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Tootsie Struts to a Starry Broadway Opening

Carol Burnett, Sara Bareilles, and more walk the red carpet on the new musical's opening night.

Santino Fontana stars as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in the new Broadway musical Tootsie, which opened last night at the Marquis Theatre.
(© Tricia Baron)

The new Broadway musical Tootsie opened last night at the Marquis Theatre where stars came out to celebrate with the cast and creative team. Take a look below at photos of the evening's guests as well as the cast taking their opening-night bows.


Based on the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime. The company is led by Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Van Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

Rounding out the company are Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett Chase, Britney Coleman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, John Arthur Greene, Drew King, Jeff Kready, Harris Milgrim, Adam Monley, Shina Ann Morris, James Moye, Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Diana Vaden, and Anthony Wayne.

Directed by Scott Ellis, Tootsie features an original score by Tony winner David Yazbek, a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Denis Jones, and musical direction by Andrea Grody.