Colleen Ballinger, known for her satirical YouTube persona-turned-Netflix star Miranda Sings, will make her Broadway debut in the musical Waitress. She'll take on the quirky role of Dawn for a four-week limited engagement August 20 through September 15.
Ballinger, who studied vocal performance before internet fame, has amassed over 20 million YouTube subscribers with her woefully misguided character Miranda Sings. Sings went on to get her own Netflix series (Haters Back Off) and has appeared on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
The current cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean as Jenna, Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Ben Thompson as Earl, Larry Marshall as Joe, Benny Elledge as Cal, and Noah Galvin as Ogie.
In addition to Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson musical is traveling the country in a national tour and opened earlier this year at London's Adelphi Theatre.