From Bette Midler to Beth Leavel: Dream Casting a Hocus Pocus Musical

By Playbill Staff
31 Oct 2013



Beth Leavel

Winifred

Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel made a splash in the title role of The Drowsy Chaperone, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She recently played the iconic title role in Hello, Dolly! at the Cape Playhouse and has starred in Baby It's You!, Elf, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia! and Young Frankenstein.

Carolee Carmello

Three-time Tony nominee Carmello has starred in Parade, Lestat and Scandalous, and is known for her singing chops and comedic skills. Carmello, whose resume also includes Falsettos, Urinetown, 1776, City of Angels, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mamma Mia! and Sister Act, could belt Winifred's solo "I Put a Spell On You" to the balcony. 

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