Be More Chill UK cast announced
13 December 2019
Reporter: Sheila Connor
Casting for the UK première of the Broadway musical Be More Chill has been announced.
The lead roles of Jeremy Heere and Michael Mell will by played by Scott Folan and Blake Patrick Anderson, alongside Renee Lamb and Millie O'Connell, who both starred in Six: The Musical.
Also in the cast are Miracle Chance as Christine Canigula, Stewart Clarke as The Squip, Eloise Davies as Brooke Lohst, James Hameed as Rich Goranski, Miles Paloma as Jake Dillinger, Christopher Fry as Mr Heere and Mr Reyes and Eve Norris as swing with further casting yet to be announced.
Opening at The Other Palace on 12 February 2020, Be More Chill is based on the novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini tells the love story of a boy, a girl... and the supercomputer inside the boy's head guiding him every step of the way. The boy is desperately trying to fit in. The girl is longing to be noticed. The supercomputer just wants to take over the world.
Original music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz. The director will be Stephen Brackett, choreographer Chase Brock, set designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, sound designer Ryan Rumery and projection designer Alex Basco Koch.