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Full principal casting announced for ‘Sweeney Todd’

The full principal cast has been announced for the upcoming revival of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

L-R: Jordan Fisher and Ruthie Ann Miles (Photo credit: Rachel Luna/Getty and Leon Bennett/Getty)

The full principal cast has been announced for the upcoming revival of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Jordan Fisher will play Anthony, Gaten Matarazzo will play Tobias, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles will play Beggar Woman, Maria Bilbao will play Johanna, Jamie Jackson will play Judge Turpin, John Rapson will play Beadle Bamford, Nicholas Christopher will play Pirelli and serve as the standby for Sweeney Todd. Jeanna de Waal will stand by for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman. They join Josh Groban in the title role and Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett, as previously announced.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

This revival will mark the Broadway return for many of these performers. Fisher was last seen on Broadway as the title character in “Dear Evan Hansen.” His other Main Stem credits include “Hamilton” and “Freestyle Love Supreme.” Another “Dear Evan Hansen” alum, Matarazzo was seen in the recent New York City Center Encores! production of “Parade.” Miles won a Tony in 2015 for her featured role as Lady Thiang in “The King and I.” Jackson’s select Main Stem credits include “Wicked” and “The Last Ship.” Rapson previously appeared in the 2014 revival of “Les Misérables.” Christopher, last seen in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon, has also appeared in “Hamilton” and “Motown the Musical.” De Waal last took on the title role in “Diana, the Musical.” Bilbao makes her Broadway debut with this production.

Directed by Thomas Kail, “Sweeney Todd” will begin performances on Feb. 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will open on March 26. With music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, the production will feature the Stephen Sondheim score as it was performed in its first Broadway staging, with Jonathan Tunick’s original 26-player orchestration. The musical features a book by Hugh Wheeler.

The creative team for the revival will also include choreographer Steven Hoggett, set designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Natasha Katz and sound designer Nevin Steinberg. Casting is by The Telsey Office. Baseline Theatrical will serve as general manager. Cody Renard Richard serves as production stage manager.

“Sweeney Todd” is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller.