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Jack McBrayer to make his West End debut as Ogie in Waitress

Jack McBrayer

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AMERICAN film and television star Jack McBrayer will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie in Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress, which will begin preview performances at the Adelphi Theatre on February 8, 2019 ahead of its official opening night on March 7.

As previously announced, Katharine McPhee will star as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year, alongside Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and with David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter. Read more

Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.

Jack McBrayer was Emmy-nominated for his portrayal of Kenneth Parcell on the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed series 30 Rock for NBC. He is also known for his work on The Jack and Triumph Show for Universal/Adult Swim, Adult Swim’s first half hour comedy straight to series pickup, which McBrayer executive produced and starred opposite Robert Smigel.

He can be seen in Cooties opposite Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson for Lionsgate which premiered at Sundance. He also starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall opposite Jason Segel, directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow for Universal.

His other credits include Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, directed and written by Adam McKay and produced by Judd Apatow for Columbia Pictures; The Campaign opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, directed by Jay Roach for Warner Bros; opposite Bill Hader in The To Do List for CBS Films; and They Came Together opposite Paul Rudd and directed by David Wain for Lionsgate.

McBrayer can also be seen appearing on ABC’s The Middle, Comedy Central’s Drunk History opposite Derek Waters and USA’s Playing House opposite Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. He can also be heard voicing the lead role of Fix-It Felix in Wreck-It Ralph, directed by Rich Moore and produced by John Lasseter for Disney. His other animated film voice credits include Despicable Me for Universal, The Simpsons on Fox and Archer on FX.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.

Waitress also recently announced the first of its Cast Album Karaoke nights in London.