In this singular and exciting new work, the wrong man meets the wrong woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set in Reno, Nevada, The Wrong Man tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, framed for a murder he didn’t commit, told through poetic lyrics and haunting melodies.
The World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan (book, music, lyrics), began on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 with an official opening night on Wednesday, October 9, 219 in The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.
The Wrong Man at MCC Theater starred Joshua Henry, Ciara Renée, and Ryan Vasquez, joined by Anoop Desai, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Malik Kitchen, Libby Lloyd, Amber Pickens, Kyle Robinson, Debbie Christine Tjong, and Julius Williams.
The creative team for The Wrong Man included direction by Thomas Kail, music supervision, vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Travis Wall, scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and Kristin Isola, lighting design by Betsy Adams, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and make-up design by Tommy Kurzman, music direction by Taylor Peckham, and casting by Telsey + Company. The Production Stage Manager was Jason Pacella.
The production received nine 2020 Drama Desk Award nominations, including for Outstanding Musical, and received four 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award honors for Outstanding New Score (Ross Golan), Outstanding Choreographer (Travis Wall), Outstanding Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire), and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Joshua Henry).