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Santino Fontana to Join Cast of Hello, Dolly!

Fontana will fill in for Gavin Creel, who will be out on medical leave.

Santino Fontana will fill in for Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! starting March 13.
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Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana will soon step into the role of Cornelius Hackl in the current Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, filling in for Gavin Creel as he recovers from back surgery. Fontana will begin his limited run on Tuesday, March 13.

Bernadette Peters currently stars in Hello, Dolly! as matchmaker Dolly Levi opposite Victor Garber as Horace Vandergelder. The cast also features Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Jennifer Simard (Ernestina), Molly Griggs (Minnie Fay), Charlie Stemp (Barnaby Tucker), Melanie Moore (Ermengarde), and Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper).

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. This production received the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, among other honors.

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