Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, is pleased to announce full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin. The tour will launch in Schenectady, NY at Proctors, playing October 11-23, 2022.
The production will feature Adi Roy (Aladdin), Marcus M. Martin (Genie), Senzel Ahmady (Jasmine), Anand Nagraj (Jafar), Aaron Choi (Iago), Sorab Wadia (Sultan), Ben Chavez (Omar), Jake Letts (Babkak), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Dwelvan David (Standby Genie, Jafar & Sultan) and J. Andrew Speas (Standby Genie, Sultan & Babkak).
Rounding out the cast are Alyssa Anani, Carina R. Avila, Daniel Brackett, Victoria Byrd, Edward Cuellar, Cody Hernández, D. Jerome, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson, Tyler Johnson-Campion, Brandon J. Large, Melissa McCann, Angelina Mullins, Omar Nieves, Ryan Rodiño, Cameron Sirian, Taylor Mackenzie Smith and Asten Stewart.
Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records. The North American tour will be one of six replica productions around the world, joining those currently running on Broadway, in Tokyo, the Netherlands, Mexico City and Germany. Worldwide, Aladdin has welcomed more than 14 million people.
A previous North American tour of Casey Nicholaw’s Broadway production played 1,201 performances in 41 cities date to date, drawing more than 2.7 million people.
ADI ROY (Aladdin) is over the moon to be working on this show! He was most recently seen portraying Phoenix in the reopening cast of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. He wants to extend a special shoutout to his agents, teachers, friends, the cast, the crew, his family, and all the other wonderful people working on the show for their endless support. @adivroy_
MARCUS M. MARTIN (Genie). Regional Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), The Wiz (The Lion), Carousel (Enoch Snow), The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present). Proud 2020 graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program. Endless thanks to Mama, Vicky, my village, Lydia, my agents Dustin and Marc, and GOD! Follow the journey on Instagram @marcusm_330. For Bigmama.
SENZEL AHMADY (Jasmine) was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA and studies at NYU. Princess Jasmine is an absolute dream role of hers and she’d like to thank you for coming to see the show! She’d also like to thank Azim, Hazel, Jazmine and Manizha and the rest of her family and friends for always for being in her corner. @senzel.ahmady
ANAND NAGRAJ (Jafar). Chicago & Regional Theatre: Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, Chicago Children’s, Milwaukee Rep, Denver Center, Kansas City Rep, Great Lakes, Resident Ensemble Players, Chautauqua, and the Utah, Virginia, Ohio, Hudson Valley, Texas, Idaho, and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals. TV: “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” (NBC), “Proven Innocent” (FOX), “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS). Voice/motion capture for Tony the Tiger. Thanks to Stewart Talent, and love to Liz! www.anandnagraj.com
AARON CHOI (Iago). Regional credits: Honeymoon in Vegas (Marriott Theatre), A Christmas Story (Paramount Theatre), Spamalot (Short North Stage), Seusssical (Fulton Theatre), Wizard of Oz (The Muny). Other credits: Man of LaMancha (Sancho) & Peter Pan (Smee). Ohio raised, Chicago dweller. Thanks to Stewart Talent, friends & family for their support. @trueaaronchoi
SORAB WADIA (Sultan) from Bombay, India, has performed extensively as an actor, singer, conductor and pianist in plays, musicals, operas, oratorios, TV shows, and films over the last three decades all across North America, Europe and Asia. For a litany of credits please check out his website www.sorabwadia.com. Instagram @SorabWadia
BEN CHAVEZ (Omar) is excited to be back on the road with Aladdin after having traveled with the First National Tour! Off-Broadway: Marry Harry. Proud NYU Tisch graduate, award-winning songwriter, and piano man. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Walker, Robert, and all who believed. IG:@ben__chavez www.benchavezmusic.com
JAKE LETTS (Babkak). I am so honored to be a part of this show, and to bring this story to life! Thanks to my family, friends, and teachers who helped get me where I am today. @thejakeletts
COLT PRATTES (Kassim). Broadway/Tours: West Side Story, How to Succeed, A Chorus Line, Disney’s Aladdin. TV/Film: “This Close,” “Dirty Dancing” (Johnny Castle), “TRY” Music Video w/ P!NK. World Tours: The Truth About Love with P!NK. I met my wife Angelina Mullins on WSS and she + my two bears Missy & Mya are literally the best. Raaaaaar! @coltprattes