Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will join the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on July 3 for a run through August 15. Michaelson will play the role of Sonya, originated on Broadway by Brittain Ashford.
Michaelson is known for her folk-pop albums including Slow the Rain, Girls and Boys, Everybody, Lights Out and the most recent, It Doesn't Have to Make Sense. Her singles "The Way I Am" and "Girls Chase Boys" topped the Billboard Hot 100 list upon their release. The Great Comet will mark Michaelson's Broadway debut.
The current cast of The Great Comet also includes Josh Groban as Pierre, Denée Benton as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Gelsey Bell as Mary/Opera Singer/Maidservant, Nicholas Belton as Andrey/Bolkonsky, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Amber Gray as Hélène, Grace McLean as Marya D and Paul Pinto as Balaga/Servant/Opera Singer.
As previously announced, Okieriete Onaodowan will take over the role of Pierre from Josh Groban beginning on July 3.