Producer Ken Davenport announced today that Telly Leung ("Glee"), Uzo Aduba (Coram Boy), Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby) and Morgan James are set to join previously announced star Hunter Parrish in the upcoming Broadway revival and 40th anniversary production of the legendary rock musical GODSPELL.
Telly Leung was born and raised in New York City. His Broadway credits include the revivals of Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures, and the final company of Rent, for which he made his film debut in Radical Media / Sony's Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, which is now available on DVD and Blue Ray.
He has performed all over the country at Carnegie Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Sacramento Music Circus, Fords Theater, North Carolina Theater. Four Seasons Theater, and North Shore Music Theater.
On television, Telly has most notably appeared in "Glee" as one of the featured members of New Directions' rival singing group, The Dalton Academy Warblers. His other television credits include "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and the ABC performing arts drama, "Limelight."
Morgan James recently appeared on Broadway in the original casts of Wonderland and The Addams Family. She performed as a soloist in Bernstein's Mass with the BSO at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center (Grammy nominated recording).
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Morgan's regional stage credits include productions at the Wilma Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Barrington Stage and Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
As a solo artist, Morgan has played to sold-out crowds throughout New York City with her seven-piece soul band, as well as her smaller ensembles.
Nick Blaemire made his Broadway debut with the musical Cry-Baby. He also appeared in the national tour of the hit musical Altar Boyz. His regional theatre credits include The Last Goodbye at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lil's 90th at Long Wharf Theatre and James Lapine's Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing at the Vineyard Playhouse.
His film and television credits include Gods Behaving Badly, The Assassination of a High School President, Damsels in Distress, "The Big C," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Guiding Light."
As a composer, Nick wrote the one-night Broadway sensation Glory Days (cast album on Sh-K-Boom Records) and is working on two original new musicals, as well as playing with his band The Hustle.
Uzo Aduba made her Broadway debut in Coram Boy. She also appeared in Jo Bonney and Bill T. Jones' production of The Seven for New York Theater Workshop.
Her regional theatre credits include Dessa Rose at the New Repertory Theatre and A Civil War Christmas at the Huntington Theatre Company, both of which earned her IRNE Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical.
For her performance in The Kennedy Center production of Translations of Xhosa, Uzo was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play.
Direction by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), GODSPELL begins preview performances at Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th Street) on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Opening Night is Monday, November 7 (7 p.m.).
GODSPELL reunites Daniel Goldstein -- making his Broadway directorial debut -- and members of the design team from his critically-acclaimed 2006 Paper Mill Playhouse conception in a new production that has been completely re-imagined for the Circle in the Square, one of Broadway's most intimate, unique and versatile houses.
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), GODSPELL has continued to electrify audiences throughout the country since its original New York premiere in May 1971.
GODSPELL's Tony-nominated score features instantly recognizable hits including "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well, "Prepare Ye the Way," "Light of the World" and many more.
One of the most popular musicals in the world, GODSPELL originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years.
The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL is produced by Ken Davenport, Edgar Lansbury, Broadway Across America, Hunter Arnold, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola and The People of Godspell. Associate producers include Michael McClernon.
GODSPELL features scenic design by David Korins (Passing Strange), costume design by Miranda Hoffman (Well), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart), sound design by Andrew Keister (Company), orchestrations by Michael Holland (Hurricane) and musical direction by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal).