Just announced today, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has added Nik Walker (Hamilton) and Matt Manuel to their hit musical. Walker will portray Otis Williams while Manuel will play David Ruffin beginning on February 28, 2020 after the original actors, Ephraim Sykes and Derrick Baskin, leave on February 26th.
From the official press release, Director Des McAnuff said:
Everyone is ecstatic to have Nik and Matt join Ain’t Too Proud in these iconic roles. Nik brings an extensive theater background, most recently as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, and is the perfect fit to lead our cast as Otis Williams. I’ve known Nik since he was a graduate student at NYU and worked with him at La Jolla Playhouse. I couldn’t be more excited about welcoming him to the company. Matt is an exciting discovery, a bonafide triple threat, coming straight from The Temptations’ hometown of Detroit. It’s dazzling to watch him step elegantly into the role of David Ruffin.
Tickets for Ain't Too Proud are on sale now through November 29, 2020 at the Imperial Theatre.