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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Announces Cast for Upcoming Tour

In anticipation of the upcoming tour, producers Carmen PavlovicBill Damaschke and Gerry Ryan are have announced the full touring cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo: Matthew Murphy.

The cast is led by previously announced Courtney Reed as Satine and Conor Ryan as Christian, as well as Austin Durant as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, Gabe Martínez as Santiago and Libby Lloyd as Nini. Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is the Satine Alternate. The cast includes Nicci ClaspellHarper MilesAndres QuinteroAdrienne BalducciAndrew BrewerJack Cahill-LemmeSam J. CahnDarius CrenshawAlexander CruzAlexa De BarrTamrin GoldbergAlexis HasbrouckJordan Fife HuntJustin KeatsTyler LoganTanisha MooreBrayden NewbyKent OvershownAmy QuanbeckAdéa Michelle SessomsJenn StaffordDenzel TsopnangTravis Ward-OsborneSharrod WilliamsJennifer Wolfe and Ricardo Zayas.

Tony Award winning Director Alex Timbers said, “I’m thrilled and honored to welcome an extraordinary and vibrant group of actors to Moulin Rouge! The Musical as we begin our rehearsal process this week. After years of anticipation, we are all so excited to finally be taking this show on the road to audiences throughout North America.”

The full touring company is now in rehearsal at New 42 Studios and then travels to Chicago at the end of February to run technical rehearsals. Click here to view the current tour route. 

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular … Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and – above all – Love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie, and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 20 years ago.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical, two Drama League Awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical, five Drama Desk Awards and ten Outer Critics Circle Award Honor citations including New Broadway Musical. 

The musical opened to critical acclaim at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in the Summer of 2019 and reopened in September 2021 following the shutdown of Broadway due to the pandemic.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers and with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine.

The design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), Tony Award winner Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (Make-up design) and Tony Award winner Matt Stine (Music Producer). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.

Co-producers of the touring production include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Erica Lynn Schwartz/Matt Picheny/Stephanie Rosenberg, Adam Blanshay Productions/Nicolas & Charles Talar, Iris Smith, Aleri Entertainment, Sophie Qi/Harmonia HoldingsCJ ENM, Len Blavatnik, Ambassador Theatre GroupEndeavor ContentJohn Gore OrganizationSpencer Ross, Gilad-Rogowsky/InStone ProductionsAF Creative Media/International Theatre FundNederlander Presentations/IPN, Cody Renard Richard, Jujamcyn Theaters, Eric Falkenstein/Suzanne GrantPeter May/Sandy Robertson, Tom & Pam Faludy, Triptyk Studios, Carl Daikeler/Sandi MoranDesantis-Baugh ProductionsRed Mountain Theatre Company/42ND.CLUB, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner, Roy Furman, Andrew & Ruby Ryan, Brent & Sarah Deboer and Michael Ryan.

Click here to purchase the cast album, sheet music, and more.

Cast Biographies

COURTNEY REED (Satine) is best known for originating the role of “Princess Jasmine” in Disney’s Aladdin, for which she received a Grammy Nomination. She was last seen in Lauren Yee’s award-winning playCambodian Rock Band at The Signature Theatre. She also had the honor of being a part of the closing company of the Tony Award Winning Musical In The Heights, in which she played “Carla.” She made her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! Courtney’s television credits include “Liza on Demand,” “Search Party,” “The Affair,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “White Collar,” “NYC 22,” and “CSI: NY.”

CONOR RYAN (Christian) played opposite Kate Baldwin in the off-Broadway revival of John & Jen (Keen Company) and was seen in Desperate Measures at the York Theatre/New World Stages (Outer Critics Circle nom). He has developed and originated roles in: Bliss (5th Avenue), My Very Own British Invasion, Benny & Joon (Paper Mill), Into the Wild (Encore), and The Fortress of Solitude (The Public), Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Television: NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.” Conor trained at the University of Michigan and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

AUSTIN DURANT (Harold Zidler). Broadway: Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Macbeth; War Horse; You Can’t Take It With You. The Public: Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Classic Stage Company, LCT3, Yale Rep, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, Intiman Theater, Berkshire Theater Group. Television: “Search Party,” “Succession,” “The Good Fight,” “Elementary,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Person of Interest.”  MFA Yale School of Drama.

