Jack McBrayer will star as Ogie as Waitress transfers to the West End this February 2019
Best known for his portrayal of Kenneth Parcell on the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed series 30 Rock, Jack McBrayer will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie in Waitress, which will begin preview performances on 8 February ahead of its official opening night on 7 March. He also starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall opposite Jason Segel, Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, and The Campaign opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
Having played the role on Broadway earlier this year, McBrayer will star alongside fellow Waitress Broadway alum Katharine McPhee as Jenna. Final Waitress casting also includes Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) as Becky, Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!) as Dawn, Peter Hannah (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart) as Earl, with David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr. Pomatter.
Waitress also recently announced the first of its “Cast Album Karaoke” nights in London, meaning that theatre lovers who have always dreamt of singing on the West End stage will soon be able to make their dream a reality. The first ever karaoke nights will be held post-show on Tuesday 19 February and Monday 18 March 2019. For the chance to sing one minute of any song from the show – live on stage and accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley – interested audience members just need to sign up in the theatre before the performance.