Tony nominee Brad Oscar will play lovable bootlegger Cookie McGee in Nice Work If You Can Get It beginning January 8 at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. Oscar will fill in for Tony winner Michael McGrath, who will take a two-month hiatus from the Gershwin tuner.
Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It features a score of classic George and Ira Gershwin songs and a book by Joe DiPietro. The musical tells the story of Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick), who falls in love with tomboy bootlegger Billie Bendix (Kelli O’Hara) on the weekend of his wedding. Oscar will reunite with Broderick in Nice Work after appearing together in The Producers on Broadway. McGrath, who originated the role of Cookie McGee, earned a 2011 Tony Award for his performance.
In addition to Broderick, O’Hara and Oscar, Nice Work If You Can Get It currently stars Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Blythe Danner as Millicent Winter, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen. Nice Work If You Can Get It originally opened on April 24, 2012.
In addition to The Producers, Oscar has appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde and Aspects of Love. His film and TV credits include Ghost Town, Smash, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the film adaptation of The Producers.