ANDRÉ WARD (Toulouse-Lautrec). Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Rock of Ages, Xanadu, Saturday Night Fever (OBC), Something Rotten and The Producers. National Tours: Pippin (Leading Player), The Producers, Ragtime (Chicago company), Cinderella, Dreamgirls. Regional: Dot (Peoples Light), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Portland Center Stage), Elegies (Barrington Stage). TV/Film: “Pose,” “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” “Murphy Brown,” “Master of None,” “High Maintenance,” “Elementary,” “Difficult People,” “Broad City.”

DAVID HARRIS (The Duke of Monroth). Aussie calling NYC home. Australia: Multiple award wins/nominations: Miss Saigon (Chris), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Tick), Wicked (Fiyero), Into the Woods (Baker), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Chess (Anatoly). USA: Next to Normal (Dan: Connecticut Critics nomination), Les Misérables (Valjean), Ragtime (Father), Rags (Bronfman), Anything Goes (Billy). International Concerts: Stephen Schwartz’s Defying Gravity; Boublil/Schönberg’s Do You Hear the People Sing? http://www.davidharrisofficial.com @DavidHarrisOz

LIBBY LLOYD (Nini) is thrilled to be here with you “chickens” at the Moulin Rouge! Favorite credits include the Original Broadway Cast of Diana (u/s Diana, swing). Off-Broadway: The Wrong Man (MCC). Regional: Tuacahn Amphitheater, MTWichita. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Gratitude to God, the Moulin Rouge! The Musical team, and bloc. All my love to Dallas and my family. Instagram: @libby.lloyd

GABE MARTÍNEZ (Santiago) is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and a longtime veteran of the cruise ship and wedding band circuits. Favorite credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Slank), In The Heights (Usnavi), Hair (Berger), Sister Act (Curtis), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfée). Much love to Em, Mom and Dad, to whom I owe everything, and to everyone at the Hell’s Kitchen Agency.

YVETTE GONZALEZ-NACER (Satine Alternate). Broadway: Hadestown. First National Tour: In the Heights; 3 Mo’ Divas. Stage: West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Much Ado About Nothing, Corridos Remix (Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead). Film:  Replica. TV: “Grease: Live” (FOX); “Madam Secretary;” “Criminal Minds;” “The Fresh Beat Band” (Imagen Award for Best Actress – 2x nominated). Her original music is available online and can be heard on various films & TV shows. Yvette dedicates her performance to her familia! @yvettenacer 

NICCI CLASPELL (Arabia/Ensemble). Tour: American Idiot First National (The Extraordinary Girl). Other favorites include: Chicago (Velma), Cabaret (Sally), Dogfight (Rose), The Last Five Years (Cathy alt.), Rent (Mimi), Postmodern Jukebox. AMDA LA graduate. Thanks and love to Aligned, Headline, and the Moulin Rouge team! @nclaspell

HARPER MILES (La Chocolat/Ensemble) is elated to be a part of the touring company of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. She was last seen in the hit Broadway revival Caroline, or Change (Radio 3) and on tour with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Lucille) in 2018. Harper would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support. Luke 1:37

ANDRES QUINTERO (Baby Doll/Ensemble). Originally from Caracas, Venezuela. Andres was most recently seen in the world premiere of A Crossing at Barrington Stage. Selected credits: Bat Out of Hell (New York City Center), Altar Boyz (National Tour), Fandango for Butterflies (La Mama NYC), “Law & Order: SVU.” Insta: @Andruquin21.

