Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is on Broadway for the first time. The beloved musical with its signature songs “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” - to name a few - was written for television and hasn’t had a production on the Great White Way - until now.
With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, Cinderella is directed by Mark Brokaw and stars Laura Osnes as Ella, Victoria Clark as her dotty-to-dazzling Fairy Godmother, Harriet Harris as her puffed-up and pernicious stepmother, and Santino Fontana as Topher, the Prince conflicted on his way to charming.
Santino Fontana’s Broadway credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot: The Musical, and Sunday in the Park with George. In 2012 he earned an Obie Award for his work in the original Off Broadway production of Sons of the Prophet.
Earlier this week Cinderella earned two Drama League award nominations and 8 Outer Critics Circle nominations, including one for Santino.
The cast recording will be released by Sh-k-boom Records on June 4th.