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Mark Linn-Baker To Join The Cast Of 'The Music Man' As Mayor Shinn

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The Producers of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, announced today that Tony Award nominee Mark Linn-Baker, will join the company of the highly-celebrated revival as Mayor Shinn, beginning October 25. As previously announced, Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays will depart the production on October 23, 2022. The Music Man will conclude its record-Breaking Broadway run on January 1, 2023.

Producer Kate Horton commented, “The entire The Music Man company is excited to welcome our new mayor Mark to the Winter Garden. I know he will be a delightful and altogether worthy successor to Jefferson, who has been such a brilliant and cherished part of our company.”

The final block of tickets for The Music Man are currently on sale for performances through January 1 at telecharge.com.

The Music Man is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Luc Verschueren for Campbell Young and Associates (Hair, Wigs, & Makeup Design), Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrations), David Chase (Vocal and Dance Arrangements), and Patrick Vaccariello (Musical Director).

One of the most universally cherished treasures of the American musical theater, The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway on December 19, 1957. It went on to win five Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The Smithsonian Institution ranks The Music Man as one of the “great glories of American popular culture.”

In addition to Mr. Jackman and Ms. Foster, the cast of The Music Man includes Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Tony Award winner Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn, Benjamin Pajak as Winthrop, Emily Jewel Hoder as Amaryllis, Garrett Long as Ethel Toffelmier, Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix, Jessica Sheridan as Maud Dunlop, Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, Lance Roberts as Constable Locke, Max Clayton as Standby for Harold Hill, and Nick AlvinoJordan BeallRonnie S. Bowman Jr.Maria BriggsAudrina BrudnerAudrey CardwellMichael CashWilliam Thomas ColinKammie CrumAydin EyikanCarlee Flanagan, Richard GattaEthen Green-YoungerCurtis HollandAndrea Jones-SojolaAmanda LaMotteKayla LaVineDevin Miles Lugo, Drew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Kennedy Pitney, Tanner Quirk, Daniel Patrick Russell, Sherisse SpringerMitchell TobinKathy Voytko, Branch Woodman and Ryan Worsing rounding out the Ensemble.