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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Welcomes New Cast Members

The cast of the North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The North American Tour of the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will welcome new cast members starting in September.

Beginning Wednesday, September 27 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, the production will now include Gabrielle McClinton as Satine, Christian Douglas as Christian, Robert Petkoff as Harold Zidler, Sarah Bowden as Nini and Danny Burgos as Santiago.

They join Nick Rashad Burroughs as Toulouse-Lautrec and Andrew Brewer as The Duke of Monroth. The cast includes Nicci ClaspellMax HeitmannHarper MilesSam J. CahnJada Simone ClarkDarius CrenshawMark DoyleTyler EisenreichJimena Flores SanchezTommy GedrichTamrin GoldbergE.J. HamiltonCameron HobbsJordan Fife HuntNathaniel HuntMelissa Hunter McCannChloe Rae KehmKamal LadoTyler John LoganTanisha MoorePepe MuñozKenneth Michael MurrayBrayden NewbyElyse NiedereeKent OvershownArianna RosarioStefanie Renee SalyersAdéa Michelle SessomsPreston TaylorHalli TolandDenzel Tsopnang and Shaun-Avery Williams.


Gabrielle McClinton originated the role of Angelina Baker in Paradise Square on Broadway. She has also starred as the Leading Player in Pippin after playing the role on Broadway, the First National Tour and in Australia. Her Broadway credits include Paradise Square, Chicago and Pippin, and her National Tour credits include Pippin and American Idiot. Gabrielle will appear in the upcoming film A Ramble Towards Rain. Some of her additional television and film credits include “Evil,” “The Mentalist,” 86’DWon’t Back Down and Fun Size. She has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

Christian Douglas is thrilled to be stepping into the role of Christian. He was last seen playing Tony in West Side Story at the Muny. Before joining the cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Christian made his New York City debut as Charlie Price in the Off-Broadway revival of Kinky Boots. Other credits include the national tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical as well as regional productions of Songs for a New World at The Gateway, Newsies at Arena Stage and Gun & Powder at Signature Theatre.

Robert Petkoff has appeared in Ragtime, All The WayAnything Goes, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof and Epic Proportions on Broadway. His National Tour credits include Fun Home, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tantalus and Spamalot. On the West End, Robert appeared in The Royal Family with Judi Dench and Emily Blunt.  His film and television credits include “Elementary,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Robert is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

Sarah Bowden is excited to be joining the Moulin Rouge! The Musical tour and stepping into the role of Nini, after a wonderful run in the ensemble of the Broadway company. Her other career highlights include Cassie in A Chorus Line at The Hollywood Bowl/PCLO, Roxie in Chicago at The Muny and Velma at Maltz Jupiter. Internationally, Sarah starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Danny Burgos appeared in On Your Feet! both on Broadway and in the First National Tour.  When he isn’t on stage, Danny is a registered nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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.

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