News: Todrick Hall Joins The London Cast of Shrek The Musical This Summer

May 10, 2024
News: Todrick Hall Joins The London Cast of Shrek The Musical This Summer

Todrick Hall will join the London cast of Shrek the Musical, which will run at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith for a limited 6 week run from the 19th July – 31st August 2024, following hot on the heels of a major UK tour.

Best known for his time judging RuPaul’s Drag Race, as singer-songwriter and as a media personality with over 900 million views on YouTube, Todrick Hall will join the cast playing the fan favourite character of Donkey.

No stranger to the stage, Todrick made his Broadway debut in The Color Purple and went on to join the original Broadway cast of Memphis. He has also starred as Lola in Kinky Boots, Ogie in Waitress; and played Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway and the West End. He recently played Nurse in Wild About You and has originated the role of Sean in Burlesque in the UK, for which he also contributed multiple songs. He has worked with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande as well as written, co-produced and released 17 studio albums and appeared on over a dozen television shows which include The Masked Singer, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dear White People, and The Greatest Dancer.

Todrick joins the previously announced Antony Lawrence (Shrek), Joanne Clifton (Princess Fiona), James Gillan (Lord Farquaad) and Cherece Richards (Dragon).

The fairytale world of Shrek has been reimagined by a new creative team and features all the classic characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film, accompanied by the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical.

The creative team includes acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston (Bonnie and Clyde, Garrick Theatre, UK Tour; Beauty and the Beast, UK tour), co-director Sam Holmes (Club Tropicana the Musical), set and costume designer Philip Witcomb (Bonnie and Clyde, Garrick Theatre, UK Tour; Jack & The Beanstalk, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham). Further creative team includes Ben Cracknell (lighting), Ben Harrison (sound) and Nina Dunn (projection design).

This award-winning musical brings to life the world of Shrek live on stage in an unforgettable production to melt hearts of all ages. Dreamwork’s spectacular musical is based on their much-loved Oscar winning animated film.

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