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New York, NY (January 30, 2023) – Today, producers Seaview and Ambassador Theatre Group announced complete casting as rehearsals begin today for the new Broadway production of Parade starring Tony Award® winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden, with book by two-time Tony Award winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Academy Award® winner Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by 21-time Tony Award-winning legend Harold Prince.

Platt and Diamond will lead a 33-person cast that features Alex Joseph Grayson as ‘Jim Conley,’ Tony Award nominee Sean Allan Krill as ‘Governor Slaton,’ Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin as ‘Old Soldier/Judge Roan,’ and Paul Alexander Nolan as ‘Hugh Dorsey.’ They will be joined by Jay Armstrong Johnson as ‘Britt Craig,’ Kelli Barrett as ‘Mrs. Phagan,’ Courtnee Carter as ‘Angela,’ Eddie Cooper as ‘Newt Lee,’ Erin Rose Doyle as ‘Mary Phagan,’ Tony Award nominee Manoel Felciano as ‘Tom Watson,’ Danielle Lee Greaves as ‘Minnie McKnight,’ Douglas Lyons as ‘Riley,’ and Jake Pedersen as ‘Frankie Epps.’

The cast is completed by Florrie Bagel as ‘Nurse,’ Stacie Bono as ‘Sally Slaton,’ Max Chernin as ‘Mr. Turner,’ Emily Rose DeMartino as ‘Essie & Others,’ Christopher Gurr as ‘Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy,’ Beth Kirkpatrick as ‘Nina Formby,’ Ashlyn Maddox as ‘Monteen & Others,’ Sophia Manicone as ‘Iola Stover,’ William Michals as ‘Detective Starnes,’ Jackson Teeley as ‘Officer Ivey,’ and Charlie Webb as ‘Young Soldier.’

The swings for Parade will be Harry Bouvy, Tanner Callicutt, Bailee Endebrock, Caroline Fairweather, Prentiss E. Mouton, and Aurelia Williams. Ryan Vona will be the standby for Leo Frank.

Parade will play Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) with previews starting Tuesday, February 21 ahead of a Thursday, March 16 official opening night. This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, August 6 only. Tickets for the highly anticipated production are on sale via www.paradebroadway.comwww.telecharge.com, or by calling 800 447 7400. The box office of the Jacobs Theatre will open on Friday, February 3.

Leo and Lucille Frank (Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond) are a newlywed Jewish couple struggling to make a life in the old red hills of Georgia. When Leo is accused of an unspeakable crime, it propels them into an unimaginable test of faith, humanity, justice, and devotion. Riveting and gloriously hopeful, Parade reminds us that to love, we must truly see one another.

The creative team for Parade includes Lauren Yalango-Grant & Christopher Cree Grant (choreography), Tony Award nominee Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty (costume design), Tony Award nominee Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Drama Desk Award nominee Jon Weston (sound design), Tony Award nominee Sven Ortel (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Tom Murray (music director/conductor), Kimberlee Wertz (music coordinator), Telsey + Co/Craig Burns, CSA (casting director), and Justin Scribner (production stage manager). Parade was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.

Parade is produced by Seaview, Ambassador Theatre Group, Alex Levy, Kevin Ryan, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Erica Lynn Schwartz, Creative Partners Productions, Marcia Goldberg, John Gore Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tom Tuft, Benjamin Simpson, Nathan Vernon, Brian & Nick Ginsberg, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Roth-Manella Productions, Chutzpah Productions, 42nd.club, Ahava 72 Productions, The Andryc Brothers, The Array, At Rise Creative, Caiola Jenen Productions, Coles Achilles, deRoy Brunish Productions, Fakston Productions, Federman Batchelder, Pencil Factory Productions, Renard Lynch, Robin Merrie, Rubin Stuckelman, Runyonland Sussman, Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, and New York City Center.



