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Tootsie - 2019 - Broadway

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).


Running Time: Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission

Marquis Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1535 Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Tootsie

Is this a potential addition to the list of classic Broadway musicals? No; but Tootsie is fast and funny. Very funny, with a rapid stream of jokes and gags and some of the most mirthful choreography since those Mormon boys went to Uganda. Plus, it's got no fewer than five skillful comedy performances. After months in the mirthless Broadway musical desert, let's be appreciative of the evening's accomplishments.

Tootsie: forget Dustin Hoffman, this new musical reinvents an ageing Hollywood hit - Broadway review - Telegraph
Just when you thought the old-fashioned musical comedy was dead, along comes an adaptation of a 37-year-old movie about sexism in the entertainment industry to breathe new life into it. David Yazbek and Robert Horn's Tootsie has the big dance numbers, frothy score, rat-a-tat jokes, and, in Santino Fontana, the kind of star turn from a triple threat that made the American musical such a pop cultural force fifty years ago. Directed with Swiss watch precision by Scott Ellis, Tootsie is an unexpected, charming delight.



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).
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.
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.
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.
by Alan Henry - October 23, 2019
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!
by Stage Tube - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - September 24, 2019
Santino Fontana and his wife Jessica Fontana have just welcomed a new baby to the family!
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.
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.
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!
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!
by Stage Tube - 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.'
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.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019
Robert Horn has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for TOOTSIE.
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
by Stage Tube - 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!