Cast & Creative

Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Tina Fey

Book

Tina Fey is an award-winning writer, actress, and producer. She wrote the 2004 film Mean Girls, in which she also played Ms. Norbury. Fey created and starred as Liz Lemon on the celebrated comedy series 30 Rock, which earned 16 Emmys (and 103 total nominations) over 7 seasons. Prior to 30 Rock, Fey enjoyed 9 seasons as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. She continues to co-create and/or produce hit shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Great News, and Girls5eva and the feature films Sisters, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and, in 2024, the musical feature version of Mean Girls. As an actor, she has appeared in Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted, Admission, This is Where I Leave You, Pixar’s Soul, Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building and most recently Kenneth Brannagh’s A Haunting in Venice. In 2011, Fey published her first book, Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best seller list for 5 consecutive weeks. She lives with her husband and two daughters in New York City, but is thrilled at the chance to work again in London.

Jeff Richmond

Music

Jeff Richmond is an award-winning composer, songwriter and producer for television, theatre and film. He served as composer and an Executive Producer on NBC’s 30 Rock, winning three Primetime Emmy Awards alongside his wife Tina Fey. He began as a musical director at The Second City in Chicago and eventually moved on to Saturday Night Live, where he spent 5 years creating special material for talents ranging from Jack Black to Tom Brady. Jeff’s New York theatre credits include the musical Melancholy Baby, Lobo A Go-Go, the score for Fully Committed and Mean Girls the Musical. His most recent television credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Great News (NBC), Mr. Mayor (NBC), The Mapleworth Murders (Quibi) and Girls5eva (Netflix) where he serves as Executive Producer and creator of music. Richmond was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2018 for Mean Girls. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and their two daughters.

Nell Benjamin

Lyrics

Nell Benjamin wrote the lyrics to the Tony-nominated MEAN GIRLS and co-wrote the score to Legally Blonde: the Musical, (Olivier Award, Tony nomination) with Laurence O’Keefe. She also co-wrote The Sea Beast for Netflix (Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination. Annie Award nomination). She has written book and/or lyrics for Come Fall In Love: the DDLJ Musical, Dave The Musical, Because of Winn Dixie; Cam Jansen (Drama Desk Nomination); Half Time; Pirates! (or Gilbert and Sullivan plunder’d), Sarah, Plain and Tall; The Mice (from 3hree); I Want My Hat Back, How I Became A Pirate, The New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve celebration and Young People’s concerts.

Her play, The Explorers Club won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, a Drama Desk nomination, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant.

For Television, she has worked on Unhappily Ever After; Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca; The Electric Company; Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris; Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; Julie’s Greenroom. Nell is currently working on Nancy Drew: The Musical, Real Women Have Curves, Huzzah!, and Fado, along with an original movie musical for Universal. She is a proud recipient of the Jonathan Larson award and Kleban Foundation grant, and a member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild.

Casey Nicholaw

Direction & Choreography

Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer). Currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Some Like It Hot (2023 Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for Best Choreography, Outer Critics Circle nomination in the same category, Tony® nomination for Best Direction), Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Choreography), and co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for co-director and nominations in the same categories for choreography); Olivier award winner for Best Choreography. Other notable Broadway credits as director/choreographer: The Prom (2019 Tony® nomination for Best Direction), Mean Girls (2018 Tony® nominations for Best Direction and Choreography), Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten! (2015 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Direction and Choreography) Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony® and Drama Desk nominations for Best Direction and Choreography, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Choreography); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Represented on the West End as co-director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon. Other notable West End Credits as director/choreographer: The Drowsy Chaperone, Dreamgirls, and Aladdin. Film and TV credits include: The Prom (choreographer), Trolls (choreographer), Smash (director, S2 E7).