Ben Platt (Leo Frank) is reprising his successful Off-Broadway run at the City Center. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Drama League Awards), The Book of Mormon. National Tours: Caroline, or Change; Book of Mormon. Film: Theater Camp, The People We Hate at The Wedding, Dear Evan Hansen, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Run This Town, Ricki and The Flash. Television: “Will & Grace,” “The Premise,” “The Politician” (Golden Globe nomination), “The Simpsons.” Albums; Sing To Me Instead and Reverie. Two sold-out tours with venues including Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. @bensplatt.

Micaela Diamond (Lucille Frank) made her Broadway debut as ‘Babe’ – the youngest Cher – in The Cher Show. She recently appeared in both The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical and Leanord Bernstein’s opera Mass at the Kennedy Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Row, and Ethan Coen’s A Play Is A Poem in Los Angeles. Television and film: NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” Peggy in Tick, Tick… Boom!, “The Gilded Age,” and “Up Here” on Hulu. @micaela_diamond.

Alex Joseph Grayson (Jim Conley). Broadway: Into the Woods, Girl from the North Country, A Bronx Tale. Off-Broadway: Toni Stone. National tour: Once on this Island. @alexjgsings.

Sean Allan Krill (Governor Slaton) Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (2020 Tony nominee, Grammy), Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day, Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc, Brother/Sister Plays, Civil War Christmas, Hit the Wall. Kennedy Center: Chess. Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie. TV: “Dopesick,” “Godfather of Harlem,” “Search Party,” “Dr. Death,” “Mr. Robot,” “Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods.” Film: Intermediumseanallankrill.com @seanallankrill

Howard McGillin (Old Soldier/Judge Roan). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Secret Garden, Anything Goes (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim’s Bounce Kennedy Center and Goodman Theatre. West End: Mack and Mabel, Anything Goes. Off-Broadway: Black No More, Confession of Lily Dare. Film: tick, tick…BOOM!

Paul Alexander Nolan (Hugh Dorsey) dedicates this, his 9th Broadway appearance, to Frank Galati, who elevated artist’s courage, and to Brent Carver, who courageously elevated himself for art. www.paulalexandernolan.com.

Jay Armstrong Johnson (Britt Craig). Broadway: Phantom of the Opera, On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, Hair. Off-Broadway and NYC: To My Girls; Scotland, PA; Darling Grenadine; A Chorus Line; Candide; Sweeney Todd; The Most Happy Fella; Fire and Air; Working; and Floyd Collins. Television and film: “Quantico,” Sex & the City 2, “Law & Order: SVU.” @Jay_A_Johnson.

Kelli Barrett (Mrs. Phagan). Parade is Kelli’s favorite show. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Wicked, Gettin’ the Band…, The Royal Family, Baby It’s You! Dozens of films and television shows including “The Punisher,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Younger,” “Dickinson,” and “Chicago Fire.” She’s also a writer and certified life coach. empoweredartistcoaching.com, fullcircleartists.com, @hystericalwomxnssociety, @kelli_barrett.

Courtnee Carter (Angela). Broadway: Once on This Island. National tours and regional: Once on this Island, Sing Street: A New Musical. Television and film credits include: “Harlem” (Amazon), “Charmed” (CW), “Pose” (FX), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “The Path” (Hulu), and Anything’s Possible (MGM/Orion Pictures). Upcoming, HBO’s “And Just Like That.” Courtnee is a graduate of the UNCSA. @iamcourtneecarter.

Eddie Cooper (Newt Lee) is making his Broadway debut. Encores: Parade, Promenade, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors. Concerts: Pirates of Penzance (American Airlines Theater), Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall). Classic Stage Company: Assassins, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Hartford Stage: Kiss My Aztec!. Television and film: “Mozart In The Jungle,” “Banshee,” “The Night Of,” Better Nate than Ever. @MrEddieCooper.

Erin Rose Doyle (Mary Phagan) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut after performing in the New York City Center’s production in November 2022.

Manoel Felciano (Tom Watson). Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill A Mockingbird, Amélie, Disaster!, Sweeney (Tony Award nomination), Brooklyn, JCS, Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Alchemist, By The Way Meet Vera Stark, Secret Life of Bees, Changeling, Trumpery, Shockheaded Peter. Select regional: Twelfth Night, Tempest, Much Ado, Clybourne Park, Caucasian Chalk, Zoo Story, Elektra, Three Sisters. Select television: “Evil,” “Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “NCIS.” MFA NYU grad acting, BA Yale @manofelciano.

Danielle Lee Greaves (Minnie McKnight). Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Hairspray (OBC), Rent, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat (OBC). Film: Cubby, Growing Up (And Other Lies). Television: “East New York,” “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Affair,” “The Americans,” “Elementary,” “Show Me a Hero,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Smash,” “The Big C,” Rescue Me,” “Damages,” “Whoopi,” “100 Centre Street.” @msdanielleleegreave.

Douglas Lyons (Riley) Broadway: Chicken and Biscuits (playwright). As an actor: Beautiful (Original Broadway Cast) and Book of Mormon. Tours: Rent, Dreamgirls and Book of Mormon. Douglas is a writer on Apple TV’s Emmy-nominated series “Fraggle Rock.” As a composer-lyricist, Beau (ATF) and Polkadots (Atlantic Theater Company). @chocolatehipster.

Jake Pedersen (Frankie Epps) is making his Broadway debut. National tours: Wicked (Boq), Escape to Margaritaville (Ensemble). Regional: Writing Kevin Taylor (Meadow Brook Theatre), Newsies (Crutchie, NLBP). New works: The Last Day (Sarah Schlesinger/Mike Reid), The Lucky Boy (Kristen Childs). BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State. www.jakepedersen.com @Jake.ped

Florrie Bagel (Nurse & Others). Broadway: The Rose Tattoo. Encores!: Call Me MadamMe and My GirlBrigadoon. Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera. National tour: Sister Act. Television: “Orange is the New Black,” “The Gilded Age.” www.florriebagel.com.

Stacie Bono (Sally Slaton) is making her Broadway debut. Tour: Miss Saigon (Ellen). OffBroadway: Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Pirelli), Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy). Film and Television: “Billions,” “The Flight Attendant, When a Man Falls. MFA Acting: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. www.staciebono.com. @stacie_bono.

Harry Bouvy (Swing) is making his Broadway debut. Tour: Wicked, The Producers. Vegas: Spamalot. Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical, A Man for All Seasons. One-man shows: I Am My Own Wife, Fully Committed, This Wonderful Life, Chesapeake. TV: “New Amsterdam,” “Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Billions,” “Law & Order,” “Sex & The City.” www.harrybouvy.com.

Tanner Callicutt (Swing) Broadway debut! Most recently seen as Fender in the Hairspray national tour. Training: BFA Acting from Elon University. @jtcallicutt.

Max Chernin (Mr. Turner & Others). Broadway: Bright Star, Sunday In The Park with George. NYC: Brooklynite (Vineyard), Golden Apple (Encores!) Regional: Passing Through (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Theatre Raleigh), Elf (Pioneer). Television: “Dickinson,” “Blacklist.” CCM Alum. @maxcherns.

Emily Rose DeMartino (Essie & Others) is making her Broadway debut in Parade. @emdemartino.

Bailee Endebrock (Swing) is making her Broadway debut. Television and film: “Evil,” Miranda’s Victim. Regional: Rock of AgesA Grand Night for Singing, Mamma Mia!, A Chorus Line, and Singin’ in the Rain. BFA in Musical Theatre from CCM 2020. @bailee_endebrock.

Caroline Fairweather (Swing) is making her Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Parade (NYCC). Regional: ALIEN/NATION (WTF), Miss Bennet… (Shakespeare & Co.), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Madison Lyric Stage), Black Flag (BSC), Berkshire Theatre Group, and Ghostlit Rep. Member of The Forest of Arden. BA from Williams College. www.carolinefairweather.com.

