Something Rotten! Broadway Original Cast


Something Rotten! Broadway

The time is Renaissance England, where two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, are desperate to write a hit play. But how can they when the competition is the biggest star of the era, everyone's favorite bard: William Shakespeare? So they seek out the soothsayer Nostradamus. But not the Nostradamus, his nephew Thomas, who gives our heroes a completely original idea from the future - write a play with songs. And thus, the first ever musical is born. But not without much mayhem, madness, and musical mishaps. There is indeed Something Rotten! - and it will have audiences rolling in the aisles.
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Brooks Ashmanskas, who has an extensive Broadway resume including a notable performance in Something Rotten!, has also been recognized with Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. more...

Peter Bartlett, known for his role in the Broadway production of Something Rotten!, has also graced the stage in hits like Cinderella and The Drowsy Chaperone, showcasing his versatile talent across both comedic and dramatic roles. more...

Heidi Blickenstaff, known for her roles in Broadway hits like The Addams Family and Disney's The Little Mermaid, brought her extensive stage experience to the cast of Something Rotten! with a rich background in both Broadway and regional theater productions. more...

Christian Borle's portrayal of Shakespeare in Something Rotten! earned him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, showcasing his exceptional talent in a role that became one of the highlights of his illustrious career. more...

John Cariani, known for his Tony-nominated performance as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, brought his extensive stage experience to the cast of *Something Rotten!*. more...
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Elizabeth Earley, who was part of the Original Broadway Cast of *Something Rotten!*, has an impressive resume that includes roles in *Some Like It Hot* and *Hello, Dolly!* on Broadway, as well as numerous national tours and regional theater productions. more...

Eric Giancola, an NYU graduate, showcased his versatile talents in the past Broadway production of Something Rotten, where he brought the show's vibrant energy to life. more...

Linda Griffin, a seasoned performer with 30 years in show business and a proud member of Actors Equity, graced the Broadway stage in productions like Something Rotten, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Anyone Can Whistle. more...

David Hibbard, who graced the Broadway stage as a cast member in Something Rotten, has an impressive resume that includes roles in Elf, Billy Elliot, and Spamalot, and has also performed extensively in regional theatre and Off-Broadway productions. more...

Jenny Hill, known for her vibrant performances in Broadway hits like Seussical and Spamalot, brought her talents to the stage in Something Rotten! more...

Stacey Todd Holt, who brought his talents to Broadway in productions such as The Producers and The Drowsy Chaperone, was also a part of the cast of Something Rotten!, showcasing his versatile experience from both stage and screen. more...

Courtney Iventosch, who previously graced the Broadway stage in "Something Rotten!" and "Wicked," has also showcased her talents in productions such as "On The Town" and "Brigadoon." more...

Brian d'Arcy James, a three-time Tony nominee and celebrated actor, starred in the Broadway musical "Something Rotten!" in 2015, earning multiple award nominations for his performance and a Grammy nomination for the show's cast album. more...

Aaron Kaburick, who graced the Broadway stage in the past with his role in "Something Rotten," has also showcased his talents in productions like "Motown" and "Sister Act." more...

Austin Lesch, a Boston Conservatory graduate, showcased his talents on Broadway in the past with standout performances in "Something Rotten," "Billy Elliot," and "Violet." more...

Beth Johnson Nicely, who graced the Broadway stage in the past with her performance in "Something Rotten," has an impressive resume that includes roles in "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Young Frankenstein," and has even showcased her talents as a Radio City Rockette. more...

Brad Oscar, who was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for his role as Nazi playwright "Franz Liebkind" in The Producers, brought his versatile talent to the stage of Something Rotten! in the past, adding to his impressive resume that includes roles such as "The Devil" in Damn Yankees and "Master of Ceremonies" in Cabaret. more...

Aleks Pevec, who has graced Broadway stages in productions like "Something Rotten," "Aladdin," and "Catch Me if You Can," brings a wealth of experience from both national tours and regional theater to his diverse roles. more...

Kate Reinders, who originated the role of Portia in the Broadway musical comedy *Something Rotten!* at the St. James Theatre, showcased her versatility and comedic talent in the show from its opening on April 22, 2015, until her final performance on July 16, 2016. more...

Angie Schworer, known for her dynamic performances on Broadway, graced the stage in Something Rotten! among other notable shows like The Producers and The Prom. more...

Eric Sciotto, who graced the Broadway stage in the role of "Something Rotten," has an impressive list of credits including Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, and Rock of Ages, showcasing his versatile talent in both Broadway and regional productions. more...

Michael James Scott, who originated the role of The Minstrel on Broadway in *Something Rotten!*, is widely celebrated for his diverse performances, including his award-winning portrayal of the Genie in Disney’s *Aladdin* across multiple international stages. more...

Brian Shepard, who graced the Broadway stage in "Something Rotten!" among other notable productions, has also shined in regional roles such as Phil in "White Christmas" and Cosmo Brown in "Singin' in the Rain." more...

Chelsea Morgan Stock showcased her versatility on Broadway with roles in "Something Rotten!" and "The Little Mermaid," where she notably became the first replacement for Ariel. more...

Ryan VanDenBoom, a Michigan native and original cast member of Something Rotten!, showcased his versatility on both stage and screen before returning to Broadway in Bandstand. more...

Gerry Vichi, known for his roles in Find Me Guilty, Sex and the City 2, and Man on a Ledge, brought his seasoned acting skills to the stage in Something Rotten! more...
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Matt Wall, who boasts an impressive Broadway resume including notable performances in "Something Rotten," has also appeared in various acclaimed TV shows and films, and holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. more...

Marisha Wallace, who was a member of the ensemble and an understudy in the original Broadway cast of Something Rotten! in 2015, has since built an impressive career, including roles in the West End and a nomination for an Olivier Award. more...

Bud Weber's "Will Power" earned him a spot in the Original Broadway Cast of Something Rotten!, showcasing his versatility and talent on stage. more...

Awards and Nominations


2015 BroadwayWorld Awards
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle won.

2015 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Brian d'Arcy James was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle won.
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Brad Oscar was nominated but did not win.

2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Brian d'Arcy James was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: John Cariani was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Heidi Blickenstaff was nominated but did not win.

2015 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Christian Borle won.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Brad Oscar was nominated but did not win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Brian d'Arcy James was nominated but did not win.

Something Rotten! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Welcome to the Renaissance
God, I Hate Shakespeare
Right Hand Man
God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)
A Musical
The Black Death
I Love the Way
Will Power
Bottom's Gonna Be On Top
Welcome to the Renaissance (Reprise)
Hard To Be The Bard
It's Eggs!
We See The Light
To Thine Own Self
Right Hand Man (Reprise)
Something Rotten! / Make an Omelette
To Thine Own Self (Reprise)
Finale

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