Katharine McPhee made her Broadway debut in Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre last night. She will carry the lead role, Jenna, through June 17th. The show features music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, who also just finished leading the show last month.
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“What a night. Kind of a blur,” Katharine reflected on her Instagram, “But thank you to this amazing cast who has just made this process that much easier. My heart is so full.”
Check out her first curtain call to roaring applause below:
Last night we welcomed @katharinemcphee to the diner! Congratulations on your Broadway debut, Kat! pic.twitter.com/mvBXQKE76O
— Waitress Musical (@WaitressMusical) April 11, 2018
Katharine’s first performance was an absolute Smash!
Katharine McPhee picked a pretty perfect vehicle to make her Broadway debut. She lands all the comedy; she delivers on those heartbreaking moments; she finds a strength in this character that makes her journey feel all the more rewarding; and she sings the most incredible live version of “She Used to Be Mine” that I have ever heard—no hyperbole. It was stunning and the prolonged applause stopped her first performance.
Show attendees were abuzz with praise on social media.
Truly blown away by @katharinemcphee’s first perf last night in @WaitressMusical. A stunning Broadway debut! 🙌 🥧
— Paul Wontorek (@PaulWontorek) April 11, 2018
Waitress superb with the phenomenon that is @katharinemcphee starring. Flew over from the UK to see opening night and wasn’t disappointed! Brilliant show and a masterful performance. Deep, hilarious with brilliant songs #waitress #broadway #nyc
— Luke Disley (@LukeDisley) April 11, 2018
Tonight was amazing 😍 @katharinemcphee as Jenna in @WaitressMusical 🥧 was fantastic. Her voice legit gave me goosebumps multiple times during the performance. A magical evening indeed 💖
— Miss Envy @ PAX East Booth #22043 (@missenvy) April 11, 2018
Check out photos from Katharine’s opening night below.