Mean Girls, the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, is pleased to announce full casting for the relaunch of its First National Tour.
The National Tour relaunches on November 2nd in Tempe, AZ. Click here for the full tour route. Click here to view the current tour route.
Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.
Reprising their roles from the 2019-2020 season are Danielle Wade as Cady Heron, Megan Masako Haley as Gretchen Wieners, Jonalyn Saxer as Karen Smith, Mary Kate Morrissey as Janis Sarkisian, Eric Huffman as Damian Hubbard, Adante Carter as Aaron Samuels, Kabir Bery as Kevin G. and Lawrence E. Street as Mr. Duvall.
Joining them are Nadina Hassan as Regina George and April Josephine as Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George.
The cast also includes Erica Simone Barnett, English Bernhardt, DeShawn Bowens, Will Branner, Lamont Brown, Morgan Ashley Bryant, Brittany Conigatti, Sarah Crane, Mary Beth Donahoe, Niani Feelings, Sky Flaherty, Samuel Gerber, Dan Horn, Asia Marie Kreitz, Becca Petersen, Olivia Renteria, Grace Romanello, Sydney Mei Ruf-Wong, Marcus Shane, Kaitlyn Louise Smith, and David Wright Jr.
Mean Girls opened on Broadway in April 2018 to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre, following its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2017. The North American Tour of Mean Girls opened in September 2019 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, playing to sold out audiences across the country before performances were suspended in March 2020. The Broadway production announced in January that it would not return following the pandemic.
Earlier this year, Mean Girls announced plans for the musical to be adapted to a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures, as well as finalizing discussions for Mean Girls to bow in London’s West End.
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available.
DANIELLE WADE (Cady Heron). Proud Canadian. Winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Over The Rainbow.’ Broadway: Mean Girls. Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). Select Credits: Stratford Festival’s The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity (Lorene) & One Night Only (NBC). Love to the MG team, Telsey + Co, TH, A3 and my loved ones. @daniewade @changeisfetch
NADINA HASSAN (Regina George) is ecstatic about making her National Tour debut as Regina George! Nadina graduated from Baldwin Wallace’s MT program in 2020. Regional: Tick, Tick,… BOOM! (Susan), West Side Story (Maria), and Be More Chill (Brooke). Love to the Mean Girls team, her Buchwald team, and her incredible family. @changeisfetch http://www.nadinahassan.com
MEGAN MASAKO HALEY (Gretchen Wieners). Favorite credits include Nessarose in the national tour of Wicked and Tamate in the reimagined Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company. Some favorite TV credits include, “Broad City”, “Instinct”, “Younger” and “Madam Secretary”. Thanks to CGF Talent and Telsey. Love you, 42. @meganmasako @changeisfetch
JONALYN SAXER (Karen Smith) is (heart eyes emoji) to be back on stage and bringing Mean Girls across the country! Broadway: Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast), Cats, Holiday Inn, Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway. Film: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (December 2021). Syracuse Graduate. Thanks to DGRW and Paul. @jksaxer @changeisfetch
MARY KATE MORRISSEY (Janis Sarkisian) spent COVID building a virtual theater program that serves as home to a 100+ community ages 5-30 called @doublenamewitches She seeks to develop roles that empower misfits and underdogs and recently toured as Elphaba in Wicked. Syracuse Grad. Love to CGF, Husband Shark, Mom Dad and Tara. @maryspacekate @changeisfetch
ERIC HUFFMAN (Damian Hubbard) Welcome to High School! National Tour: The Book of Mormon (Original Jumamosi Company, understudy Elder McKinley). CCM graduate. Huge thank you to the entire Mean Girls team and my incredible parents. For Shirley Marley and my Grandma Maxie, the women who inspired me to tap. @e.j.huffman @changeisfetch
APRIL JOSEPHINE (Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George). Honored to be here, to bring theater back to life! Last seen as Anita in A.D. Player’s West Side Story (Texas). SoCal Native, now a New Yorker. Select regional credits: LaJolla Playhouse, La Mirada Theater, 3-D Theatricals, Lamb’s Players’. Gratitude to Mean Girls Team, Telsey+Co, Firestarter Entertainment. Love to DJ. @changeisfetch
ADANTE CARTER (Aaron Samuels) is GRATEFUL to be back in school! Some skits: Xanadu (Hangar), Carrie (La Mirada), HAIR (Serenbe), Forum (Gulfshore), Newsies (Maltz). BFA Music Theatre: AMDA LA. Much love and gratitude to my family and anyone who has helped and believed in my journey onto this stage. @adantecarter @changeisfetch
KABIR BERY (Kevin G.) is thrilled to be back on stage! Credits: In The Heights (Usnavi), Urinetown (Bobby), Parade (Britt Craig). Graduate of The Lee Strasberg School. Thanks to About Artists and Telsey + Co for this gift. Endless gratitude to my family and friends for their unwavering love and support. @kabirbery @changeisfetch
LAWRENCE E. STREET (Mr. Duvall) is grateful to be back on stage and would also like to thank the audience for returning to live theatre. Broadway: Urinetown (OBC), Off-Broadway: Carmen Jones (John Doyle, Director), Tours: Flashdance (Sergio Trujilo, Director). Please consider supporting the Mean Girls Artist Impact Team @changeisfetch and check out @streetlifenstuff. Take Care!
ERICA SIMONE BARNETT (Ensemble) Excited for her first tour! Matilda (OBC), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and more. Gratitude to the Barnetts, Lisa, Barry and every teacher along the way! Go Blue! @changeisfetch @ericasimonebarnett.
