Javier Muñoz, Megan Masako Haley, More Join THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

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The cast and creative team of The Devil Wears Prada | Photo: Jenny Anderson

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Dan Meyer
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June 15, 2022 10:54 AM
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The full cast for the world premiere of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has been revealed. Joining Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestly and Taylor Iman Jones as Andy Sachs will be Javier Muñoz as Nigel Owens, Megan Masako Haley as Emily Charlton, Christiana Cole as Lauren, Tiffany Mann as Kayla, and Michael Tacconi as Nate Angstrom. 

In a bit of casting kismet, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations alum Christian Thompson will play the fictional journalist Christian Thompson, the role originated by Simon Baker in the 2006 movie. Performances begin July 19 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago for a pre-Broadway limited engagement.

Rounding out the ensemble are Kyle Brown, JoJo Carmichael, Olivia Cipolla, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Audrey Douglass, Hannah Douglass, Madison Fendley, Cailen Fu, Michael Samarie George, Henry Gottfried, Marya Grandy, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Liana Hunt, Amber Jackson, Chris Jarosz, Carlos A. Jimenez, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Anthony Murphy, Jim Ortlieb, Johnathan Rice, Sawyer Smith, Terrance Spencer, and CJ Tyson.

The Devil Wears Prada features a score by Elton John and Shaina Taub, a book by Kate Wetherhead, music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, and choreography by James Alsop. Anna D. Shapiro directs. The show is based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling 2003 novel and the blockbuster film from Fox 2000 Pictures. The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical is produced by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment / David Furnish, and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.

As many millennials will recall, The Devil Wears Prada is the story of aspiring journalist Andy Sachs. When she gets a job at Runway Magazine she finds herself working for an editor-in-chief who demands perfection at every turn—often at the cost of Andy’s own happiness. 

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.