Tony winner Mandy Patinkin will return to the Broadway stage in the role of Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. Patinkin will play a three-week run in the musical beginning on August 15 and concluding on September 3. The musical's current Pierre, Okieriete Onaodowan, will conclude his run three weeks earlier than planned, on August 13.
Patinkin's role in Comet marks his first Broadway appearance in more than five years. He was last seen on Broadway alongside his fellow Tony-winning Evita star, Patti LuPone, in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin's extensive Broadway career has also included originating the title role in Sunday in the Park with George, as well as credits including The Secret Garden, Falsettos, The Wild Party and solo engagements Mandy Patinkin in Concert and Celebrating Sondheim. In addition to his Evita Tony win, Patinkin has received accolades for his screen work, including a 1995 Emmy win for Chicago Hope and three Emmy nominations for Homeland. He was also nominated for a 1984 Golden Globe Award for his performance alongside Barbra Streisand in the film adaptation of Yentl.
The current cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 also includes Denée Benton as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Amber Gray as Hélène, Grace McLean as Marya D and Ingrid Michaelson, who plays Sonya through August 13. The role of Pierre was originated on Broadway by Josh Groban.