Tom McGowan to Join Broadway Cast of She Loves Me
Michael McGrath will depart the company next month.
She Loves Me, now running at Broadway's Studio 54, has announced that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath will be leaving the cast after the performance on Sunday, May 8. He currently plays the featured role of Ladislav Sipos, which will be assumed by Tony nominee Tom McGowan (Casa Valentina) beginning Tuesday, May 10. According to press representatives, McGrath departs the company for personal reasons.
McGowan was last seen on Broadway in Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play Casa Valentina. His other Broadway credits include Wicked, Ivanov, Chicago, and La Bête, for which he earned a 1991 Tony nomination. He is also well-known for his television roles in popular sitcoms such as Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, The War at Home, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Directed by Scott Ellis, She Loves Me is inspired by the play Parfumerie by Miklós László and features a score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and a book by Joe Masteroff.
The cast stars Tony Award winner Laura Benanti as Amalia, a perfume-shop clerk engaged in a battle of wits with her coworker, Georg (Zachary Levi). Little do they know that they're also romantic pen pals who happen to be falling for each other. The company also features Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Jane Krakowski (Ilona), Nicholas Barasch (Arpad), and Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter).
The Roundabout Theatre Company revival will play through July 10.