After playing the role of Bert for over two years on the North American tour of Mary Poppins, with a stint on Broadway in Summer 2010, Nicolas Dromard will return to the New Amsterdam Theatre, beginning performances on Wednesday, January 9. Tony® Award nominee Gavin Lee played his final performance before taking a leave of absence on Friday, January 4, 2013. He departs to join the West End production of Top Hat through Summer 2013.
Nicolas Dromard was last seen as Bert at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles last year. Broadway: Mary Poppins, The Boy From Oz, Oklahoma. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Wicked, Hairspray, Mamma Mia! Regional: White Christmas, Dancing in the Dark, Gypsy, West Side Story, Dracula, Crazy For You.
He joins a cast that also features Steffanie Leigh as Mary Poppins, Karl Kenzler as George Banks, Megan Osterhaus as Winifred Banks, Valerie Boyle as Mrs. Brill, Janet MacEwen as Bird Woman, Dennis Moench as Robertson Ay, Q. Smith as Miss Andrew and Jonathan Freeman as Admiral Boom. Alternating in the role of Jane Banks are Carly Paige Baron, Maya Jade Frank and Elizabeth Teeter; alternating in the role of Michael Banks are Aidan Gemme, Anthony Pierini and Hayden Signoretti.
Mary Poppins received its worldwide premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End in December 2004. Following its successful three-year London run, the production launched an acclaimed U.K. tour. The Broadway production of Mary Poppins officially opened on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere. Mary Poppins is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still running. The Mary Poppins North American tour has also garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009. With six productions produced on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $679 million and welcomed 9.6 million guests. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.
Mary Poppins Performance Schedule
Mary Poppins is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W. 42nd St between Broadway and 8th). Weekly performance schedule: Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm.