Sutton Foster and Marc Kudisch
as Millie Dillmount and Trevor Graydon III...
The whole production began in workshops back in 1999,
with the starring roles initially filled by
Marc, Kristen Chenowith and Bea Arthur.
Kristen began work on her own sitcom, however,
and an understudy (named Sutton) took over.
Another "overnight success" story!
Harriet Sansom Harris
as the slightly evil Mrs. Meers.
Replacements for the role:
Delta Burke and Dixie Carter.
Harriet won both a Drama Desk Award
and a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Mrs. Meer's henchman,
brothers Ching Ho and Bun Foo.
played by Ken Leung and Francis Jue.
We'll hear them and Harriet in "Muqin".
Another Tony went to Sutton,
along with the Best Musical of 2002 award.
"Not For The Life Of Me"