Kristine Nielsen to Star in the Goodman Theatre's The Matchmaker
Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) will take on the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Goodman Theatre's upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's rarely seen comedy The Matchmaker. The production will run from March 5-April 10 under the direction of Henry Wishcamper.
Best known as the inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly!, The Matchmaker follows Dolly Gallagher Levi (Nielsen), a matchmaker who is recruited to find a bride for the wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder. Little does he know that Dolly is plotting to become his wife herself.
Horace will be played by Chicago acting vet Allen Gilmore. The company also includes Theo Allyn (Ermengarde), Behzad Dabu (Barnaby Tucker), Larry DiStasi (Cabman/Rudolph), Marilyn Dodds Frank (Flora Van Huysen), Sydney Germaine (Minnie Fay), Marc Grapey (Malachi Stack), Anita Hollander (Cook/Gertrude), Ronobir Lahiri (Ambrose Kemper), Elizabeth Ledo (Mrs. Malloy), Postell Pringle (Cornelius Hackl), and Ron Rains (Joe Scanlon).
The creative team is Neil Patel (sets), Jenny Mannis (costumes), David Lander (lights), and Richard Woodbury (sound). Alden Vasquez is the production stage manager.