Steve Carell, a screen star most known for television’s “The Office,” has been cast in the title role of Broadway’s upcoming “Uncle Vanya.” The previously announced production of Anton Chekhov’s play, directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring a new adaptation from Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck, will begin previews on April 2, 2024, and officially open on April 24 at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.
“Uncle Vanya” will mark Carell’s first Broadway appearance. He was seen Off-Broadway in the 1995 play “Sin.” From 2006-2011, Carell earned a combined nine Emmy Award nominations for “The Office,” for his leading performance as Michael Scott and as one of the series’ producers. In 2020, Carell was nominated for an additional Emmy for his turn as Mitch Kessler on “The Morning Show.” Carell’s film work includes a 2015 Academy Award-nominated performance as John Du Pont in “Foxcatcher.”
Additional cast members newly announced for “Uncle Vanya” are William Jackson Harper as Astrov, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mama Voinitski, Mia Katigbak as Marina, Tony nominee Alfred Molina as Alexander Serabryakov, Tony nominee Alison Pill as Sonya and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose as Yelena. Casting for the production is by Daniel Swee and Camille Hickman.
Complete casting and creative team members will be announced.
“Uncle Vanya” is being produced by Lincoln Center Theater, led by producing artistic director André Bishop.