Tootsie 2019

Run Time:
Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: April 23, 2019
Closing: January 05, 2020

Tootsie - 2019 - Broadway History , Info & More

Marquis Theatre (Broadway)
210 W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036

Tony nominee Santino Fontana delivers "one of the best musical performances ever seen on a musical stage" (Rolling Stone) in the show critics are calling "Broadway's funniest new musical!" (New York Post). This New York Times Critic's Pick tells the story of Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor willing to do anything for a job -- even if it means playing way against type. When he disguises himself as an outspoken actress named Dorothy Michaels, he defies all odds to become a Broadway sensation. But as audiences fall for Dorothy and Michael starts to fall for the woman of his dreams, he's learning that the hardest part of show business isn't getting to the top... it's keeping up the act.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, Tootsie has received 11 Tony Award nominations including Best Score (David Yazbek), Best Book (Robert Horn), Best Choreography (Denis Jones), Best Direction (Scott Ellis) and Best Musical. It's "a fresh, funny, madly entertaining riot" (The Hollywood Reporter) loaded with "bushels of exceptional talent" (New York Magazine). Don't miss "the winner Broadway has been waiting for!" (The Washington Post).

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Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review
7 / 10

All that said, the show is damn funny. The book, by Robert Horn, is jammed with laugh-out-loud one-liners, and Scott Ellis' direction allows those moments, and many others, to shine. The score, by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit), and choreography by Denis Jones are light and lively. And William Ivey Long's costumes, including his recreation of Dustin Hoffman's iconic red sequined dress from the movie, are gorgeous, clever, and fresh.

'Tootsie': Theater Review
8 / 10

The ace creative team of writer Robert Horn, composer-lyricist David Yazbek and director Scott Ellis respect the footprint of the movie. But the explosions of laughter the musical elicits come chiefly from the ingenious ways in which the screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Shisgal - plus the countless other hired hands that took a pass during the film's famously difficult conception - has been reimagined as a subversive comedy about gender roles specifically tailored for our times. And no, don't roll your eyes and wince about another gem from a less enlightened decade sacrificing its luster to anxious PC tampering. This is a savvy update that manages to combine awareness of the evolution in gender politics with insouciant wit, a playful spirit and an invigorating streak of good-natured vulgarity.

BWW Flashback: TOOTSIE Takes Final Broadway Bow
by Nicole Rosky - January 5, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new Broadway musical Tootsie will conclude its critically acclaimed Broadway run today, January 5, 2020. Upon closing, the musical will have played 293 regular and 25 preview performances at the Marquis Theatre (210 W 46th St).

Fox Lands New Pilot From TOOTSIE Team Robert Horn and Scott Ellis
by Stephi Wild - November 24, 2019

Robert Horn and Scott Ellis, the duo behind Tootsie on Broadway, have created a pilot that Fox has officially landed, according to Deadline.

TOOTSIE To Play Final Broadway Performance in January
by A.A. Cristi - November 11, 2019

It was announced today that the Tony-nominated musical TOOTSIE will play its final performance at at the Marquis Theatre on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

TOOTSIE Partners With New School's College Of Performing Arts For National Author's Day
by Stephi Wild - November 1, 2019

In honor of National Author's Day today, November 1, TOOTSIE has partnered with The New School's College of Performing Arts to launch a playwriting contest for its students. Participants must submit a new, original 5-minute comedic play with the title a?oeWho Are You?a?? based off a TOOTSIE song of the same title. The winner of the contest will receive a private writing consultation with Tony Award-winning book writer Robert Horn.

VIDEO: Andy Grotelueschen Gets Help from TOOTSIE Castmates to Record a Very Special Solo Album
by Nicole Rosky - October 23, 2019

Andy Grotelueschen is no stranger to profanity, as he gets to perform the now iconic 'Jeff Sums It Up' in Broadway's Tootsie every night at the Marquis Theatre. Now he's taking his character's trademark irreverence to the next level... by recording a solo album? Watch below as the whole Tootsie cast takes part in a hilarious film made by Andy's co-star, John Behlmann, and find out what Broadway's most treasured songs might sound like with a Grotelueschen twist.

Dressers Career Spotlight: Lauren Gallitelli Talks Dressing Santino Fontana In TOOTSIE
by Alan Henry - October 23, 2019

Updated September 2023: We're spotlighting different off-stage careers on Broadway to answer some common questions people might have about perusing a career off the stage! This week we're chatting with Lauren Gallitelli, who is Santino Fontana's dresser at TOOTSIE on Broadway! Gallitelli has worked on Broadway at shows such as Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act, and more!

Tony Winner Santino Fontana And Wife Jessica Fontana Welcome First Child
by Nicole Rosky - September 24, 2019

Santino Fontana and his wife Jessica Fontana have just welcomed a new baby to the family!

Photo Coverage: TOOTSIE Celebrates Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 11, 2019

Tootsie cast members celebrated the release of their cast recording with a live performance and a CD signing at Barnes and Noble on September 10.

TOOTSIE Will Celebrate Cast Recording Release at Barnes and Noble in September
by Stephi Wild - August 30, 2019

Tootsie cast members will celebrate the release of their cast recording with a live performance and a CD signing at Barnes and Noble on September 10.

Photo Coverage: TOOTSIE Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - July 23, 2019

Tootsie celebrated its 100th performance last night, July 22. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out the photos!

Bid Now to Meet Julie Halston With Two Tickets to TOOTSIE with a Backstage Tour
by Stephi Wild - June 22, 2019

Bid to win the chance to meet Julie Halston with 2 tickets to Tootsie with a backstage tour! Julie plays the producer Rita Marshall in the show!

VIDEO: The Cast Of TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' at the 2019 TONYS
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 10, 2019

On the 2019 Tony Awards last night, Santino Fontana transformed from failed actor Michael to the sparkling Dorothy in the blink of an eye as he and the cast of Tootsie performed 'Unstoppable.'

TOOTSIE Releases New Block of Tickets Through April 2020
by Julie Musbach - June 6, 2019

TOOTSIE, has announced a new block of tickets on sale through April 19, 2020. Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, June 7

VIDEO: Richard Kind Records Ad Spot for TOOTSIE
by Julie Musbach - June 3, 2019

Richard Kind was chosen to be the voice of TOOTSIE's Tony campaign and even he isn't spared the stress of awards season!

MTI to License Broadway's TOOTSIE
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019

The 11-Time Tony Award-nominated musical, Tootsie, has been acquired for worldwide licensing by Music Theatre International (MTI).

TOOTSIE's Santino Fontana Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019

Santino Fontana has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for TOOTSIE.

TOOTSIE's Robert Horn Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019

Robert Horn has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for TOOTSIE.

Photo Coverage: TOOTSIE Star Santino Fontana Gets His Very Own Sardi's Portrait
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2019

This afternoon, Santino Fontana, the star of Broadway's hit musical Tootsie, celebrated an important career milestone with the unveiling of his portrait at the famed Sardi's restaurant.

VIDEO: TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' on Good Morning America
by Linnae Medeiros - May 17, 2019

The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Tootsie brought Dorothy Michaels to Good Morning America this morning to perform the show's number 'Unstoppable' with its Tony-nominated star, Santino Fontana! Check out the full video below!

VIDEO: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Goes Behind the Scenes of TOOTSIE
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 16, 2019

On today's episode of 'Broadway Week' on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Kelly Ripa goes behind the scenes of 'Tootsie.' She sits down with Santino Fontana, and even tries to take home his character's iconic red dress!

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Tootsie has had 3 productions including Chicago which opened in 2018, Broadway which opened in 2019 and US Tour which opened in 2021.
Tootsie has been nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Best Choreography for Denis Jones, Best Costume Design of a Musical for William Ivey Long, Best Direction of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Best Orchestrations for Simon Hale, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Yazbek.
Tootsie has won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Best Choreography for Denis Jones, Best Costume Design of a Musical for William Ivey Long, Best Direction of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Best Orchestrations for Simon Hale, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Yazbek.
Tootsie has been nominated for several prestigious awards including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Outstanding Choreography for Denis Jones, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Outstanding Lyrics for David Yazbek, Outstanding Music for David Yazbek, Outstanding Musical for Tootsie, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Brian Ronan, Outstanding Wig and Hair Design for Paul Huntley, Distinguished Performance Award for Santino Fontana at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Tootsie at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Outstanding Choreographer for Denis Jones, Outstanding Costume Design for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Outstanding New Broadway Musical for Tootsie, and Outstanding New Score for David Yazbek at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Tootsie has won several awards, including Best Musical from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It also received Outstanding Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Outstanding Choreography for Denis Jones, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Outstanding Lyrics for David Yazbek, Outstanding Music for David Yazbek, Outstanding Musical for Tootsie, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Brian Ronan, Outstanding Wig and Hair Design for Paul Huntley. Additionally, Tootsie received the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for Santino Fontana, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Tootsie, Outstanding Book of a Musical for Robert Horn, Outstanding Choreographer for Denis Jones, Outstanding Costume Design for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Outstanding New Broadway Musical for Tootsie, and Outstanding New Score for David Yazbek from the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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