Legally Blonde

JULY 25 – AUGUST 1

“Omigod You Guys,” Elle Woods returns! Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of quintessential blonde Elle Woods from sorority sister to Harvard Law graduate. Her journey of determination, self-discovery and finding true love receives its first Muny production in 11 years. Complete with a chihuahua, a bulldog and a UPS guy, The Muny is ready to “Bend and Snap” for a great time!

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Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurance O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Season and single Tickets on sale now!

Cast

Kyla Stone

Elle Woods

is ecstatic to be making her Muny debut as little Miss Elle Woods! You may have seen her on tour as the first African-American Anya in Anastasia or at the Hangar Theatre as Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Kyla graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Theatre Performance and an emphasis in Women’s Studies (Go Panthers!). Other favorite credits include 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman) and The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen).

Fergie L. Philippe

Emmett Forrest

is thrilled to be returning to The Muny! Muny: Jesus Christ Superstar. Fergie currently stars as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton on Broadway. Other credits include Hamilton (Mulligan/Madison, national tour), Twelfth Night (Orsino, Arkansas Shakespeare), Violet (Flick, Heritage Theatre Festival), Parade (Jim Conley, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse) and Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker, PlayMakers Repertory). He sends his love to his family, to Dorsey, Disney World (duh) and to “Fun Night! What A Great Idea, Banji” for loving him even after kicking everyone out of the apartment while he filmed his audition for Legally Blonde.

Patti Murin

Paulette

is thrilled to be returning to The Muny, where she has appeared in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Chicago (Roxie) and Holiday Inn (Linda Mason). She is best known for originating the role of Princess Anna in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway. Other Broadway/National Tour credits include the title character in Lysistrata Jones, flying across the country by bubble as Glinda in Wicked and roller skating her way to Broadway in Xanadu (Euterpe). Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons), Lady Be Good! (NY City Center Encores!). Almost Broadway: Nerds (Sally). TV: Hallmark Channel movies Love On Iceland, Holiday For Heroes and To Catch A Spy, and recurring roles on Chicago Med and Royal Pains.

Sean Allan Krill

Professor Callahan

Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (2020 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Honeymoon in Vegas, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Mamma Mia!; Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire and The Brother/Sister Plays (The Public Theater), A Civil War Christmas (New York Theatre Workshop), Hit the Wall (Barrow Street). Regional: Sense and Sensibility (The Old Globe, Craig Noel Award), Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse), The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf), Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia! TV: Dopesick, Godfather of Harlem, Search Party, Dr. Death, Mr. Robot, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods. Film: Intermedium.

Hayley Podschun

Brooke Wyndham

loves The Muny! Previous Muny credits: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Hayley), Gypsy (Dainty June), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie standby). Broadway: Wicked (Glinda, national tour), Hello, Dolly!; Something Rotten!; Chaplin (Mildred Harris), Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, The Sound of Music. Film/TV: Hairspray (Tammy), Fleishman is in Trouble (FX on Hulu), The Blacklist (NBC), Louie (FX). Select Regional: Catch Me If You Can (Brenda, Arena Stage), Kinky Boots (Lauren, Sacramento Music Circus), Holiday Inn (Linda Mason, Paper Mill Playhouse), Legally Blonde (Elle, Arvada Center), Peter Pan (Peter, ArtPark), Royal Family of Broadway (Gwen, Barrington Stage) and more. Hayley is also a guest host on QVC for Zodiac Shoes.

Kelsey Anne Brown

Margot

is over the moon to be making her Muny debut in Legally Blonde! She was most recently seen in the world premiere of Freedom Rider (Joan, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Crossroads Theatre), Once (Girl, Beck Center for the Arts), The Sound of Music (Liesl, Northern Stage), and Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, u/s Sophie, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theatre). BM in Music Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University.

Gabi Campo

Serena

is a Los Angeles native. Broadway: Beetlejuice (Miss Argentina), The Prom (u/s Emma and Alyssa), West Side Story (Consuelo, u/s Anita). Television: Billions, FBI: Most Wanted; Helpsters. Regional: In the Heights (Virginia Repertory), Evita (Bay Street Theater). BFA, Pace University.

Kerri George

Enid

is pumped to be making their Muny debut in Legally Blonde! They have previously been seen in The Neon Coven’s Oscar at The Crown playing Constance Wilde. Big love and thanks to the creative team, everyone at A&R, and Samantha Massell. For Mom, Dad and Kris.

Khailah Johnson

Pilar

most recently starred in the CW series 4400 (Ladonna). Khailah is thrilled to return to The Muny after playing Rusty in Footloose in 2019. Other credits include The Colored Museum (Crossroads Theatre). She was also seen as Tiana in the Broadway Princess Party. She comes from a musically inclined family and was immersed in the world of theatre at a very early age. She is a 2021 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Olivia Kaufmann

Vivienne Kensington

Muny debut. Broadway: Mean Girls (Cady/Janis Standby, Janis). Regional: Hair (Sheila, Asolo Repertory Theatre).

Dan Tracy

Warner Huntington III

Muny Debut. Broadway: Waitress. National tours: Kinky Boots (Harry), American Idiot (Tunny), and Jack O’Brien’s The Sound of Music (Rolf). Select Regional: Gun and Powder (world premiere, Signature Theatre). TV: Mrs. America (FX), One Bad Choice (MTV). Dan will be recurring on the upcoming FX miniseries, Class of ’09, featured on the new Netflix show, The Watcher, and recently completed production on a pilot for HBO Max written by JJ Abrams. When Dan isn’t acting, he’s working as a director and editor with his production company, Pinecrest Creative.

