Le Muny today announced its full cast, design and production teams for the hugely popular Legally Blonde The Musical, running July 25-31, 2022.
“We’re ready for a big, big, pink night of wit and fun,” said art director and executive producer Muny. Mike Isaacson. “This amazing crew and cast promise to create a production that will have us all saying ‘ohmigod!'”
Joining the previously announced main cast of Kyla Stone (Elle Woods), Fergie L. Phillipe (Emmett Forrest), Patti Murine (Paulette), Sean Allan Krill (Professor Callahan), Hayley Podschun (Brooke Wyndham) Kelsey Anne Brown (Margot), Gabi Campo (Serena), Kerri George (Enid), Khailah Johnson (Pilar) and Dan Tracy (Warner Huntington III) are Olivia Kaufman (Vivienne Kensington) Mackenzie Bell (Waiting for Paulette and Brooke Wyndham), Gregory Lee Rodriguez (Waiting for Emmett Forrest) and Dave Schoonover (Waiting for Professor Callahan).
To complete the company, Andrés Acosta, Angela Birchett, Veronica Sofia Burt, Shea CoffmanTaylor Marie Daniel, Abigail Isom, sydney jonesEmily Madigan, UJ Mangune, Alora Tonielle Martinez, Adelina Mitchell, Natalia Nieves-Melchor, Ben NordstromLiam Pearce, Gabriel Reyes, matt riveraCristina Sastre, Rochelle Scudder, Christopher De’Shawn Tipps, Julien Valme and Ricky and Myrtle as Bruiser and Rufus. The company will also be joined by the youth ensemble Muny Teen.
As previously announced, Legally Blonde The Musical is directed by Maggie Burrows, choreographed by Guillaume Carlos Angulowith associate choreographer Shanita Talmor, assistant choreographer UJ Mangune and the musical direction of Lon Hoyt.
The design team leading this production includes the stage design of Tim Mackabeecostume design by Leon Dobkowskilight design by Rob Dentonsound design by Jean Chills and David Patridgevideo design by Hannah Tran, wig design by Liz Printz, animals by Guillaume Berloni and production manager Matthew Lacey.
KYLA STONE (Elle Woods) is thrilled to make her Muny debut as little Miss Elle Woods! You may have seen her on tour as the first African American Anya in Anastasia or at the Hangar Theater as Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Kyla graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Theater Performance and majored in Women’s Studies (Go Panthers!). Other favorite credits include 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman) and The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen).
Fergie L.Philippe (Emmett Forrest) is thrilled to return to The Muny! Muny: Jesus Christ Superstar. Fergie currently stars as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton on Broadway. Other credits include Hamilton (Mulligan/Madison, National Tour), Twelfth Night (Orsino, Arkansas Shakespeare), Violet (Flick, Heritage Theater Festival), Parade (Jim Conley, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse) and Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker, PlayMakers Directory).
Patti Murine (Paulette) is thrilled to return to The Muny, where she appeared in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Chicago (Roxie) and Holiday Inn (Linda Mason). She is best known for originating the role of Princess Anna in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway. Other Broadway/National Tour credits include lead character Lysistrata Jones, flying across the country in a bubble as Glinda in Wicked and roller-skating up Broadway in Xanadu (Euterpe). Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons), Lady Be Good! (Again downtown New York!). Almost Broadway: Nerds (Sally). TV: Hallmark Channel films Love on Iceland, Holiday For Heroes and To Catch A Spy, and recurring roles on Chicago Med and Royal Pains.
Sean Allan Krill (Professor Callahan) Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (2020 Tony Nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Honeymoon in Vegas, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire and The Brother/Sister Plays (The public theater), A Civil War Christmas (New York Theater Workshop), Hit the Wall (Barrow Street). Regional: Reason and Sensitivity (The old globeCraig Noel Award), Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse), The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf), Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Visits: resolutely modern Millie, Mamma Mia! TV: Dopesick, Godfather of Harlem, Search Party, Dr. Death, Mr. Robot, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods. Movie: Intermediate.
Hayley Podschun (Brooke Wyndham) loves The Muny! Muny’s previous credits: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Hayley), Gypsy (Dainty June), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Standby for Milly). Broadway: Wicked (Glinda, National Tour), Hello, Dolly! ; Something rotten, Chaplin (Mildred Harris), Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, The Sound of Music. Film/TV: Hairspray (Tammy), Fleishman Is in Trouble (FX on Hulu), The Blacklist (NBC), Louie (FX). Regional Favorites: Catch Me If You Can (Brenda, arena scene), Kinky Boots (Lauren, Sacramento Music Circus), Holiday Inn (Linda Mason, Paper Mill), Legally Blonde (Elle, Arvada Center), Peter Pan (Peter, Artpark), Royal Family of Broadway (Gwen, Barrington Stage) and more. Hayley is also a guest host on QVC for Zodiac Shoes.
