The Visit Broadway Original Cast


The Visit Broadway

Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Durrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit is about greed, love, and one woman's carefully plotted revenge. The oft-widowed Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but her arrival carries a dreadful price. Tony Award winner Roger Rees co-stars as Anton Schell, the man who scorned Claire years ago. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks "What can your heart afford?"
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George Abud, an Arab-American actor, was part of the cast of *The Visit* on Broadway, starring alongside Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, and featured on its Original Broadway Cast Album. more...

Jason Danieley, who starred in Broadway's The Visit, has an illustrious career that includes notable performances in Chicago, Next to Normal, and Curtains, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle nomination. more...
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Matt Dengler, who previously showcased his talents in Broadway's "A Little Night Music" and Off-Broadway's "The Fantasticks," brought his versatile acting skills to the cast of "The Visit." more...

David Garrison, known for his extensive work in both television and theatre, notably appeared in the Broadway production of The Visit, contributing to the show's cast album and showcasing his versatility as a performer. more...

Rick Holmes, who graced the Broadway stage in "The Visit," has an extensive theatrical resume that includes notable performances in productions such as "Matilda" and "Peter and the Starcatcher." more...
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Ken Krugman, known for his extensive work on Broadway and national tours including The Visit, has also made notable appearances Off-Broadway and on popular television shows such as "Blue Bloods" and "Law & Order." more...

Tom Nelis, who has an extensive Broadway resume including a role in The Visit, is also a founding member of the SITI Company and has been recognized with numerous awards such as the Elliot Norton Award and an OBIE. more...

Mary Beth Peil, an Obie Award-winning and two-time Tony Award-nominated actress, brought her extensive talent to the Broadway production of The Visit, adding to her impressive repertoire that spans opera, stage, and screen. more...

Aaron Ramey, known for his roles in Broadway productions like Young Frankenstein and Thoroughly Modern Millie, brought his extensive stage experience to the cast of The Visit. more...

Roger Rees, who brought his remarkable talent to the stage in "The Visit," was a celebrated Welsh actor and director, renowned for his award-winning performances in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" and his memorable roles in American television series such as "Cheers" and "The West Wing." more...

John Riddle, who previously graced the stage in Kander and Ebb's The Visit alongside Chita Rivera, has an impressive array of stage credits including roles in Frozen on Broadway and Tony in West Side Story at Casa Manana. more...

Chita Rivera, a theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical, showcasing her remarkable versatility as an actress, singer, and dancer. more...

Elena Shaddow, known for her extensive Broadway career including roles in "Les Miserables" and "Fiddler on the Roof," brought her remarkable talent to the stage in "The Visit," enriching the production with her seasoned experience and acclaimed performances. more...

Awards and Nominations


2015 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Chita Rivera was nominated but did not win.

2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Chita Rivera was nominated but did not win.

2015 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Chita Rivera was nominated but did not win.
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