First cast announced for The Devil Wears Prada musical in West End

Vanessa Williams as Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada
Vanessa Williams as Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada. Credit: Matt Crocket

First casting has been announced for The Devil Wears Prada musical in the West End!

American actress Vanessa Williams will lead the company of the new production as Miranda Priestly.

Joining her will be Olivier Award winner Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) as Nigel.

Based on the hit movie of the same name, a brand new stage adaptation makes its UK premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2024.

Before its run in the West End, the show will have a pre-West End season at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 9 July – 17 August 2024.

Vanessa Williams said: “Bringing Miranda Priestly to life in the West End is an absolute dream come true. Gird your loins, folks.”

Matt Henry added: “Having been a huge fan of the film, a passion for fashion and the fact that the role of Nigel is iconic, what’s not to love about joining the cast of The Devil Wears Prada The Musical?!”

Further casting is to be announced.

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At the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2024 to 31 May 2025

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Meanwhile, you can purchase tickets for the Plymouth run here. Tickets are priced from £18.

As for the creative team, Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray) helms the new production with set design by Tim Hatley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Bruno Poet, sound design by Gareth Owen and casting by Jill Green CDG

The Devil Wears Prada is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger and the 2006 movie adaption which featured Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The musical has music by Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub and a book by Kate Wetherhead.

Fresh out of college, aspiring journalist Andy scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine working for fashion’s most powerful and terrifying icon — editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly.

Sacrificing her personal life to meet Miranda’s impossible demands, Andy finds herself seduced by the glamorous world she once despised. How far will she go to succeed… and will it be worth selling her soul to get what she’s always wanted?

For more information, visit devilwearspradamusical.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.