Santino Fontana stars
The 1980s hit movie, Tootsie, is getting a musical adaptation in 2018. Starting with an engagement in Chicago the brand new musical will be heading to Broadway in the spring of 2019! With Tony Nominee Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Cinderella, Frozen) starring as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels and the composer behind the Broadway hit The Band's Visit, David Yazbek, penning the tunes Tootsie is getting a fresh 21st-century makeover!
Originally starring Dustin Hoffman in the lead role, Tootise tells the story of struggling actor Michael Dorsey who's got a bad reputation and decides to take somewhat drastic action in order to change his fate. The movie was a financial and critical success when it opened in 1982, it was the second most profitable movie of the year and received Ten Academy Award nominations. However, Jessica Lange was the only one to receive an Academy Award for the movie with Best Supporting Actress. It may not have swept up the Academy Awards but Tootsie, directed by Sydney Pollack, did go onto win three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jessica Lange) and Best Motion Picture.
What is Tootsie about?
Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor with an impossible reputation, decides to turn the tide of fate. Taking drastic action, Dorsey decides to start dressing up as a woman and becomes Dorothy Michaels! Dorothy Michaels certainly has more luck than Dorsey and lands a job on a popular day time drama. As time progresses Dorsey starts to lose himself within Dorothy, with her 'independent woman' attitude Dorothy wins the hearts and gains popularity with women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds who all want to be more like Dorothy! Of course the course of 'dress-up' never did run smooth and Dorsey/Dorothy soon find themselves in a bit of bother with an tricky and confusing love triangle...