Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

JULY 5 – 13

Based on one of the most popular films in history, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way. Transporting audiences by umbrella to London at the turn of the last century, this Tony Award-winning stage adaptation features a carpet bag full of classics, including “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Step in Time,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

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Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe & George Stiles

Book by Julian Fellowes

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

New Season Tickets available March 21, 2022.

Single Tickets on sale now!

Cast

Jeanna de Waal

Mary Poppins

most recently originated the title role in Diana, The Musical on Broadway and Netflix. On Broadway, de Waal starred in Kinky Boots (Lauren) and American Idiot (Heather). Jeanna originated the role of Dawn in Waitress by Sara Bareilles, and the role of Mary Barrie in Finding Neverland, both directed by Diane Paulus, at American Repertory Theater. Off-Broadway, she co-starred in the two-hander play Orwell in America (59E59 Theater) and in MCC Theatre’s reimagined production of Broadway’s Carrie (Chris Hargensen). de Waal made her West End debut in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Other notable credits include the national tour of Wicked (Glinda) and The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) at The Old Globe.

Corbin Bleu

Bert

is thrilled to be returning to The Muny! Popular for his role in Disney’s High School Musical franchise, Bleu has established himself as a versatile performer, recording artist, television personality and producer. Muny: Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood). Broadway: Kiss Me, Kate (Lucentio/Bill Calhoun), Holiday Inn (Ted Hanover, Chita Rivera Award), Godspell (Jesus), In the Heights (Usnavi). Other highlights: Hairspray (Seaweed) and Mamma Mia! (Sky) at The Hollywood Bowl and Anything Goes (Billy Crocker) at Arena Stage. TV/Film: Love, For RealA Christmas Dance ReunionTo Write Love on Her ArmsNurse 3DThe Monkey’s PawDynastySupergirlChicago MedThe MiddleThe FostersCastlePsychFranklin & BashBlue BloodsDancing with the Stars. Most recently, Bleu and celebrity chef Cat Cora placed first on Fox’s The Real Dirty Dancing, a one-of-a-kind competition featuring celebrities reliving moments from the classic film. This fall, Bleu returns to familiar territory, guest starring as himself in the third season of High School Musical: The Series on Disney+. Dedicated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Corbin also chairs the National Advisory Board of the Looking Ahead Program, helping young performers thrive while working in the entertainment industry.

Nehal Joshi

George Banks

Muny: Oklahoma!  Broadway: All My SonsFlying Over SunsetGettin’ the Band Back Together; School of RockLes MisérablesThe Threepenny Opera. Additional New Yorktheatre: Cyrano (w/Peter Dinklage), Grand Hotel (NY City Center Encores!), Working (59E59/Prospect Theater Co., Drama Desk Award for Ensemble Performance), Falling for Eve (York Theatre). Regional Credits includes Row (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Fly (La Jolla Playhouse), Oklahoma! (Arena Stage), Disgraced (Arena Stage), Mother Courage and her Children (Arena Stage), Peter and The Starcatcher (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Les Misérables (Dallas Theater Center), Disney’s The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre and The Huntington), Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Mister Roberts (The Kennedy Center). Video Game: War of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Film/TV:  New York, I Love YouSearch PartyLaw & Order: SVU; BlackoutThe Wire. He would like to thank his partner, Erin Davie.

Darlesia Cearcy

Bird Woman/Miss Andrew

Muny: FootlooseMatilda. Broadway: Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island (Erzulie). Original cast member in Shuffle Along (Lottie Gee, Audra McDonald u/s); The Color Purple (Nettie), Ragtime (Sarah, Helen Hayes nomination) and The Goodbye Girl. Last fall, she won the Berkshire Theatre Group Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for Nina Simone: Four Women and most recently, Darlesia starred in Next to Normal (Westport). She’s sung on MTV’s Most Wanted, VH1, Top of the Pops (London) and received a Viva nomination for her single release Everlasting Pictures. TV: High FidelityMadam SecretaryFBIHouse of CardsElementary, Law & Order: SVU; The Watcher (Netflix) and Nurse Jackie. Urvisionhousse.com

Laila Fantroy

Jane Banks

is excited to be making her Muny debut! Laila will be starting the eighth grade at Christ the King School this fall and she studies dance at Best Dance and Talent Center. Laila has participated in many community events in St. Louis such as the Annie Malone May Day Parade festivities, America’s Birthday Parade (St. Louis), and she performed in the citywide COVID-19 memorial service, Requiem of Light.

Gabe Cytron

Michael Banks

is excited to be back on the Muny stage. Previous Muny experience includes The Little Mermaid, Newsies (Les), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Michael Darling) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other theatre experience includes Shooting Star Productions, Spotlight Theatre, Variety Theatre St. Louis, Arch City Theater Troupe, MBU Theatre and CBC High School.

Creative Team

John Tartaglia

Director

For The Muny as Director: Matilda, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan and Shrek. Muny as a Performer: Aladdin (The Genie), Seussical (The Cat in the Hat), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium, St. Louis Theater Circle Award). Director: Stephen Schwartz’s The Secret Silk (Princess Cruises, writer/director), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Claudio Quest (NY Musical Festival, Best of the Fest), Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals) and many more. Broadway: Avenue Q (Tony nomination), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. Film/TV: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, currently on AppleTV+, The Happytime Murders (STX Films), Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Jr., Emmy nomination), Sesame Street (PBS Kids), Jim Henson’s Word Party and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), creator, co-executive producer and star of Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles (PBS Kids, Emmy nomination). Instagram/Twitter: Johnnytartags

Patrick O’Neill

Choreographer

The Muny: Guys and Dolls (co-choreographer). As a choreographer: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Utah Symphony/Utah Opera), An Evening with Kelli O’Hara and The Boston Pops, musical numbers for Mario Cantone on The View celebrating Barbara Walters. He served as the Associate Choreographer for School of Rock (Broadway, US national tour, Australia and Korea), The Heart of Rock & Roll (Old Globe), Ever After (Alliance), and as an Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Harmony (Ahmanson, Alliance), and The Nutty Professor (directed by Jerry Lewis). In 2022, Patrick directs London premiere On The Edge – A New Musical. patrickoneill.me / @itspatrickoneill

Brad Haak

Music Director

Past Muny credits: Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, A Funny Thing…Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, South Pacific, The King and I. Broadway: An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, Lestat and Il Divo – A Musical Affair. Pianist for The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Phantom of the Opera. National tours: The Lion King, Miss Saigon. Music supervision and orchestrations for Daddy Long Legs (off-Broadway, London, Tokyo, Seoul and 19 US productions) and for director John Caird’s A Knight’s Tale (Tokyo) and Spirited Away (March 2022.) International: Sousatzka (Toronto), An American in Paris (Paris), Honk! (Singapore and Philippines), Jane Eyre (Tokyo). Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Follies (Jeff Award for music direction) and Sunday in the Park with George, Children of Eden at The Kennedy Center. Orchestrator for New York and Boston Pops, National Symphony, LA Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic.

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