American singer and actress Katherine McPhee will lead the cast in the UK premiere of Waitress, which opens at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019.

Katharine McPhee is best known for her break-out performance on hit US singing show American Idol – Season 5 and for her starring role in US musical television series Smash.

She recently starred in the hit CBS dramatic series Scorpion and continues to be a successful recording artist in her native US.

McPhee will make her West End debut in the central role of Jenna, having played the role in the Broadway production earlier this year.

Further casting to be announced.

The Tony-nominated musical is based on the 2007 indie film written by Adrienne Shelly and tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie make in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life if only she can find the strength and courage to make a new start.

Find tickets to Waitress

Waitress is booking from 8 March 2019 until 25 May 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.