Broadway & Bohemian Spirit Ignites with Ricky Rojas’s Return To The Tony Award®- Winning Best Musical “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

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Featuring Global Pop Icon & Grammy Award-Winning Artist Boy George, The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, & Moulin Rouge! warmly announces the return of original Broadway cast member Ricky Rojas in the role of Santiago at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).

Courtney Reed as Satine & Derek Klena as Christian – CWM – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.

This news comes as Gabe Martínez bids farewell to the role this past Sunday, March 24. In an exhilarating blend of talent and charisma, Rojas will share the stage with current cast members, including Courtney Reed as Satine, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena as Christian, and the sensational Boy George taking on the role of Harold Zidler. The cast also stars André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, and Sophie Carmen-Jones as Nini.

André Ward as Lautrec – Photo by Matthew Murphy

Ricky Rojas, a Chilean-born and Australian-raised powerhouse, has captivated Broadway audiences with his dynamic performances and versatile acting skills. From his debut in Burn the Floor to his acclaimed portrayal of Santiago, Rojas’s journey in Moulin Rouge! The Musical from Boston to Broadway has been a testament to his profound impact on the performing arts. His repertoire extends beyond these roles, including standout performances in Sister Act: The Musical, Tonight’s the Night, Rod Stewart Musical, Grease,& and several others, showcasing his wide-ranging talent across various theaters and productions.

The addition of pop icon Boy George to the cast as Harold Zidler adds unparalleled depth and vibrancy to the production, promising audiences an unforgettable theatrical experience. With Courtney Reed, Derek Klena, André Ward, David Harris, and Sophie Carmen-Jones, Ricky Rojas’s return signifies a rejuvenation of the Bohemian spirit that defines Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Rojas’s contributions to musical theatre have entertained audiences worldwide and inspired aspiring Hispanic and Latino actors and performers. His dedication to his craft and the passion he brings to every performance are emblematic of Broadway’s unparalleled excellence. As Moulin Rouge! The Musical, continues to dazzle audiences at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Ricky Rojas addition alongside Boy George and the talented cast promises a spectacular blend of music and drama that fans have come to love.

David Harris as The Duke – Photo by Matthew Murphy

Tickets to attend performances through February 23, 2025 are available here


Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, two Drama League Awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical, five Drama Desk Awards and ten Outer Critics Circle Award Honor citations including New Broadway Musical.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened to critical acclaim at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in the Summer of 2019 and reopened in September 2021 following the shutdown of Broadway due to the pandemic.

The Lady Ms – Leigh Madjus, Tasia Jungbauer, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Sophie Carmen Jones – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.

“Spectacular! Euphoric! In Moulin Rouge! The Musical, life is beautiful,” raves The New York Times. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a fabulous new musical. The high begins the instant you walk into the theatre,” said the New York Post. Entertainment Weekly concludes that “it’s easy to believe that Moulin Rouge! The Musical could run for 50 years.”

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers and with a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan, choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine.

The design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award® winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), Tony Award® winner Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (Make-up design) and Tony Award® winner Matt Stine (Music Producer). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

The Lady Ms – In Silhouette – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

Rojas joins current cast members Courtney Reed as Satine, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena as Christian, Boy George as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, and Sophie Carmen Jones as Nini. Oyoyo Joi is the Satine


The cast includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Tasia Jungbauer, Jeigh Madjus, Dabria Aguilar, Cameron Burke, Nick Burrage, Lauren Celentano, Patrick Clanton, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Aaron C. Finley, Bahiyah Hibah, Heather Makalani, Nick Martinez, Kaitlin Mesh, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Clay Rice-Thomson, Amy Quanbeck, Jenn Stafford, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Michael Bryan Wang, Bria Jené Williams, Shaun-Avery Williams, Jordan Wynn, Ricardo A. Zayas.

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and – above all – Love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 20 years ago.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke. General management is by Foresight Theatrical. Co-producers of the Broadway production include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Erica Lynn Schwartz / Matt Picheny / Stephanie Rosenberg, Adam Blanshay Productions / Nicolas & Charles Talar, Iris Smith, Aleri Entertainment, CJ ENM, Sophie Qi/Harmonia Holdings, AF Creative Media / International Theatre Fund, Baz &Co. / Len Blavatnik, Endeavor Content, Tom & Pam Faludy, Gilad- Rogowsky / InStone Productions, John Gore Organization, Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH, Spencer Ross, Nederlander Presentations / IPN, Eric Falkenstein / Suzanne Grant, Jennifer Fischer, Peter May / Sandy Robertson, Triptyk Studios, Carl Daikeler / Sandi Moran, Desantis- Baugh Productions, Red Mountain Theatre Company / 42ND.CLUB, Candy Spelling Tulchin Bartner, Roy Furman and Jujamcyn Theatres.

Released by 20th Century Studios, Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two.

The Moulin Rouge of Paris, managed by Jean-Jacques Clerico (CEO), is a dazzling and spectacular universe, the symbol of the Parisian way of celebrating since 1889. Starting life as a popular cabaret and dance hall, the venue became an iconic music hall in the Roaring Twenties, and then a theatre where numerous famous French and international artists stepped out into the limelight. Today, the Moulin Rouge and its 60 artists present the Féerie revue show: two hours of amazement between cabaret and music hall styles where dance scenes and surprise acts intersperse – without forgetting the Moulin Rouge’s most emblematic dance, the French Cancan! Since its creation, the Moulin Rouge of Paris has always been an invitation to live and share all the emotions and effervescence of a unique party extravaganza.

Boy George as Harold Zidler and Lady Ms – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

The Grammy-nominated Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, is now available by Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album chart.

The book Moulin Rouge! The Musical: The Story of the Broadway Spectacular, a glittering backstage pass to Moulin Rouge! The Musical and its journey to Broadway, is now available from Rizzoli.

MAC is the Official Makeup Partner and Preciosa is the Official Crystal Partner of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Photos are provided by Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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