Christopher Gurr (Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy & Others) Broadway: Cats (revival), Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, All the Way. National tours: Memphis, Spamalot. Off-Broadway: Cyrano (New Group), Arturo Ui (Classic Stage). Television: “Madame Secretary,” “Soul Santa,” “Gilded Age,” “The Good Fight,” Godwin Page on “The Blacklist.” Upcoming, Marius on “Retreat” for FX. Member AEA, SAG/AFTRA, SDC. www.christophergurr.com

Beth Kirkpatrick (Nina Formby & Others). Broadway and New York: Les Misérables, A Man of No Importance (CSC), Jerry Springer The Opera. Tour: Hello, Dolly! (Dolly understudy); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Gloop); Les Misérables; The Phantom of the Opera. Other: Next to Normal (Diana), Carousel, Sweeney Todd, 6x The Sound of Music. @bethkirkp.

Ashlyn Maddox (Monteen & Others) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut. Originally from Houston, her recent credits include Ride the Cyclone (Arena/McCarter) and New York City Center’s Parade. @shlynmaddox.

Sophia Manicone (Iola Stover) is making her Broadway debut in Parade. Theater credits: Parade (Iola at New York City Center), Ruthless (Tina), Charlotte’s Web (Fern), Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Sister Act (Mary Robert), Newsies (Katherine), Freaky Friday (Ellie), Sound of Music (Liesl). www.sophiamanicone.com. @sophia_manicone.

William Michals (Detective Starnes & Others). Broadway: The Beast and Gaston in Beauty And The Beast; Emile de Becque in South Pacific; and Bright Star. Opéra de Toulon – only American to play Emile in France. Title roles: The Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella, The Music Man. Others: Javert, Fred/Petruchio, von Trapp, Lancelot, Chauvelin. Symphony: New York, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Maui, Hong Kong. www.williammichals.com

Prentiss E. Mouton (Swing) a Memphis, TN native is making his Broadway debut in Parade. Alumnus of the 2010 Jimmy Awards. Studied voice at LSU. Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus) SLT at Tulane. @prentissemouton.

Jackson Teeley (Officer Ivey & Others) is delighted to be making his Broadway debut! Favorite past credits include Parade (New York City Center), ALIEN/NATION (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Within Earshot (Concept Album, 54 Below), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), Godspell (Judas).

Ryan Vona (Standby for Leo Frank) Broadway: Once, Beautiful, Paramour. Regional: Streets of New York (Irish Rep), Love in Hate Nation (Two River), JCS (Conn Rep). Music streaming wherever.

Charlie Webb (Young Soldier & Others) is from Atlanta, GA and is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in Parade. Charlie is a singer, actor, photographer, and songwriter who attends the University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre.

Aurelia Williams (Swing). Broadway: Once On This Island, In Transit. Off-Broadway: Suffs, First Date, Sistas The Musical. Tours: All Shook Up, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Regional: Anne Of Green Gables, Newsies, Dreamgirls. Television and film: “Blacklist,” “Fosse/Verdon,” Holiday For Heroes (Hallmark).

Michael Arden (Director) is a two-time Tony nominated director for his Broadway revivals of Once One This Island, and Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening. His new production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Jefferson Mays recently played the Nederlander Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center, American Dream Study and ALIEN/NATION with his theatre company The Forest of Arden, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Annie at the Hollywood Bowl, and The Pride and Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles. Arden has been named on Variety’s Broadway Impact List and is the winner of an NAACP Award for Best Direction of his revival of Merrily We Roll Along. In addition to directing theater in America and around the globe, he regularly directs “The Connors” on ABC, and has appeared in numerous features and television shows, most notable “Grey’s Anatomy,” Bride WarsAnger ManagementSource Code, and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” On stage, Arden has appeared on Broadway in Big RiverThe Times, They Are A-Changin’; and King Lear; among others. Arden is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and alumni of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Juilliard School. Michael is so very grateful to the late great titan of theatre; Hal Price, to Alfred Uhry for entrusting him with his words, and to Jason Robert Brown for replying to a somewhat embarrassing fan letter a sixteen-year-old Michael wrote to him in back in 1999. Dreams do come true!

