Two-Time Tony Winner John Cullum Joins Broadway's Waitress
Broadway's pie shop is getting a new owner.
On October 5, two-time Tony winner John Cullum joins the cast of Broadway's Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He replaces Larry Marshall in the role of Joe, the cantankerous owner of Joe's Pie Diner (originated on Broadway by Dakin Matthews).
Waitress marks Cullum's 29th Broadway production in a career spanning more than half a century. He received Tony Awards for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century and has performed in various other Broadway musicals including the original production of Camelot, 110 in the Shade, 1776, Man of La Mancha, Aspects of Love, The Scottsboro Boys, Show Boat, and Urinetown. His drama credits include Richard Burton's Hamlet (televised live on NBC), Deathtrap, Doubles, You Never Can Tell, Private Lives, Cymbeline, August: Osage County, All My Sons, Old Money, and Casa Valentina. In 2007, Cullum was inducted into the Theater Hall Of Fame.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture, Waitress features songs by Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, and direction by Diane Paulus. The production opened April 24, 2016, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and earned four Tony nominations.
The current Broadway cast stars Betsy Wolfe as Jenna, with Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Cal), Maia Nkenge Wilson (Becky), Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Larry Marshall (Joe), Will Swenson (Earl), Victoria Collett, Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Kayla Davion, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Law Terrell Dunford, Katie Grober, Molly Hager, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey, and Stephanie Torns.