The new Broadway musical Tootsie will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Upon closing, the musical will have played 293 regular and 25 preview performances at the Marquis Theatre.
Next year, Tootsie will launch a North American Tour at Shea’s Buffalo Theater in Buffalo, New York, in October 2020. Casting, exact dates and additional cities will be announced at a later date. Additional plans for several international productions of Tootsie are also in the works.
Tootsie opened on Broadway on April 23, 2019. The production tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime – as the star of a new Broadway musical.
Tony Award Winner Santino Fontana leads the cast as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels. He is joined by Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle. The production features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek, a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones, and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis.
Tootsie received two 2019 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical; four 2019 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Book of a Musical; two 2019 Outer Critic’s Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Book of a Musical; and the 2019 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical.Tootsie was nominated for11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.