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. As Michael navigates the complexities of his dual identity, he forms genuine friendships and learns valuable lessons along the way. Tootsie explores themes 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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