‘Pretty Woman’ Cast Announced for North American Tour

The producers of Pretty Woman: The Musical have announce the full route and cast for the North American Tour.

Leading the tour as Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis are Ellie Baker and Chase Wolfe. Joining them are Rae Davenport as Kit De Luca, Adam Du Plessis as Happy Man/Mr. Thompson, and Liam Searcy as Philip Stuckey.

Rounding out the company in alphabetical order are Matthew Blum, Brianna Clark, Kerry D’Jovanni, Vincent DiPeri, Lauren Esser, Charlie Fusari, Steven Gagliano, Justin Glass, Christian Maxwell Henry, Alexandra Kinsley, Joshua Kring, Bethany McDonald, Robert Miller, Hank Santos, Taylor M. Sheppard, Devyn Trondson, Elana Valastro, Sarah Wang, and Channing Weir.

The North American Tour will launch this September in Utica, NY at The Stanley Theatre before continuing on to play 40+ cities across North America. The full tour route can be found at PrettyWomanTheMusical.com.

Music Director Shane Ffrench leads a band that includes Mary Grace Ellerbee (keyboards), Nick Greathouse (guitar), Matt Wolfe (guitar), Evan Zegiel (bass) and Joel Anderson (drums).

Based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway, with direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award®-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), original music and lyrics by Grammy®-winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.

Pretty Woman: The Musical has original scenic design by David Rockwell, tour scenic design by Christine Peters, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, makeup design by Fiona Mifsud, and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.

Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired the iconic movie. Pretty Woman the film (produced by Arnon Milchan – New Regency Productions) was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990.

Pretty Woman: The Musical is produced on tour by Crossroads Live North America and is booked by The Booking Group.


ELLIE BAKER (Vivian Ward) graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Musical Theatre and is represented by About Artists Agency. TV Credits: Neleah in Bull (“Better Angels”). She wants to thank her amazing parents, her family, and her wonderful boyfriend for always supporting her. SO much love to Conner, Will, Joe, and Ana – my home! @theelliebaker

CHASE WOLFE (Edward Lewis) is excited to be a part of the Pretty Woman team! Off-Broadway: Xena: Warrior Musical (Kako) Other: Norwegian Cruiseline 1.0 Footloose (Cowboy Bob & Ren/Chuck u/s), Allerlierauh the Musical, and Time Stops. More at www.chasethewolfe.com IG: @chasethewolfe

RAE DAVENPORT (Kit De Luca) Born and raised in Detroit MI, Rae was most recently seen as Aragon in SIX (NCL). Pretty Woman marks her first National Tour. Endless thanks goes to her loving family, and the village that brought her to this stage.

ADAM DU PLESSIS (Happy Man) Originally from South Africa, Pretty Woman is Adam’s 4th US national tour. Career highlights include Bridges of Madison County, The Last 5 Years, CATS, Tootsie, and the international tours of The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You and Kinky Boots. For Kleintjie. @adamduples

LIAM SEARCY (Philip Stuckey) is an actor/composer in New York City. Credits include Victor in the film “Harriet”, Tom Watson in Parade, and Kenickie in Grease. He is also an awarded composer with original works on Spotify and YouTube.

MATTHEW BLUM (Ensemble) Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Matthew has been in NYC for the past 7 years. Tours: The Wizard of Oz. Regional: The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages, A Christmas Story, An American in Paris. Thanks to his parents for being incredibly supportive and to Brian at HKA for being great! @matthewsblum!

BRIANNA CLARK (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Favorite Credits include Tales from Margaritaville, The Producers, Eve in Children of Eden. Graduated from CSUF with a BFA in musical theater. She sends love to her family and friends. Hi Mom and Dad! @breeehapppy

KERRY D’JOVANNI (Ensemble/David Morse) (he/him/Beyonce) excited to be touring with Pretty Woman. “Thanks to my mom, family, and my chosen family for the love and support. Coming up, the premiere of my original play “The H Word.” Credits: Kinky Boots, Celebrity, MSC & Holland America Cruise lines, Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

VINCENT DIPERI (Ensemble) Recent: Nick Bottom- Something Rotten (Park Playhouse), Oliver Hix- Music Man (Fireside Theatre).  Favorite credits: The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse), Tangled (Disney Cruise Line), How the Grinch Stole X-Mas (National Tour).  Love to my husband Carl! @VincentDiPeri www.VincentDiPeri.com

LAUREN ESSER (Ensemble) First national tour! Philly native and Temple University BFA Musical Theater alum. Select regional: Cinderella at The Walnut Street Theater (Ella u/s), Bristol Riverside Theater, and Media Theater. Thank you, family, friends, PW team & Stacy at YOU. laurenesser.com

