Mean Girls is a musical with a book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, based on the 2004 film of the same name. The musical premiered at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. in October 2017 and opened on Broadway on April 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre.


A musical adaptation of the 2004 film Mean Girls has been in the works since at least 2013. News emerged on October 3, 2016 — the day of the year fans dub "Mean Girls Day", in reference to a line in the movie — that the musical would have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2017. On December 30, 2016, the National Theatre was confirmed to be the D.C. venue for the upcoming production, premiering in October 2017.


The musical made its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2017 and ran through December 3, 2017. Mean Girls began previews on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on March 12, 2018 ,before opening officially on April 8, 2018. Casey Nicholaw is the director and choreographer and the musical is produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson. On January 7th, 2021, after being shut down for almost 10 months due to the COVID pandemic, the team of Mean Girls announced that they would not be returning to Broadway. A national tour had launched prior to the pandemic.


Character(s) Washington (2017) Opening Broadway (2018) Closing Broadway (2020) Touring Cast (2019)
Cady Heron Erika Henningsen Sabrina Carpenter * Danielle Wade
Regina George Taylor Louderman Renee Rapp * Mariah Rose Faith
Gretchen Wieners Ashley Park Krystina Alabado Megan Masako Haley
Karen Smith Kate Rockwell Laura Leigh Turner Jonalyn Saxer
Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George Kerry Butler Catherine Brunell Gaelen Gilliland
Damian Hubbard Grey Henson Chad Burris Eric Huffman
Kevin Gnapoor

Cheech Manohar

Kabir Bery
Aaron Samuels Kyle Selig Adante Carter
Janis Sarkisian Barrett Wilbert Weed Olivia Kauffmann Mary Kate Morrissey
Mr. Duvall Rick Younger  Lawrence E. Street
Ensemble Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette * English Bernhardt
Ensemble Collins Conley Deshawn Bowens
Ensemble Ben Cook Will Branner
Ensemble Demarius R. Copes * Morgan Bryant
Ensemble Kevin Csolak Sarah Crane
Ensemble Devon Hadsell * Ixchel Cuellar
Ensemble Curtis Holland Mary Beth Donahoe
Ensemble Myles McHale * Niani Feelings
Ensemble Nikhil Saboo * Sky Flaherty
Ensemble Jonalyn Saxer Samuel Gerber
Ensemble Brendon Stimson Fernell Hogan II
Ensemble Riza Takahashi * Asia Marie Kreitz
Ensemble Kamille Upshaw Olivia Renteria
Ensemble Zurin Villanueva Grace Romanello
Ensemble Gianna Yanelli Sydney Mei Ruf-Wong
Marcus Shane
Kaitlyn Louise Smith
David Wright Jr.
Blake Zelesnikar
  • denotes Broadway debut

Swings: Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen and Iain Young

Standby: Tee Boyich (Cady Heron, Gretchen Wieners, Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George)

Understudies: Myles McHale (Mr. Duvall), Chris Medlin (Kevin Gnapoor), Becca Petersen (Cady Heron, Regina George), Nikhil Saboo (Kevin Gnapoor), Jonalyn Saxer (Cady Heron, Karen Smith, Regina George), Brendon Stimson (Damian Hubbard, Mr. Duvall), Riza Takahashi (Janis Sarkisian), Zurin Villanueva (Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith) and Gianna Yanelli (Janis Sarkisian)

Musical Numbers[]


Act I
  • "A Cautionary Tale" – Janis and Damian
  • "It Roars" – Cady and Ensemble
  • "Where Do You Belong?" – Damian, Janis, Cady and Ensemble
  • "Meet the Plastics" – Damian, Janis, Regina, Gretchen, Karen and Cady
  • "Stupid With Love" – Cady and Aaron
  • "Apex Predator" – Janis and Cady
  • "What’s Wrong with Me?" – Gretchen
  • “Stupid With Love (Reprise)” – Cady and Aaron
  • "Sexy" – Karen and Ensemble
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" – Regina, Aaron and Ensemble
  • "Revenge Party" – Janis, Damian, Cady and Ensemble
  • "Fearless" – Gretchen, Karen, Cady, Regina and Ensemble
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" (Reprise) – Regina and Ensemble
Act II
  • "Stop" – Damian, Karen and Ensemble
  • “What’s Wrong With Me” (Reprise) – Gretchen and Mrs. George
  • "Whose House Is This?" – Kevin G, Cady, Gretchen, Karen and Ensemble
  • "More Is Better" – Cady and Aaron
  • "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise 2)" – Janis and Damian
  • "World Burn" – Regina and Ensemble
  • "I’d Rather Be Me" – Janis and Ensemble
  • "Do This Thing" – Cady, Ms. Norbury, Kevin G, Mathletes and Ensemble
  • "I See Stars" – Cady and Full Company


The Original Broadway Cast recording was released digitally in the US on May 18, 2018. Physical album release in the US was on June 15, 2018.