London critics and audiences raved about Tony nominee Andy Karl, as he headlined Groundhog Day at the Old Vic, it is now confirmed that Karl will lead the the production when it opens at the August Wilson Theatre where the stage adaptation of the 1993 film is set to begin previews on March 16 and open on April 17th .
Karl received Tony nominations for his two most recent Broadway performances: On the Twentieth Century and Rocky. His additional Main Stem credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jersey Boys, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde and Wicked. He recently appeared on Law & Order: SVU as Sergeant Mike Dodds, playing son to his former On the Twentieth Century co-star Peter Gallagher.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, the musical features a score by Matilda's Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the original film). No word yet on further casting; Karl played Phil in London opposite Carlyss Peer as Rita.