Cast | & Juliet – The New Musical on Broadway

The Magic of the Cast Behind & Juliet on Broadway

The hit musical “& Juliet” opened on Broadway in 2022, bringing its acclaimed West End cast across the pond. With a book by David West Read and chart-topping pop songs by Max Martin, AndJuliet has captivated audiences with its fresh take on the classic Romeo and Juliet story. But it is the outstanding cast that brings this production to magical life on stage.

Meet the Talented Broadway Cast

Leading the cast is Lorna Courtney reprising her Olivier-winning role as Juliet. Her powerful vocals and emotional performance earned raves in London. Alongside her, Stark Sands takes on the role of William Shakespeare, expertly portraying the insecure writer with charm. Betsy Wolfe shines as Shakespeare’s neglected wife Anne Hathaway, earning laughs with her comic timing. Paulo Szot, a Tony winner for South Pacific, makes a welcome return to Broadway as flamboyant Lance.

Other standouts include Philippe Arroyo as Juliet’s love interest Francois and Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo. With additional Broadway credits, the two lead a strong supporting cast and ensemble that includes Jennifer Weber, Paloma Young, Michael Iván Carrier and more.

Broadway Cast & Creative


  • Lorna Courtney as Juliet
  • Paulo Szot as Lance
  • Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway
  • Austin Scott as Shakespeare
  • Charity Angél Dawson as Angélique
  • Justin David Sullivan as May
  • Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo
  • Philippe Arroyo as Francois
  • Creative:

  • Music and Lyrics – Max Martin
  • Book – David West Read
  • Director – Luke Sheppard
  • Choreographer – Jennifer Weber
  • Set Designer – Soutra Gilmour
  • Costume Designer – Paloma Young
  • Lighting Designer – Howard Hudson
  • Sound Designer – Gareth Owen
  • Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements – Bill Sherman
  • Musical Director – Dominic Fallacaro
  • Reimagining the Characters

    Breathing life into these iconic roles is no simple feat, but the &Juliet cast rises to the challenge. Courtney brings vibrancy and modernity to Juliet, while Sands adds nuance and depth to Shakespeare. Hathaway becomes more than just a footnote in history thanks to Wolfe’s vivacious performance. The cast’s fresh takes on these classical figures is a delight to behold.

    Vocal Powerhouses

    Martin’s chart-topping pop anthems provide a thrilling showcase for the cast’s incredible voices. Courtney stuns with renditions of “Since U Been Gone” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” while Szot’s rich baritone lends gravitas to “That’s the Way (I Like It).” Wolfe and Sands shine on playful duets like “Larger Than Life.” The cast breathes new life into these hits.

    Critical Acclaim

    The Broadway cast has earned rave reviews, with Courtney singled out for her “charismatic,” “nuanced” take on Juliet. Sands has been praised for his “witty, vulnerable” Shakespeare, with critics calling his performance “triumphant.” Wolfe, Szot and the supporting players earn similar raves, making “& Juliet” a true ensemble success.

    Awards Buzz

    And Juliet received multiple 2022 Tony nominations including Best Musical and Best Book for Read. Courtney was recognized for Leading Actress, while Szot and other cast members earned nominations. The production also won 2022 Drama League Awards for Outstanding Musical and Distinguished Performance. More nominations and wins are likely to come.

    Legacy of the Cast

    As the original Broadway cast, this company will go down in history as defining these roles for a new generation. Their portrayal of these reimagined characters will be long remembered. Years from now, theatre fans will look back on their performances as the standard for any future productions of the show.

    The Magic of Live Theatre

    Experiencing the electricity of the “&Juliet” cast’s live performances is a truly magical, unforgettable event for audiences. Their charisma, vocals and chemistry together make this a must-see show. The talent of this cast brings the joy and excitement of live musical theatre to new heights.

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