The revival of Hello, Dolly! is “a feast for the eyes,” according to actor Lewis J. Stadlen, who portrays Horace Vandergelder in the revered musical.

This production stays true to the original Hello, Dolly! choreography and direction by the late Gower Champion when the play opened at the St. James Theatre in 1964 and starred Carol Channing.

Citing the brilliant dancing, singing, comedy and drama, Stadlen said the show illustrates “the ability to find love and happiness in a 24-hour period.” As Stadlen explains his role, Horace starts out as being “an old fool,” and as he finds love and explores a new and different lifestyle (influenced by Dolly), he gradually becomes younger and happier in spirit and appearance. Read MORE

Los Altos Native Making Rounds With ‘Hello Dolly’ Role

LOS ALTOS, CA — “Hello Dolly” is about to say goodbye to the San Francisco Bay Area as it heads to Las Vegas Monday then onto to Denver, taking with it not only veteran theater actress Betty Buckley but also Los Altos’ own native son Nic Rouleau playing Cornelius Hackl in this four-time Tony award-winning musical. Read MORE

‘Hello, Dolly!’ revival exemplifies classic

Hello, Betty!

Classy Broadway staple and TV star Betty Buckley fills the shoes of Dolly Gallagher Levi with joy in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” onstage the Golden Gate Theatre.

Some 55 years after the beloved late Carol Channing created her career-long role on Broadway, and following Bette Midler’s Tony-winning portrayal in the 2017 revival, Buckley plays the famed matchmaker (based on the 19th century-set play by Thornton Wilder) with a twinkle in her eye, steady vocals and knowing insight. Read MORE