Carolee Carmello to Star in Hello, Dolly! National Tour
She takes over for Betty Buckley starting in September.
Producer Scott Rudin has announced that Carolee Carmello will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the second year of the national tour of Hello, Dolly! beginning September 24 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Starlight Theatre. She will take over from Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.
Directed by four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the entire creative team of the Broadway production reprises their roles for the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, including four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (scenic and costume design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (sound design), Andy Einhorn (music direction), Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Tony Award winner Don Pippin (vocal arrangements), David Chase (dance arrangements), and Telsey Company (casting).
Hello, Dolly! began performances on Broadway on March 15, 2017, and officially opened on April 20, 2017. It won for 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The production ended its Broadway run on August 25, 2018.