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Ingrid Michaelson is set to make her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 this summer.
The singer-songwriter will join the musical as Natasha’s distraught cousin Sonya at the Imperial Theatre from July 3 through Aug. 13. Brittain Ashford, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave from the show.
As Sonya, Michaelson will perform the standout ballad of friendship and loyalty called “Sonya Alone,” which The Hollywood Reporter wrote is “arguably the musical’s most beautiful song…. I would see the show many times over for that one song alone.”
Michaelson will debut alongside Hamilton alum Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan as Pierre, currently played by Josh Groban. Tony nominees Denee Benton and Lucas Steele are also among the cast.
Michaelson recently released Alter Egos, an EP featuring duets with Sara Bareilles, AJR, John Paul White, Tegan and Sara and Lucius. She also just inked a deal to develop and star in a semi-autobiographical comedy for Hulu, and will make her film debut this Friday in Humor Me, premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Written and composed by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin, the immersive electro-pop opera is based on a 70-page section of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It led this year’s Tonys race with 12 nominations, and took home the awards for scenic design and lighting design.
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