Mackenzie Bell

Standby for Paulette and Brooke Wyndham

Omigod you guys, Mackenzie is so excited to be back at The Muny. She appeared earlier this season in Chicago (Mona, u/s Velma) and in 2017’s A Chorus Line (Val). Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Original Broadway Cast), Sunset Boulevard (Original Revival Cast), Pippin (Player, u/s Catherine, Fastrada, Berthe). First national tours: Jersey Boys (Lorraine), Flashdance. TV: Inventing Anna (Netflix), Fosse/Verdon (FX Network), performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show and The Tony Awards. Other favorite credits: Rent (Maureen, Casa Mañana), Chasing Rainbows (Gale Sondergaard, Paper Mill Playhouse), Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Savana, Dallas Theater Center), The Wanderer (Paper Mill Playhouse), Carrie (Original off-Broadway Revival Cast). She holds a BFA from Elon University.

Gregory Lee Rodriguez

Standby for Emmett Forrest

A Boricua from the Bronx, he is overjoyed to be joining this iconic show and venue this season! Theatre: Working (Principal Role, Meadow Brook Theatre), Austen’s Pride (Charles Bingley, The 5th Avenue), Flamingo Kid (Marvin, Ensemble, Hartford Stage).

Dave Schnoonover

Standby for Professor Callahan

Muny: Pirates! National tours: Love Never Dies (u/s Phantom, Raoul, Gangle), White Christmas (Ralph Sheldrake, u/s Bob Wallace), Young Frankenstein (u/s Dr. Frankenstein), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger). Off-Broadway/NYC: Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall), Love Life (NY City Center Encores!), The Fantasticks (El Gallo Standby). Regional: Ever After (The Alliance), Harmony (The Ahmanson, The Alliance), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Paper Mill Playhouse), Pirates! (Huntington Theatre Company), A Sign of the Times (Goodspeed, Delaware Theatre Company), Annie (Rooster, TUTS), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Parade (Governor Slaton, Merry-Go-Round), The Music Man (Harold Hill, Forestburgh Playhouse), White Christmas (Bob Wallace, Westchester Broadway), Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein, Ogunquit Playhouse), The Toxic Avenger (Toxie, The Hippodrome Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin, Arrow Rock Lyceum). BFA UWSP.

Rounding Out The Company

Rounding out the company are Andrés Acosta, Angela Birchett, Veronica Sofia Burt, Shea Coffman, Taylor Marie Daniel, Abigail Isom, Sydney Jones, Emily Madigan, UJ Mangune, Alora Tonielle Martinez, Adelina Mitchell, Natalia Nieves-Melchor, Ben Nordstrom, Liam Pearce, Gabriel Reyes, Matt Rivera, Cristina Sastre, Rochelle Scudder, Christopher De’Shawn Tipps, Julien Valme and Ricky and Myrtle as Bruiser and Rufus. The company will also be joined by the Muny Teen youth ensemble.

Creative Team

Maggie Burrows

Director

William Carlos Angulo

Choreographer

is a choreographer, director, playwright and arts educator based in New York. He has collaborated with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Ars Nova, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Court Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Teatro Vista and more. He serves as Director of Education for Dance Lab New York and is currently in residence at Portland Center Stage, alongside Micha Rodriguez and Isaac Gómez, to devise a new musical about their families. Other residencies include The Jerome Robbins Foundation and The US Department of State’s Fulbright Program. He is a member of SDC and the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA). Upcoming new musicals: Hombres (Portland Center Stage), May We All tour launching in Nashville and Shout, Sister, Shout! on Broadway.

Lon Hoyt

Music Director

is glad to be back at The Muny after last season’s production of On Your Feet! He was Music Director/Supervisor for Hairspray on Broadway, two national tours, the Toronto, Las Vegas, London, Johannesburg and Cologne companies, the 2006 feature film and NBC’s Hairspray Live! production. He was Music Director/Vocal Arranger for Broadway’s On Your Feet! as well as Music Supervisor for Lennon. Other Broadway MD/Conductor credits: Beautiful, Escape to Margaritaville, Rock of Ages, Hair, Catch Me If You Can, The Rocky Horror Show, Street Corner Symphony and Footloose. Off-Broadway MD: Hereafter, Forever Plaid, Song of Singapore, A Backer’s Audition and Hit the Lights! Regional: Burt Bacharach’s Some Lovers, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s The Nightingale, Music Supervisor for the Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson musical Diner, as well as Hollywood Bowl productions of Hairspray and Hair. Music Consultant for the films Hairspray, Boys on the Side, Joyful Noise and Annie. Lon appeared in lead roles on Broadway in Tommy, Baby, Leader of the Pack, Starlight Express and Rock ‘N Roll! The First 5000 Years. Love to the 3 Ls.

Pink Out at The Muny

On Sunday, July 31, The Muny is partnering with Legally Blonde Principal Show Sponsor BMO Harris Bank and Promotional Partner Siteman Cancer Center to host the first-ever Pink Out at The Muny!

What better way to support the fight against breast cancer than wearing Elle’s signature color to the show!

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