MARCH 9, 2010
Goodspeed Musicals announced today the complete cast of "Annie Get Your Gun." Kevin Earley will play Frank Butler opposite Jenn Gambatese as Annie Oakley April 16-June 27 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.
Gambatese, of Broadway's "Tarzan and All Shook Up, was previously announced. Goodspeed producer Michael P. Price revealed the entire cast on March 9. Opening night is May 12.
Earley, who'll play the baritone show rival/love interest to Annie, appeared in Broadway's "A Tale of Two Cities", "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Les Misérables."
Buffalo Bill Cody will be played by David McDonald (Broadway's "Bye, Bye, Birdie"; "Mamma Mia!"; "Side Show"; and "Les Misérables"); Dolly Tate will be played by Rebecca Watson (Goodspeed's "1776" and "Me & My Girl"); Tommy Keeler will be played by Andrew Cao; Chelsea Morgan Stock (Broadway's "The Little Mermaid") will play Winnie Tate; yours truly will play Charlie Davenport; Michael Nichols (Broadway's "November" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") will play Chief Sitting Bull.
The ensemble will include Brandon Andrus, Sean Coughlin, Orville Mendoza, Pilar Millhollen, Bill Nabel, Con O'Shea-Creal, Natalie Ryder, Dorothy Stanley, Molly Tynes, Amos Wolff and Aaron Young. The swings will be Noah Aberlin, Hartleigh Buwick and Jake Poulios.
The creative team features choreographer Noah Racey, scenic designer Michael Schweikardt, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer John Lasiter, music director Michael O'Flaherty, assistant music director William J. Thomas and orchestrator Dan DeLange.
I go into rehearsal on March 16, and am very excited to be a part of this talented group!