Kelsey Anne Brown (Margot) is thrilled to make her Muny debut in Legally Blonde! She was recently seen in the world premiere of Freedom Rider (Joan, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Crossroads Theatre), Once (Girl, Beck Center for the Arts), The Sound of Music (Liesl, Northern Stage) and Mamma Mia! (u/s Sophie, Ensemble, Idaho Shakespeare Festival/Great Lakes Theater). BM in Musical Theater from Baldwin Wallace University.
Gabi Campo (Serena) hails from Los Angeles and is thrilled to make her Muny debut! Broadway: Beetlejuice (Miss Argentina), The Prom (with Emma and Alyssa), West Side Story (Consuelo, with Anita). Television: Billions, FBI: Most Wanted; Aids. Regional: In the Heights (Virginia Repertory), Evita (Bay Street Theatre). BFA, Pace University.
Kerri George (Enid) is thrilled to debut Muny in Legally Blonde! They have already been seen in The Neon Coven Oscar at The Crown (Constance Wilde).
KHAILAH JOHNSON (Pilar) recently starred on the CW series 4400 (Ladonna). Khailah is thrilled to return to The Muny after playing Rusty in Footloose in 2019. Other credits include The Colored Museum (Crossroads Theatre) and Broadway Princess Party (Tiana). She comes from a family with musical accents and was immersed very early in the world of theatre. Khailah graduated in 2021 from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dan Tracy (Warner Huntington III) Muny’s debut! Broadway: Waitress. National tours: Kinky Boots (Harry), American Idiot (Tunny) and Jack O’Brien’s The Sound of Music (Rolf). Select Regional: World Premiere of Gun & Powder (Signature Theatre). Television: Mrs. America (FX), One Bad Choice (MTV). Dan will be recurring in the upcoming FX miniseries, Class of ’09, featured on new Netflix show, The Watcher, and recently wrapped production on a pilot for HBO Max co-written by JJ Abrams. When Dan is not acting, he works as a director and editor with his production company, Pinecrest Creative. BFA, University of Michigan.
Mackenzie Bell (Waiting for Paulette and Brooke Wyndham) My God guys, Mackenzie is so excited to be back at the Muny. She appeared earlier this season in Chicago (Mona, u/s Velma) and in A Chorus Line (Val) in 2017. Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Original Broadway Cast), Sunset Boulevard (Original Revival Cast), Pippin (Player, u/s Catherine, Fastrada, Bertha). First national tours: Jersey Boys (Lorraine), Flashdance. TV: Inventing Anna (Netflix), Fosse/Verdon (FX Network), performances on The Tonight Show Starring jimmy fallon, The Today Show and the Tony Awards. Other Favorite Credits: Rent (Maureen, Casa Mañana), Chasing Rainbows (Gale SondergaardPaper Mill Playhouse), Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Savana, Dallas Theater Center), The Wanderer (Paper Mill Playhouse), Carrie (original off-Broadway Revival cast). She holds a BFA from Elon University.
GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ
GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ (Waiting for Emmett Forrest) A Boricua from the Bronx, he’s thrilled to be joining this iconic show and venue this season! Theatre: Working (lead role, Meadow Brook Theatre), Austen’s Pride (Charles Bingley, The 5th Avenue), Flamingo Kid (Marvin, Ensemble, Hartford Stage).
Dave Schoonover (Waiting for Professor Callahan) Muny: Pirates! National tours: Love Never Dies (u/s Phantom, Raoul, Gangle), White Christmas (Ralph Sheldrake, u/s Bob Wallace), Young Frankenstein (u/s Dr. Frankenstein), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger). Off-Broadway/NYC: Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall), Love Life (NY City Center Encores!), The Fantasticks (El Gallo Standby). Regional: Ever After (The Alliance), Harmony (The Ahmanson, The Alliance), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Paper Mill Playhouse), Pirates! (Huntington Theater Company), A Sign of the Times (Goodspeed, Delaware Theater Company), Annie (Rooster, TUTS), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Parade (Governor Slaton, Merry-Go-Round), The Music Man (Harold Hill, Forestburgh Playhouse), White Christmas (Bob Wallace, Westchester Broadway), Young Frankenstein (Dr Frankenstein, Ogunquit Playhouse), The Toxic Avenger (Toxie, The Hippodrome Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin, Arrow Rock High School ). BFA UWSP.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
“Omigod You Guys”, returns Elle Woods! Based on the hit film, Legally Blonde The Musical follows Elle Woods’ transformation from sorority sister to Harvard law graduate. Her journey of determination, self-discovery and the search for true love receives her first Muny production in 11 years. Complete with a chihuahua, a bulldog and a UPS guy, The Muny is ready to “Bend and Snap” for a good time!
Muny’s 2022 season includes Chicago (June 13-19), Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot (June 22-28), Disney’s Mary Poppins and Cameron Macintosh (July 5-13), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ( July 16-22), Legally Blonde, The Musical (July 25-31), The Color Purple (August 3-9), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (August 12-18).
Tickets for the unique show are on sale now. Muny gift cards for the 104th season are now available online and at the Muny Box Office. For more information, visit muny.org or dial (314) 361-1900.