile PhotoHere I Am Profile Photo
Here I Am
Broadway Star
joined:8/25/05
Broadway Star
joined:
8/25/05
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#8
Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:49pm
Does anyone know who has been going on?
teatime2
Stand-by
joined:3/25/18
Stand-by
joined:
3/25/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#9
Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:55pm

Cassondra

andrewftw
Understudy
joined:11/3/18
Understudy
joined:
11/3/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#10
Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:15pm

teatime2 said: "Cassondra"

Cassondra what? Yea she has been on more.

 

Also Michelle is back on the site!

Scarlet Leigh Profile PhotoScarlet Leigh Profile Photo
Scarlet Leigh
Broadway Star
joined:4/18/13
Broadway Star
joined:
4/18/13
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#11
Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:24pm

I would not be shocked though if they put it back up because someone noticed that the removal was noticed. This might be the end of it or it might not. It's a very odd and yet kind of interesting situation to watch unfold. Perhaps it was all just a false alarm? 

natashalost Profile Photonatashalost Profile Photo
natashalost
Broadway Star
joined:1/15/18
Broadway Star
joined:
1/15/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#12
Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:26pm

The cast had a production meeting last night and Michelle did not attend.

SomethingPeculiar Profile PhotoSomethingPeculiar Profile Photo
SomethingPeculiar
Broadway Legend
joined:6/15/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/15/14
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#13
Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:38pm

MannPhan24601 said: "Didn't this happen with somebody in Finding Neverland a few years back?"

Sandy Duncan (Neverland) and Jeffrey Tambor (La Cage 2011) both lasted less than a week each because they were not up to the demands of the roles. And there's the now-legendary story of Robert Stack almost going into the original La Cage!

The Williams situation seems different (if it even is a situation. For all we know, she could be out with a cold, or for a previously-scheduled absence! Let's not jump to conclusions...)

Updated On: 12/11/18 at 10:38 PM
natashalost Profile Photonatashalost Profile Photo
natashalost
Broadway Star
joined:1/15/18
Broadway Star
joined:
1/15/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#14
Posted: 12/12/18 at 7:39am
An announcement will be made today.
hamiltonstradition
Stand-by
joined:5/17/17
Stand-by
joined:
5/17/17
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#15
Posted: 12/12/18 at 9:19am

She has deleted any mention of OOTI on her Instagram account, this doesn't look good.

B.JAMES Profile PhotoB.JAMES Profile Photo
B.JAMES
Understudy
joined:4/20/17
Understudy
joined:
4/20/17
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#16
Posted: 12/12/18 at 9:26am

Bought tickets to the show again (because I love it), and was hoping to see her.  She was out of my performance on Sunday night. I have seats to closing day as well.  I won't be heartbroken if I don't see her, but it is just strange.  I'm curious.

ACL2006 Profile PhotoACL2006 Profile Photo
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/11/06
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#17
Posted: 12/12/18 at 9:30am
She was originally signed on through June. Possibly when they announced their January closing she opted out. Kudos to her understudies who'll likely rotate the role until closing.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
andrewftw
Understudy
joined:11/3/18
Understudy
joined:
11/3/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#18
Posted: 12/12/18 at 9:48am

ACL2006 said: "She was originally signed on through June. Possibly when they announced their January closing she opted out. Kudos to her understudies who'll likely rotate the role until closing."

I do feel like Cassondra is gonna take over the role and Cicily will be the understudy. If this does happen, they need to bring in another understudy because if Cassondra is out, Cicily is on, you never know what could happen.

ACL2006 Profile PhotoACL2006 Profile Photo
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/11/06
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#19
Posted: 12/12/18 at 10:05am

I wonder if Darlesia Cearcy could return to close out the show?

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
ethan231h Profile Photoethan231h Profile Photo
ethan231h
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/5/11
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#20
Posted: 12/12/18 at 11:03am

ACL2006 said: "I wonder if Darlesia Cearcy could return to close out the show?"

She should, she is excellent. 

LizzieCurry Profile PhotoLizzieCurry Profile Photo
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/7/05
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#21
Posted: 12/12/18 at 12:06pm
LEA SALONGA IS BACK!!!

https://twitter.com/OnceIslandBway/status/1072900065566646275
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
ACL2006 Profile PhotoACL2006 Profile Photo
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/11/06
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#22
Posted: 12/12/18 at 12:08pm

Lea Salonga to return on Dec. 27. Cassondra James will play the role through Dec. 26.

 

"Her understudy Cassondra James will assume the role from now until December 26. Lea Salonga, who originated the role in this production will play Erzulie from December 27 through its final performance on January 6."

 

Williams departs OOTI.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
disneybroadwayfan22 Profile Photodisneybroadwayfan22 Profile Photo
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/10/13
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#23
Posted: 12/12/18 at 12:22pm

Soooooooo....what happened to Michelle??? I hope she's okay.

Updated On: 12/12/18 at 12:22 PM
Scoot3
Swing
joined:12/3/18
Swing
joined:
12/3/18
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#24
Posted: 12/12/18 at 12:26pm
I am so excited to see Lea again!!!
HeyMrMusic Profile PhotoHeyMrMusic Profile Photo
HeyMrMusic
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/16/04
Michelle Williams on OOTI Cast Page#25
Posted: 12/12/18 at 12:40pm
I’m thrilled to hear Lea is returning, but I hope Michelle is doing all right.