Jack McBrayer to play Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
McBrayer is best known for starring in 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013 alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He also provides the voice of Fix-It Felix for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as lending his voice to animated characters in Despicable Me and The Simpsons.
McBrayer joins a previously announced cast including Katharine McPhee as Jenna Hunterson, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a small-town waitress who is trapped in a loveless marriage and is expecting a child. Learning of a pie competition in a local town, she enters the competition in order to win a large cash prize and start a new life for her and her child.
It was also recently announced that Waitress will host two “cast album karaoke nights”, where audience members can sign up to sing one minute of their favourite song from the show after the performance.
The production will also mark the first West End musical to be led by an all-female creative team, featuring original music by Sara Bareilles.
Waitress tickets are available now.