Tootsie: Musical Info & Synopsis


Tootsie follows the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor in New York City. Struggling to find work due to his reputation, he decides to reinvent himself as Dorothy Michaels, a strong-willed, feminist actress. As Dorothy, he lands a major role, gaining insight into the challenges women face in the entertainment industry and society. Tootsie offers a light-hearted exploration of gender identity, equality, and the power of empathy.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: Present / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek

Book: Robert Horn

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2019)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Based on a Movie, Comedic, Metamusical, One-Word, Jazz

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