Mo Rocca Will Do Stint in Spelling Bee; Other New Cast Members Set
That same day, the show will welcome performers from the San Francisco/Boston company: Aaron J. Albano as Chip Tolentino, Stanley Bahorek as Leaf Coneybear, Jenni Barber as Olive Ostrovsky, Sara Inbar as Logainne Schwartzandgrubiennaire, and Greta Lee as Marcy Park. Jared Gertner, the sixth speller from the San Francisco/Boston company, joined the Broadway cast on January 30.
Also new to the Broadway Bee will be Jennifer Simard (Forbidden Broadway, The Thing About Men) as Rona Lisa Perretti, a role she performed on the national tour; and James Monroe Iglehart, from the San Francisco/Boston company, as comfort counselor Mitch Mahoney.
Rocca is a humorist and author, known for his tongue-in-cheek field reports and commentary. In addition to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and The Daily Show, he has offered television commentary on everything from the Super Bowl to Senator Barack Obama's name. A frequent contributor to MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, he also serves as a judge on Iron Chef America.