CHARLIE FUSARI (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Credits: Jersey Boys (Dodgers Theatricals), Kinky Boots (Engeman Theater). Thanks to the FabFive, Shaun, Henley, Brody, RSO+AT, CJ, JW+AP, Holes, Ally Taylor, Michael Rodriguez and everyone else that has supported me along the way. @charliefusari

STEVEN GAGLIANO (Ensemble/Alfredo) National Tour Debut! NY Credits include: Funny Face. Regional:  Fulton Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Gateway Playhouse, John W. Engeman Theater, Argyle Theater, and Surflight Theater. TV/Film: “American Horror Story”. Many thanks Brian at HKA, James Pearson, family, and friends for their love and support. @stevengagliano

JUSTIN GLASS (Swing) is excited to be partying it up in Hollywood! National tours include: Waitress (Ensemble), Elf the Musical (Ensemble). Off-broadway: Bright & Brave: a new musical. Other favorite credits: Rock of Ages, Newsies (Davey), The Fantasticks (Matt),  Grease (Roger), Spamalot (Sir Robin). A proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to the Pretty Woman team for putting their trust in me. All the love to my friends, family, and Mom! @justin_glass

CHRISTIAN MAXWELL HENRY (Ensemble) (he/they) National tour debut! Credits: Zodiac in The Interrobangers (Roundabout Theatre Company), Franz in Rock of Ages (Engeman Theatre). Thank you to my family; y’all are why I do what I do. Black Queer Lives Matter. IG: @Christianhenry100. 

ALEXANDRA KINSLEY (Ensemble) Big! Huge! National tour debut! Alexandra is a recent graduate of Point Park University MT ’23 with a minor in dance. She’s especially thankful for her amazing family, friends, mentors, and the Pretty Woman team for making this possible! @alexkinsleyy

JOSHUA KRING (Guilio/Ensemble) National Tour Debut! CRUISE LINE: Disney Cruise Line (Peter Pan) REGIONAL: The Prom (Axelrod), Show Boat (Glimmerglass Opera Festival), The Ghost of Versailles (Royal Opera of Versailles). BFA Syracuse University. Endless gratitude and love for my family and Penny! www.joshuakring.com IG: jashd11

BETHANY MCDONALD (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Bethany is a British performer who moved to NYC to originate the lead role in Mike & Mindy’s Wild Weekend Jam (Off-Broadway). Credits: Brilliance (Frances Farmer/Originated Role Off-Broadway), SIX The Musical (NCL). Thanks to God, family, Bobbie & the Pretty Woman Team! @bethanymcdonaldactor

ROBERT MILLER (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain) Touring Credentials: Tootsie (Swing, Asst. Dance Capt.). Thank you, friends and family, for your undying support. Love yinz! Check out more on my website: robertbpmiller.com

HANK SANTOS (Ensemble) so excited to be a part of PW. Credits: Cats (Rum Tum Tugger, North American Tour), A Chorus Line (Zach, Japan tour), The Spongebob Squarepants Musical (Electric Skate, 1st national tour). Thanks to his family, friends, Crossroads Live, and MTA for their endless support. @hanksantos

TAYLOR M. SHEPPARD (Scarlett/Ensemble) excited to be making her tour debut in a show that is based on her mom’s favorite movie. Regional: 42nd Street, Footloose, The Sound of Music. B.F.A Shenandoah Conservatory Class of ’23. Thanks to her parents, family, and friends for their loving support. @taylor.m.sheppard. taylormsheppard.com

DEVYN TRONDSON (Ensemble) Kansas City native (go Chiefs!!) & recent graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory ‘23. Devyn is so excited to be making her National Tour debut! All the love to her family and friends, she is endlessly thankful for your support. Enjoy!! @devyntrondson

ELANA VALASTRO (Dance Captain/ Swing) Thrilled to be touring with Pretty Woman! National Tour: CATS. Select regional credits: New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, Saint Michael’s Playhouse. Oceania Marina Cruise. Cornell University. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Laura, friends, and my Vermont home. @elanavalastro, elanavalastro.com

SARAH WANG (Ensemble/ Violetta) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut! She recently graduated from Boston University and is also a proud Texan girl. Endless thanks to the whole team, pearson casting and her loved ones for making this dream possible! IG – @_sarahwangg

CHANNING WEIR (Swing) is honored to be making her national tour debut as a member of Swing Nation! Recent Credits: SIX (NCL Breakaway Alternate Boleyn, Cleves, Howard, Dance Captain), Footloose (The Rev). Love and gratitude to my family, friends, PMA Team, and Javi. Instagram: @channingweir

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