ADRIENNE BALDUCCI (Ensemble) is all joy at The Rouge. Recent credits: Eurydice at The Metropolitan Opera, “74th Annual Tony Awards,” A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago Shakespeare, The Music Man at Goodman Theatre, and A Chorus Line at Porchlight Music Theatre. IG: @a_dreamyy. Xo

ANDREW BREWER (Ensemble). Broadway/First National Tour: Beautiful: The Carol King Musical (Gerry/Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Nymph Errant, Cougar: the MusicalSex Tips … Man. Regional: South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Cinderella (Topher), Carrie (Billy). Love to Mom and Dad, The Mine.

JACK CAHILL-LEMME (Swing) is thrilled to be touring with Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Regional: Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, The Rev, Timber Lake Playhouse, Griffin Theatre. Endless thanks to his family, the creative and casting team, and Gray Talent. Love to Kody.

SAM J. CAHN (Ensemble). Broadway: Wicked (Chistery), Rocky (Rocky Marciano), Memphis, Aladdin. First National Tour: On Your Feet! Las Vegas: Celine Dion’s A New Day. TV: “World Music Awards” (Celine Dion), “Kennedy Center Honors” (Gloria Estefan). Film: Isn’t It Romantic, A Christmas Carol, Radio City’s 75th Christmas DVD. @samjcahn

DARIUS CRENSHAW (Ensemble). Broadway: The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera, Motown the Musical, Hello, Dolly! Opera: Un Ticket pour Broadway/Street Scene (Toulon Opera). Film: The Last Five Years. TV:Saturday Night Live,” “Rent: Live.” Dance: New York City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet.

ALEXANDER CRUZ (Ensemble) is excited to join the Moulin Rouge family!  Off Broadway: Evita (New York City Center). National Tours:  Paul in A Chorus Line; West Side Story. TV/Film: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” “SNL,” “The Get Down,” Vinyl.  Thanks to Bloc, Friends, Family, and all three nephews.

ALEXA DE BARR (Swing). Excited to join the underworld! Catch her in Disney’s Better Nate Than Ever spring 2022! Broadway: West Side Story revival. Tours: An American in ParisWest Side Story. Other: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Trip of Love, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Love to all my supportive gems!  @alexadebarr

TAMRIN GOLDBERG (Swing). National tour: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Select regional: Goodspeed Musicals, Broadway Sacramento, Barrington Stage, Alliance Theatre. Film: Breathing Free (associate movement director). 2017 NYIT Award for Outstanding Choreography. Barnard grad. Love to my incredible family!

ALEXIS HASBROUCK (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Credit: Cats (Royal Caribbean Productions). Middletown, NY native and Rider University graduate (BFA). Beyond grateful for this opportunity and support from family, friends, and teachers. IG: @anhasbrouck

JORDAN FIFE HUNT (Swing). Off-Broadway: Emojiland, Fiorello!, Where’s Charley?. National tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: Aladdin (The Muny), West Side Story (Guthrie Theatre), The Wiz (Broadway Sacramento). TV: “Search Party,” “The A-List,” “Todrick.” Film: SC7NARIO. BFA – Boston Conservatory at Berklee. @jordanfifehunt

JUSTIN KEATS (Swing). Broadway: Paramour, Escape to Margaritaville. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: The MUNY, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theater, Sac. Music Circus, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Walt Disney Entertainment and Norwegian Cruise Line. BFA Dance Performance-University of CA, Irvine. Love to parents Donna and Jacque and thanks to agent, Dave! @ForKeatsSake

TYLER LOGAN (Ensemble). Wow, so grateful to be on stage. Tours: CATS (Plato/Macavity, Tugger, Munkustrap) and Elf. Favorites: Riff in West Side Story (North Shore, Ordway, TBTS), Annie (Hollywood Bowl), and AMTD Company in Beijing. Huge thank you to my amazing family and friends! @tylerlogan31

