Caroline O'Connor, Todd McKenney, Alan Jones...Anything Goes principal cast announced
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and theatre producer John Frost have announced the principal cast for their new production of Cole Porter’s hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015.
Leading the top-notch cast is Caroline O’Connor as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; Todd McKenney as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Alan Jones as the Captain of the SS American; and Carmen Duncan as Evangeline Harcourt in her musical theatre debut. Rounding out the principals are Wayne Scott Kermond as Moonface Martin, Debora Krizak as Moonface’s girlfriend Emma, Alex Rathgeber as Billy Crocker, and Claire Lyon as Hope Harcourt.
“We’re thrilled that Caroline O’Connor is returning to play Reno Sweeney after her huge success overseas – Caroline has become a genuine Broadway star!”, John Frost and Lyndon Terracini said in a joint statement. “It’s wonderful to have Todd McKenney back working with Opera Australia, and to welcome Australian musical theatre royalty Wayne Scott Kermond to the cast. Alex Rathgeber and Claire Lyon are extraordinary young performers, both known internationally, and Debora Krizak has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for her last two musical theatre performances. It is terrific to invite Carmen Duncan to play her first musical theatre role, and to welcome Alan Jones aboard the S.S. American as its captain. What a stellar lineup of amazing performers we have assembled!”
[Top image] Caroline O'Connor as Rose in 2013's Gypsy Melbourne.
Anything Goes will premiere in Melbourne in May 2015, followed by Brisbane in July and Sydney in September. Visit: www.anythinggoesmusical.com.au.