The First National Tour of 9 to 5: The Musical Announces Cast


The producers of 9 to 5: The Musical are pleased to announce the cast for the First National Tour that opens on September 21, 2010 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

Dee Hoty will play the role of Violet. She has earned three Tony nominations for her starring roles inFootlooseThe Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies.  Dee starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Performing on and off-Broadway, she toured the country and has been involved in many pre-Broadway workshops. She has appeared in “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and numerous television and film appearances.

The role of Judy will be played by Mamie Parris whose Broadway credits include the Tony-nominated revival of Ragtime110 In the Shade and the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  She turned the road pink in the First National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical, has sung with the Radio City Rockettes, toured with country music icon Kenny Rogers, and participated in over a dozen readings with students of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

“American Idol” finalist Diana DeGarmo has been cast in the role of Doralee Rhodes, made famous by the queen of country music and iconic songwriter, musician, movie star and entrepreneur Dolly Parton.  Diana gained overnight fame, at age 16, as a runner-up on the third season of television’s No. 1 series, “American Idol”.  Broadway credits include Hair, Hairspray and Brooklyn: The Musical and starred in the off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger.DeGarmo was born in Birmingham, AL, raised in Snellville, GA, and currently has a home and resides in Nashville where she continues to co-write and perform in and around the area.

Joseph Mahowald is the unsuspecting Franklin Hart, Jr. Joseph has appeared on Broadway in title roles inJekyll & Hyde, Javert in Les Miz and Chiefton O’Flaherty in The Pirate Queen.  He has performed off-Broadway and in several national tours, was a soloist with major symphonies around the world and has been on all the NY soaps.   Some of his extensive regional credits include being a founding member of the artistic company of Tennessee Repertory and appeared in leading roles in numerous productions

Comic, actress and cabaret performer Kristine Zbornik has been cast for the role of Roz.  Kristine performed on Broadway in A Catered Affair and off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway, Mamma Mia! and Man of LaMancha.

Rounding out the cast is Jane BlassPatrick Boyd, Paul Castree, Holly Davis, Janet DickinsonMadeleine Doherty, Marjorie FailoniGregg GoodbrodK.J. HippensteelJesse J.P. Johnson, Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah Nixon, Rick PessagnoWayne SchroderMicah Shepard andTravis Waldschmidt.

9 to 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. This is the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business… it’s about getting credit and getting even.

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