Tootsie on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Tootsie Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Tootsie is 2 hours and 35 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 29, 2019
  • Show Opened : April 23, 2019
  • Show Closed: January 5, 2020

Based on the hit 1982 film of the same name, Tootsie is the story of the lengths a man will go to get an acting job and the things he discovers about himself

Tootsie on Broadway Background

The struggling actor Michael Dorsey cannot get an acting job. After his agent repeatedly reprimands him for being difficult to work with he finally admits that no one will hire him due to his unbearable reputation. After months of unemployment Michael is desperate for work and dresses in drag and adopts the persona "Dorothy Michaels" to audition for a popular daytime soap opera.

The film Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman, was a box office sensation and was nominated for ten Academy Awards. The movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Horn (13, Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance) with music and lyrics by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Fish in the Dark). The musical made its world premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in fall 2018.

Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Frozen, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hello Dolly!) headlines the Broadway show as Michael. Tony nominee Sarah Stiles (Hand to God, The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee) joins the cast as Sandy. Eight-time Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, You Can't Take It with You, The Elephant Man) directs the show. The musical features choreography by Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas) and musical direction by Andrea Grody (The Band’s Visit, As You Like It).

What's Tootsie Like?

The casting agents comically fail to notice that "Dorothy Michaels" is in fact a man and hires Dorothy to play a hospital administrator on the daytime soap opera. The role is written as just another love interest on the show. Michael hopes that this role will pay enough money to finally produce the play written by his roommate and to star his friend turned lover, Sandy. Michael, never one to be unmemorable, decides to make his character a spunky feminist. The character becomes a household name and Michael must figure out how to get himself out of his newfound stardom with anyone discovering his true identity. Michael's love life becomes particularly messy as he hides his double life from Sandy while using Dorothy's popularity to try and get him dates with other women.

Is Tootsie Good for Kids?

The show is perfect for all the family

Theatre Information

Marquis Theatre

1535 Broadway at 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,615
Entrance: Broadway, between 45th Street and 46th Street.
Theatre Information

Marquis Theatre Seating Chart

Tootsie Marquee

Tootsie Marquee

Cast Members

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Santino Fontana
Julie Nichols
Lilli Cooper
Sandy Lester
Sarah Stiles
Max Von Horn
John Behlmann
Jeff Slater
Andy Grotelueschen
Rita Mallory
Julie Halston
Stan Fields
Michael McGrath
Ron Carlisle
Reg Rogers


Scott Sanders Productions


Carol Fineman

Columbia Live Stage

Sally Horchow International Productions

James L Nederlander

Judith Ann Abrams

Robert Greenblatt

Benjamin Lowy

Cindy Gutterman

Jay Gutterman

Marlene Cohen

Gary Cohen

Stephanie McClelland

Michael Harrison

David Ian

A Few Good Women Productions

Roy Furman

Peter May

Seriff Productions LLC

Thomas B McGrath

The John Gore Organization

Independent Presenters Network

Chris Clarke

Ashlee Clarke

Phil Goldfine

Jonathan Littman

The Woodland Hills Broadway Group

Production Credits

Robert Horn
Music + Lyrics
David Yazbek
Scott Ellis
Denis Jones
David Rockwell
William Ivey Long
Donald Holder
Brian Ronan
Musical Supervision
Andrea Grody + Dean Sharenow
Simon Hale
Dance Arrangements
David Chase
Musical Direction
Andrea Grody

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Polk & Co
Production Stage Manager
Scott Taylor Rollison