The musical will be seen as part of the annual BBC Proms.
The Tony winner will take over for Ben Davis.
Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's musical also stars Colin Donnell and Joshua Henry.
Jeanine Tesori's soulful musical about the journey of a girl with a facial scar makes it to the main stem.
The full cast, which will also feature Ben Davis, Annie Golden, and Austin Lesch, has been announced.