TANISHA MOORE (Ensemble). BFA Music Theatre, Florida State University. Previous tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Flashdance. Featured Cast Recordings: Disney’s Freaky Friday, Emojiland. Off-Broadway. Certified Yoga Instructor (@FullOutFlows). Thank you to CESD, Mom, Dad, and Grandma! tanishamoore.com

BRAYDEN NEWBY (Ensemble). National Tour: Cats (Plato/Macavity). Regional: Ogunquit Playhouse, Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Other Credits: 2021 MET Gala, MTV VMA’s, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Saturday Night Live,” “RuPual’s Drag Race All Stars.” Gratitude to my family, Pepe, and CESD. @braybraynoob

KENT OVERSHOWN (Ensemble). It’s a dream realized to be a part of the Moulin Rouge! family. NY Theatre: Promenade (City Center Encores!). National Tours: The Book of Mormon (Jumamosi), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Memphis. Concert: Bernstein: Mass (Philadelphia Orchestra). Endless thanks to friends, fam, and HCKR.

AMY QUANBECK (Dance Captain, Swing). Excited to back on stage! MN native. UC Irvine. Broadway/National Tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (u/s Mrs. Bucket), The Cher Show, Wicked. TV/Film: Isn’t It Romantic, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Other Two.” Thanks to Jonathan, family, & CESD!

ADÉA MICHELLE SESSOMS (Ensemble). Credits: “10 Years Golden” (Santigold) “99 Cents” Tour (Santigold). National Tours: Wicked First and Second National Tours. Regional: North Shore Music Hall. TV/Film: “The Other Two” (HBO Go), “The Ellen Show.” BFA: The University of the Arts. Instagram @theadeamichelle

JENN STAFFORD (Ensemble). Born and raised in Canada.  Some credits include: Avatar 2 & 3, Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE, “Dear White People” (Netflix) and “A Week Away” (Netflix). Thank you to the creative/casting teams, Emagine Contents, MSA and my dear family. @jennyoui

DENZEL TSOPNANG (Principal Standby) ecstatically makes his National Tour debut with Moulin Rouge! Select credits: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (American Blues), Ragtime (Griffin Theatre), The Scottsboro Boys (MTI National Pilot), White Christmas (Theatre at the Center), Boys in the Band (Windy City Playhouse), Ghost (Peninsula Players) and Sister Act (Mercury Theater). Thank you to Gray Talent Group and my amazing friends and family!

TRAVIS WARD-OSBORNE (Swing) is over the moon to be reopening Broadway! Has been seen in Disney’s Aladdin (Swing), Holiday Inn (Featured Ensemble), and Miss Saigon (Featured Ensemble). Proud UMich alum. Go Blue! Impossible without Mom. For Peyton, always.

SHARROD WILLIAMS (Ensemble). Broadway: Hamilton (Chicago), CATS, Tuck Everlasting. Off-Bway: Grand Hotel (Encores!). Tours: A Chorus Line, Bring It On. Regional: Kennedy Center, TUTS, Muny, Asolo Rep. TV/Film: “Neighbors,” Better Nate Than Ever (Disney+), Happy, Yummy, Chicken. BFA: Montclair State University. Love you mom, dad, CESD, CDM. @SharrodSharrod7

JENNIFER WOLFE (Ensemble) is thrilled to join Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Recently seen in First National Tour of Summer (Dance Captain/Swing), Rock of Ages, Waitress #1 (u/s Sherrie), Dancer for Miley Cyrus and Todrick Hall. Endless gratitude to Casting, Creatives, ATB, and Robert. @jwolfe059

RICARDO ZAYAS (Ensemble). Honors Graduate of Fordham University. Dance: Ailey II, Shen Wei Dance Arts, LINES Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Pyer Moss show for Paris Couture Fashion Week. Named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Theater: Evita, Chess, Motown. Broadway: Head Over Heels and Hamilton. TV: “Saturday Night Live,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Halston,” and “Hawkeye.”  Film: Spielberg’s West Side Story.

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