The producers of Mrs. Doubtfire, the smash hit musical comedy currently playing to sold out houses in London’s West End, are thrilled to announce the full cast for the North American Tour launching next month.
The critically-acclaimed production features beloved, Tony-nominated Broadway leading man Rob McClure, reprising his “exhilarating, star-making performance” (The Telegraph) as Daniel Hillard/Euphegenia Doubtfire (everybody’s favorite Scottish nanny). McClure is joined by renowned actress and real-life wife, Maggie Lakis as Miranda Hillard.
Joining McClure and Lakis are Giselle Gutierrez as Lydia Hillard, Aaron Kaburick as Frank Hillard, Nik Alexander as Andre Mayem, Leo Roberts as Stuart Dunmire, Romelda Teron Benjamin as Wanda Sellner, Cody Sawyer Braverman and Axel Bernard Rimmele as Christopher Hillard, and Emerson Mae Chan and Kennedy Alexandra Pitney as Natalie Hillard.
The cast also includes David Hibbard, Alex Branton, Jonathan Hoover, Sheila Jones, Julie Kavanagh, Jodi Kimura, Marquez Linder, Alex Ringler, Bianca Rivera-Irions, Lannie Rubio, Neil Starkenberg, Joey Stone, Gina Ward, Lauryn Withnell, and Julia Yameen.
Along with Rob McClure, Aaron Kaburick, David Hibbard, and Jodi Kimura were also members of the Broadway company.
The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire will launch at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. The full list of cities can be found at www.DoubtfireBroadway.com.
Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now – one that proves we’re better together.
ROB McCLURE (Daniel Hillard). Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominations), Chaplin (Tony, Drama League, Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards), Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon In Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport, and Avenue Q, as well as Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce at Encores!. Off- Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. Regional: Spamalot at The Kennedy Center, and productions at The MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Arden, Cleveland Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street, Delaware Theatre Co., Flat Rock Playhouse, The McCarter, and La Jolla Playhouse. His acclaimed solo concert, Smile, has been performed on stages all over the world. Film: Recursion (Best Actor at The Queen’s World and Williamsburg film festivals.) TV: PBS Great Performances 50th Anniversary Concert, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Julia, New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods, Servant, Evil, The Bite, Person Of Interest, Elementary, and The Good Fight. Despite divorcing her 8 times a week on stage, he is proudly and happily married to Leading Lady, Maggie Lakis. For their daughter, Sadie.
MAGGIE LAKIS (Miranda Hillard). Credits include Bea in Something Rotten! (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (1st National Tour and Off-Broadway at New World Stages), Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas (New Victory) and John Doyle’s re-imagined Allegro (Classic Stage Company). Regional: Clybourne Park and Sunday in the Park with George (Arden Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play (Bucks County Playhouse), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and Into the Woods (The Muny). Thanks to everyone at The Mine.
GISELLE GUTIERREZ (Lydia Hillard) is a singer/songwriter from Plant City, Florida. Giselle is currently a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major at the University of Central Florida. She is thrilled to make her professional debut with such an accomplished and talented company. Instagram @_gisellegutierrez_
AARON KABURICK (Frank Hillard) Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Something Rotten!, Hello, Dolly!, Motown, Sister Act, Billy Elliot. National Tours: The Full Monty, Annie, and Billy Elliot. Regional: St. Louis Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre Wichita. TV: “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Girls5eva.” Hometown: Carlinville, IL. Boston University Alum. @aaronkab
NIK ALEXANDER (Andre Mayem) is overjoyed to be joining this wonderful company. Broadway/National Tour credits include: Ain’t No’ Mo, Motown the Musical, Hamilton, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Jesus Christ Superstar and Dreamgirls. Music singles “Too Good to be True”, “Take Me Back” and ” Not the Enemy” available on all streaming platforms. @nikalexander90
LEO ROBERTS (Stuart Dunmire) West End leading man and British baritone. Currently based in New York City, he continues to amaze audiences with his 2023 show Baritone on Broadway. Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Beast), Universal Pictures Les Misérables, Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Showboat (Steve Baker), West Side Story, Carousel, Oklahoma, An American Eclipse.
ROMELDA TERON BENJAMIN (Wanda Sellner) Broadway: Brooklyn The Musical. Off-Broadway: Sistas The Musical, The Secret Life of Bees, Bare A Pop Opera (Original Sister Chantelle) Tour: Smokey Joe’s Café. Select Regional: Gypsy (Mazeppa), Catch Me If You Can (Pre BWay), Chicago. Film/TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Last Week Tonight: John Oliver Show.” Blessed! Love You Mommy, Family, Circle, & WAM! @theromeldateronbenjamin
AXEL BERNARD RIMMELE (Christopher Hillard) National tour debut! Regional: True North: A Magical New Holiday Musical (Orlando Family Stage); The Secret Garden (Central Florida Vocal Arts); Oliver! (Theatre at St. Lukes). Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Anna, family & friends for their encouragement and support! Special thanks to coaches, Telsey, and Barry Kolker. For “Pop,” William Ernest Nessler, III.
