Sinatra The Musical Star Announced
Tony Award-winner Matt Doyle will take on the iconic role of Frank Sinatra in the World Premiere of Sinatra The Musical, the spectacular new musical based on the life and career of the legendary artist and cultural icon.
Winner of the Tony Award for his performance as Jamie in the Broadway production of Company, the former Gossip Girl star said, “I have no doubt my Italian grandmothers would be profoundly overjoyed. This one is for Geraldine Padula and Nicoletta Macchia who raised my family and me on Frank’s music. I cannot begin to express what an honour it is to take on The Chairman of the Board’s incredible legacy.”
Director and Choreographer Kathleen Marshall said, “Matt is an incredible actor and singer, and he has all the charm, charisma, sensitivity and depth to bring the story of Frank Sinatra’s life and artistry to Birmingham Rep.”
Written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and Directed and Choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, this sensational musical features a cast of 20 actors, 17 musicians, and over 25 of Sinatra’s most legendary songs including, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “The Way You Look Tonight” and “That’s Life”.
It’s New Year’s Eve 1942 and a skinny 27-year-old Italian-American singer is about to step onto the stage of New York’s Paramount Theatre and give a performance that will change music history.
As Frank Sinatra’s career suddenly skyrockets, he struggles with balancing the love of his wife, Nancy, against the demands and temptations of being the most popular singer in America. But when he begins a torrid affair with movie goddess Ava Gardner, his records stop selling and the press turns against him, sending his career into a tailspin. Driven by his devotion to his family, Sinatra employs his peerless artistry and dogged determination to stage the greatest comeback in showbiz history.
The first show of its kind to explore Frank’s life off stage and on, see Sinatra The Musical first at The Rep. It will run from 23 September to 28 October 2023. Visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/sinatramusical/ to purchase tickets.