Sitcom queen Fran Drescher is extending her royal engagement in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway by three weeks. Drescher, who plays the role of Cinderella’s stepmother Madame, will now appear in the musical through June 29.
Drescher is best known for her iconic role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, which she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced. Her other film and TV credits include Saturday Night Fever, American Hot Wax, Summer of Fear, The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, This Is Spinal Tap, Jack, Living With Fran and Happily Divorced. Drescher has appeared in off-Broadway productions of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), The Exonerated and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also performed in a special production of Camelot at Lincoln Center.
Along with Drescher, the cast of Cinderella currently includes Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.