EMERSON MAE CHAN (Natalie Hillard) is honored to be making her national tour debut. Previous credits: The Sound of Music (Gretl), Paramount Theatre and Children of Eden, Broadway in Chicago. Emmy is an avid Squishmallow collector, enjoys crafting and just being a kid! Thanks to her friends, family, Gray Talent Group & The Telsey Office! IG: @emerson.mae.c
CODY SAWYER BRAVERMAN (Christopher Hillard) National Tour debut! Broadway: Leopoldstadt (Young Leo). Regional: Sound of Music (Kurt), Paper Mill Playhouse and A Walk on the Moon (Danny), George Street Playhouse. Film/TV: “Sesame Street,” “The Harbinger.” VO: “Cocomelon” (JJ). Thanks to Bercy Talent, Zuri Agency, incredible coaches and the best friends and family. Endlessly dreaming. @codybraverman
KENNEDY ALEXANDRA PITNEY (Natalie Hillard). Broadway: The Music Man (Gracie Shinn). Regional dance: The Nutcracker Spectacular. Petite Miss Starpower. Mini Dancer of the Year Finalist. Grateful for Kim Pedell, CESD, Telsey+Co, creative/production teams, Ruobing Zhang, Matthew James Thomas, and Rock City Dance Center. Love to Dad, Mom, London, Emory, Grammy, Papa, Nini, JR, Jay! @kennedy_pitney
DAVID HIBBARD (Mr. Jolly/Judge) Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, CATS (Tugger for 2,197 performances), Once Upon A Mattress (Jester), A Class Act (Bobby/Michael Bennett), Spamalot (Patsy), Billy Elliot, Elf (Matthews), Something Rotten! (Francis Flute, U/S Nick); Lotsa regional theatre, television/radio commercials, documentary narrations. Faculty Molloy College/CAP21. Graduate of The Ohio State University, Music Education degree. Maggie Thatcher ROCKS!
ALEX BRANTON (Ensemble) is delighted to be touring with a story so meaningful. Thanks Jimmy and creatives for making this millennial’s dream a reality. CMU graduate. “The only weapon we have is the comedy.” – Robin Williams @alex_branton
JONATHAN HOOVER (Ensemble) has been seen on stages across the United States and the world, as well as your television. But most importantly, if you enjoyed today’s show, please consider donating to the ACLU’s Drag Defense Fund at https://action.aclu.org/give/support-drag-defense-fund.
ALEX RINGLER (Ensemble) Thanks for coming to see the show! Love to Philip! More info: alexringler.com, Insta: @alexringler, TikTok: @alexringler0
NEIL STARKENBERG (Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain) Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Pepper, u/s Sky). Tour: Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan. TV: “Instinct,” “HIMYM.” Regional: BAZ, Mary Poppins, Footloose, Tarzan. Love to “The Fam,” Natalie, Doubtfire team & Bradley. @njstarkenberg
MARQUEZ LINDER (Ensemble) is grateful to be on the road again in his 2nd National Tour. Past credits: 1st National Tour of Tootsie: The Musical, Beautiful at Theater by the Sea, Evita at Gateway Playhouse. @marquezlinderart @knittherainbowinc
JODI KIMURA (Ensemble) Maui native, LA-based. Broadway: Mrs Doubtfire (Janet Lundy). US & UK National Tours: South Pacific (Bloody Mary). Helen Hayes nominee. LA Ovation nominee. Love to my family, friends & Amber-Sky Skipps, jodikimura.com
LANNIE RUBIO (Ensemble) Originally from Miami, FL. Credits include Off-Broadway: ¡Americano!. Regional: Honky Tonk Angels (Darlene), Chicago (Roxie). TV: “Asi Se Baila” (Telemundo). Beyond grateful to God, mi familia, and Daniel Hoff Agency! @therealannierubio
JULIE KAVANAGH (Ensemble, Dance Captain) National Tours: Hello, Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Old Globe, MUNY, Maltz Jupiter, Bucks County, Theatre Aspen. CCM Grad! Love to DGRW, Mom, Dad, & Bryan! @julzkavs
JULIA YAMEEN (Ensemble) is ECSTATIC to be joining the company of Mrs. Doubtfire! She was most recently seen in RENT (MUNY). Sending endless love to her family, friends, HH, cast and creatives! ig: @juliayameen
LAURYN WITHNELL (Ensemble) B.F.A. Boston Conservatory. Credits: West Side Story, Matilda, Pippin, Cabaret, and performing across Canada with her family band. Much love and gratitude to Hudson Artists Agency, Telsey, and my wonderful friends and family! www.laurynwithnell.com
SHEILA JONES (Ensemble) Happy to be here. Credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (50th Anniversary Tour), Oklahoma! (Denver Center), Cinderella (Geva Theatre), Legally Blonde (Norwegian Cruise). Talk to me about your intimacy doula needs. @jo.sheila
GINA WARD (Swing) would like to thank Brian Herrick at HKA, Jimmy Larkin, the entire Doubtfire team, Sarah Brown, her mom, dad, & incredible sister. She is beyond grateful.
BIANCA RIVERA-IRIONS (Swing) National Tour: Pretty Woman. Regional: West Side Story (Anita), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. BFA, Boston Conservatory. Thank you to my friends, family, BLOC, Telsey, and Doubtfire team! Los amo a todos.
JOEY STONE (Swing) Credits include MOTOWN: the Musical (Broadway, Tour), What to Send Up When It Goes Down (Congo Square and Lookingglass Theatre). Movement Director of Chlorine Sky (World Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre). @atjoeystone
In addition to director Jerry Zaks, the new musical comedy features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! The creative team is rounded out by Choreographer Lorin Latarro; Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator Ethan Popp; Scenic Designer David Korins; Costume Designer Catherine Zuber; Lighting Designer, Philip S. Rosenberg; Sound Design by Brian Ronan and Craig Cassidy; Hair & Wig Designer David Brian Brown; and Casting by The Telsey Office (Craig Burns, CSA).
Mrs. Doubtfire is produced by Kevin McCollum in association with Work Light Productions, the Executive Producer and General Manager for the tour.
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