Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), John Treacy Egan (Sister Act), and Conrad John Schuck (Annie) joined the Broadway production of Nice Work If You Can Get It on March 29, at the Imperial Theatre.
Mueller, who comes directly from Roundabout's Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, takes on the role of spunky bootlegger Billie Bendix, replacing four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who departed the production March 24 to star in Playwrights Horizons' production of the new musical Far From Heaven. Mueller received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her performance in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. Her stage credits also include the New York Philharmonic's recent concert production of Carousel, the Shakespeare in the Park revival of Into the Woods, as well as regional productions of Animal Crackers, Guys and Dolls, and She Loves Me, among others.
Egan replaces Stanley Wayne Mathis in the role of Chief Berry. His Broadway credits include Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, and Bye Bye Birdie. Schuck takes on the role of Senator Max Evergreen, originated by Terry Beaver. In his 50-year career, Schuck has appeared on stage in productions including Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, as well as in the films M*A*S*H and Star Trek 4 and 6, and more.
The three actors join a principal company that includes two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers), 2012 Tony Award winners Judy Kaye (Souvenir) and Michael McGrath (Born Yesterday), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Lend Me a Tenor), Chris Sullivan (Lombardi), Robyn Hurder (Grease), and Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner (Follies). The ensemble includes Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Andrew Cao, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Fauré, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Kaitlin Mesh, Shina Ann Morris, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Emily Tyra, and Correy West.
Nice Work If You Can Get It features the music of George and Ira Gershwin, a book by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Brian Ronan, and orchestrations by Bill Elliott. The music supervisor is David Chase and the music director Tom Murray.