Alfred Uhry (Book) is distinguished as the only American playwrights to have won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. A 1958 graduate of Brown University, he began his professional career as a lyric writer under contract to the late Frank Loesser. He made his Broadway debut in 1968 with Here’s Where I Belong, which ran for one night. He had better luck with The Robber Bridegroom in 1976, which won him his first Tony nomination. He followed that with five recreated musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. His first play was Driving Miss Daisy, which began life at the 74-seat upstairs theatre at Playwrights Horizons in 1987 and went on to run for three years and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The film version, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1989 and gained Uhry his own Oscar for Best Screenplay. His next two Broadway outings won him Tony Awards: The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Best Play of 1997) and Parade (Best Book of a Musical 1999). In 2014, he was inducted into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

Jason Robert Brown (Music & Lyrics) has written the scores for some of the most influential musicals of the past thirty years, beginning with Songs for a New World (1995), and continuing with Parade (Tony Award for Best Score, 1999), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Lyrics, 2002), 13 (2008), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony Award for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, 2014), Honeymoon In Vegas (2015), and last season’s Mr. Saturday Night (lyrics by Amanda Green). Both The Last Five Years and 13 have been adapted into films. Jason tours the world as a singer and pianist, and his songs, including “Hope,” “Someone To Fall Back On,” and “All Things In Time,” have been recorded by hundreds of artists including Ariana Grande, Shoshana Bean, Betty Buckley, Jennifer Nettles, Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, and Audra McDonald. His latest musical, The Connector, directed by his longtime collaborator Daisy Prince, opens Off-Broadway next year.

Harold Prince (Co-Conceived and Original Broadway Director) directed the original productions of She Loves Me, It’s a Bird…Superman, Cabaret, Zorba, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, On the Twentieth Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along, The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade, and LoveMusik. He has also directed acclaimed revivals of Candide and Show Boat. Before becoming a director, Prince produced the original productions of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, West Side Story, Fiorello!, Tenderloin, Flora the Red Menace, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, and Fiddler on the Roof. Among the plays he has directed are Hollywood Arms, The Visit, The Great God Brown, End of the World, Play Memory, and his own play, Grandchild of Kings. His opera productions have been seen at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and the Theater Colon in Buenos Aires. His most recent version of Candide was seen at New York City Opera in January 2017. Prince of Broadway, a musical compendium of Prince’s entire career, opened on Broadway in August 2017. Prince was a trustee for the New York Public Library and instrumental in developing the Theatre On Film and Tape collection for the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. He previously served on the National Council on the Arts for the NEA. Prince was an Officer in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, given to him by the French government in 2008. He was the recipient of 21 Tony Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Monte Cristo Award. Prince was inducted into the Lincoln Center Hall of Fame as a part of their inaugural class and received a National Medal of the Arts from President Clinton for a career in which he “changed the nature of the American musical.”

Seaview (Producer) is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning theater, film, television, and media company based in New York City. On stage: Mike Birbiglia’s The Old Man & The Pool, Selina Fillinger’s POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive, Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave PlaySea Wall / A Life starring Jake Gyllenhall and Tom Sturridge, and Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theatre. On screen: Tina Satter’s Reality starring Sydney Sweeney along with projects in production and development at Neon, Amazon Studios, FilmNation, 2AM, Automatik, and more. Online: Webby Award-winning Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, DidTheyLikeIt.Com and Bway.io, Broadway’s first NFT marketplace. Upcoming: Lempicka, directed by Rachel Chavkin and Three Sisters, adapted by Clare Barron and directed by Sam Gold. seaviewprods.com

Ambassador Theatre Group (Producer) is the world’s number-one theater company, helping great shows find the largest audiences. ATG operates over 50 venues in Britain, North America, and Germany including the Hudson and Lyric on Broadway. Also, an international acclaimed producer, ATG Productions’ recent and upcoming New York productions include Plaza Suite; David Byrne’s American Utopia; The Wiz; A Doll’s House; Some Like it Hot, Cyrano de Bergerac (BAM); Caroline, or Change; American Buffalo; The Lehman Trilogy; Betrayal; Sea Wall/A Life; Burn This; Pretty Woman; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Dear Evan Hansen; and Sunday in the Park with George. Recent U.K. productions include One Woman Show, Mother Goose, Mad House, Cabaret, 9 to 5,The Seagull, The Doctor, Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Ian McKellen on Stage

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