Beginning October 16, Tanisha Spring (Groundhog Day) will play Satine and Dom Simpson (The Book of Mormon) will play Christian. Spring previously served as the original alternate Satine for the production.
“It is so exciting to announce today that Tanisha Spring and Dom Simpson will lead our company of Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London into its third year,” said director Alex Timbers. “Dom is a superb musical theatre performer, and I know he will bring tremendous wit, warmth, and great depths of emotion to his portrayal of Christian. And I am delighted to welcome Tanisha back to the show, having been such a memorable part of our original West End company. Her talent is boundless, and her star wattage is blinding. We are blessed to have her returning to play Satine.”
Continuing into an additional year, Matt Rixon (Hairspray) will play Harold Zidler, Ian Carlyle (Disney’s The Lion King, Porgy and Bess) will play Toulouse-Lautrec and Ben Richards (Emmerdale) will play The Duke. Joining them will be Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet) as Santiago and Charlotte Gooch (Dirty Dancing) as Nini, with Anthony Cragg (Starlight Express) steps into a new role as Baby Doll.
Hannah Jay-Allan (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) will continue to play Arabia, with Rochelle Sherona (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) remaining with the company as the Arabia maternity cover. Bernadette Bangura (My Fair Lady) continues as La Chocolat, and Angela Marie Hurst (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical) continues as the alternate Satine.
The full third year cast will also include Oliver Adam-Reynolds, Erin Bell, Emily Bolland, Ross Chisari, James Chisholm, Katie Deacon, Fletcher Dobinson, Serenar Douch, Rola Elliott, Davide Fienauri, Zack Guest, Natorii Illidge, David King-Yombo, Jasmine Leung, Kira McPherson, Melissa Nettleford, Chris Otim, Joshua Robinson, Callum Rose, Ben Rutter, Gavin Ryan, Craig Ryder, Jamie Shields, Catrin Thomas, Matt Trevorrow, Charley Warburton, Sasha Woodward, and Luke Fraser Yates.
Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. The score is primarily comprised of myriad pop hits heard in the 2001 Baz Luhrmann spectacle, plus new chart-toppers released since then. The West End premiere of Tony winning musical opened January 20 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
For more information, visit MoulinRougeMusical.com.