Isabelle McCalla and More Join Norm Lewis and Faith Prince in Chicago’s 42nd Street

Chicago News   Isabelle McCalla and More Join Norm Lewis and Faith Prince in Chicago’s 42nd Street
The musical will play the Lyric Opera House beginning May 29.
Isabelle McCalla Marc J. Franklin

The full cast is set for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming presentation of 42nd Street. Among those joining the previously announced Norm Lewis as Julian Marsh and Tony winner Faith Prince as Dorothy Brock will be Isabelle McCalla (seen recently on Broadway in The Prom) as Peggy Sawyer, as well as Ashley Day reprising his West End performance as Billy Lawlor.

The principal company will also feature Ruth Gottschall (Mary Poppins) as Maggie Jones, Eddie Korbich (Breakast at Tiffany’s) as Bert Barry, Matt Crowle (Spamalot) as Andy Lee, Kristen Beth Williams (Encores! Mack & Mabel) as Ann Reilly, John Lister as Abner Dillon, and Jay Montgomery as Pat Denning.

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Rounding out the ensemble are Shannon Alvis, Brian Bandura, Matt Casey, Brian Duncan, Annie Jo Ermel, Erica Evans, and Madison Piner; joined by Barry Busby, Juan Caballer, Whitney Cooper, Darien Crago, Alex Drost, Kirsty Fuller, Sarah Gold, Tyler Johnson-Campion, Graham Keen, Drew King, Daniel Marhelko, Sarah Meahl, James Patterson, Emily Phillips, Jason Daniel Rath, Julio Rey, Alyssa Sarnoff, Christopher Shin, Karilyn Surratt, Thomas Sutter, Kelly Swint, Ross Thompson, Paige Williams, and Kelli Youngman, as well as Lyric Opera Chorus members Timothy Bradley, Hoss Brock, Desirée Hassler, Rachael Holzhausen, Tyler Lee, Joseph Shadday, Marie Sokolova, Maia Surace, Corinne Wallace-Crane, Nicholas Ward, Kelsea Webb, and Max Wier.

The Stephen Mear-directed production transfers from Paris’ Théâtre du Chátelet to the U.S. Gareth Valentine will conduct the Lyric Opera Orchestra.

The musical rounds out Lyric's 2019–2020 season. Their newly announced upcoming lineup includes the Robert Carsen staging of Singin' in the Rain, which also hails from Chátelet.

Prince and Lewis have been special guest performers on Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise featuring Kate Baldwin, Tedd Firth, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Aaron Lazar, Beth Leavel, Gavin Lee, Kate Shindle and Ambassadors Lucie Arnaz, Ted Chapin, and Tommy Tune (April 26–May 4, 2020), and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Gavin Creel, Santino Fontana, Caissie Levy, John McDaniel, Lindsay Mendez, and Will Swenson and for Broadway on the Nile (December 27, 2020–January 7, 2021) with performers soon to be announced and Broadway on the Caribbean (February 15–22, 2021) featuring Jenn Colella, Corey Cott, Nikki M James, John McDaniel, Laura Osnes, and Faith Prince. To book a suite or stateroom, call Playbill Travel at 866-455-6789 or visit

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