ENGLISH BERNHARDT (Standby for Cady Heron, Regina George, Janis Sarkisian). First National Tour: If/Then. Favorite regional credits include: Next to Normal (Natalie), Les Misérables (Eponine) and Evita (Mistress). Special thanks to Telsey + Co, Nicolosi, Mom, Dad and Chase! @changeisfetch @ebernhardt
DESHAWN BOWENS (Ensemble). National tour Debut! Regional: Chicago (Fulton), Guys and Dolls (Asolo Repertory Theatre) Newsies (Marriott) Elon MT alumni! Love and thanks to God, family, bloc and MG team. For mom. @deshawnbowens @changeisfetch
WILL BRANNER (Ensemble) is back for more! Credits: Mean Girls (1st National Tour), Bat Out of Hell (New York City Center, Original Company), October Sky (The Old Globe). B.F.A University of Michigan. @changeisfetch @lordbranner
LAMONT BROWN (Ensemble) National Tour: White Christmas, 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Riverdance (Radio City), After Midnight. Regional: Chasing Rainbows, New 42nd Street Film/Tv: Wutang, Your Attention Please @LamontBrownNyc @changeisfetch
MORGAN ASHLEY BRYANT (Ensemble) is thrilled to spread joy again with this amazing cast. Thank you to all of the family, teachers and friends who told me ‘you can.’ I love you. @changeisfetch @mo_dances
SARAH CRANE (Ensemble) Originally from Miami, FL, Sarah is a performer and choreographer, (hire her!) BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Check out www.sarahcrane.net for more info! Love to Mom and Dad xo @saritacrane @changeisfetch
BRITTANY CONIGATTI (Swing) Broadway: The Prom, A Bronx Tale (OBC). TV:NBC Annie Live!, Law & Order: SVU. Tours: A Bronx Tale (Associate Choreographer), Matilda (First National, Toronto), Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast. Many Regional productions. Always for you, Dad. @brittconigatti @changeisfetch
MARY BETH DONAHOE (Ensemble). Jazzed about this high school reunion! Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill, MSMT, Fulton. BFA: Ohio Northern. Grateful: Hybrid, friends, & DHoe Team—you’re so fetch! Join us: @changeisfetch @mbdonahoe
NIANI FEELINGS (Swing, Dance Captain). Regional: MUNY, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. BFA: Boston Conservatory. Big thanks to DGRW & the MG Team. Endless love to my family, friends & Mom, always. @niani_ @changeisfetch
SKY FLAHERTY (Ensemble). Broadway: The Grinch. Tour and movie: Newsies (Albert). European Tour: Rock the Ballet (Dancer). Love to my mom, dad and family. Special thanks to, Clinton Sherwood, Julianna and Chase (Clear Talent Group). @sky_flaherty @changeisfetch
SAMUEL GERBER (Swing) is ecstatic to be returning to #MeanGirlsTour. Regional: Newsies and West Side Story (The LEX). Endless thanks to Telsey, Casey, Tina, the team, and Avalon. For Dad. MKNMS. @samuelgerber_ @changeisfetch
DAN HORN (Ensemble) Is excited to be back in Highschool! Broadway: Cinderella, Bullets Over Broadway, Allegiance, Miss Saigon. Natl Tour: Hello Dolly!. @changeisfetch @thedanhorn
ASIA MARIE KREITZ (Ensemble). Regional: All Shook Up (TUTS), Guys and Dolls (TUTS), The Christians (Alley Theatre). Love, and thanks to Casey, the creative team, her parents, Keiana, Cheryl & Jane, Kyle Craig, Donna, and Jeannine. @asiamk9 @changeisfetch
BECCA PETERSEN (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) Broadway: Mean Girls (u/s Cady, u/s Regina, u/s Karen, Dance Captain), Bandstand (u/s Julia). Tour: Newsies (u/s Katherine, u/s Medda). Regional: Mean Girls (National Theatre), The Prom (Alliance Theatre). @bp170 @changeisfetch
OLIVIA RENTERIA (Ensemble). Broadway Tour Debut! Thanking my beautiful family, teachers, and friends for your love and guidance. Plastic is for Mean Girls, not the Ocean! There is only one earth! @changeisfetch @oliviarenteria
GRACE ROMANELLO (Swing, Fight Captain, Assistant Dance Captain) is elated to return to North Shore High! Regional credits include: Young Frankenstein (TBTS), Grease (RCCL). Endless love to family, friends, and everyone who’s helped along the way. @gracerom @changeisfetch
SYDNEY MEI RUF-WONG (Ensemble). “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” —Van Gogh. Lead with curiosity and kindness. Infinite gratitude to my dear family, friends, and the MG company! @sydneymei | @changeisfetch
MARCUS SHANE (Swing). Hello, I’m Marcus! I like Sausage McMuffins, Britney Spears, and dressing up like Ashley Park. Love and thanks to my parents, Casey Nicholaw, and THE Liz Lemon! #STOPASIANHATE @marcus.shane @changeisfetch
KAITLYN LOUISE SMITH (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back! Regional: MUNY. Tracy in RCCL’s inaugural Hairspray. BFA: Indiana University. Endless gratitude to the MG team, Avalon, and my family, friends, and teachers. @kaitlynlsmitty @changeisfetch
DAVID WRIGHT JR. (Ensemble) Is thrilled to return to MG! National Tour: Cruel Intentions 1st. R&H Cinderella. LABS: Becoming Nancy. Regional: NSMT, Marriott Theatre. Thank you to my family, friends, agents at Boals, Winnett&Assoc. and Telsey+Co. @Daveyanthony_ @changeisfetch