Charlie Stemp, Breakout Star of London's Half a Sixpence, Will Join Hello, Dolly!
Stemp will make his Broadway debut opposite Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber.
Charlie Stemp, who made his breakout West End debut in the recent London revival of Half a Sixpence, will make his Broadway debut opposite Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber in Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre. Stemp will replace Taylor Trensch in the role of Barnaby Tucker.
Trensch will depart the company on January 14, the same date that leading players Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce leave. Stemp begins with Peters and Garber on January 20.
Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this Hello, Dolly! revival began performances on Broadway on March 15, 2017, and officially opened on Thursday, April 20. It won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! premiered on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the title role. A 1995 revival starred Channing in a return appearance. In addition to Channing, the role has been played by Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, Betty Grable, Martha Raye, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman (in her last appearance on Broadway), and Mary Martin, who led the West End company.