Betty Buckley’s Run in the National Tour of Hello Dolly Comes to a Conclusion

Fans of Hello Dolly, and in extension Betty Buckley, will see her walk down the majestic Harmonia Gardens stairs for one last time following the end of her run in the national tour of the Tony-winning revival.


The tour which started back in September 2018 in Utica, New York, sees Betty Buckley star as Dolly Gallagher Levi, alongside Nic Rouleau as Cornelius Hackl, Lewis J. Stadlen as Horace Vandergelder among other amazing cast members. The iconic Opera House in Boston will host Buckley’s final performance.

The tour of Hello Dolly! is packed with an amazing production team. Jerry Zaks is the director, Warren Carlyle choreographer, Scott Lehrer as sound designer, among others.

Buckley has her life planned after Hello Dolly, and there re lots of concert engagements waiting for her around the corner. From Oct 17-19, she will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa California; The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Nov 2; and finally The New York’s famed Café Carlyle from March 10-21.

Buckley who has been in the Broadway scene for quite a while now starred in Pippin and 1776. She earned a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the original production of Cats. She has also starred in Triumph of Love where she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, and Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Buckley successor is three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello. She comes with a wealth of experience having starred in several Broadway productions such as City of Angels, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting, Mamma Mia, among others.

2 Replies to "Betty Buckley's Run in the National Tour of Hello Dolly Comes to a Conclusion"

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    Sandy Kozik
    September 24, 2019 (8:48 pm)

    With all due respect to Ms. Carmello, it seems as though the powers that be would have (should have) put another grand dame of musical theatre in the lead role. I only wanted to see it on Broadway to see Bette Miller. Half the fun of this show is seeing a legend work her magic in the leading role. Otherwise it’s another “truck show out of Atlanta with recent college grads getting their wings.”
    What is the draw here?

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    Sandy Kozik
    September 24, 2019 (8:49 pm)


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