Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has joined the cast of American Idiot. Based on the multi-platinum album, American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends as one takes off for a life in the city, one leaves home to fight for his country and one stays behind, frozen in the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey of self discovery. “Thrilling! American Idiot is the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade!” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"A groundbreaking musical event!" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
American Idiot cast recording
Finding the Musical Hidden in a Punk Album (NY Times)
When the director Michael Mayer played Green Day's American Idiot, he heard a story made for the stage.
Billie Joe Armstrong, Krystina Alabado, Declan Bennett, Jennifer Bowles, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Jeanna de Waal, P.J. Griffith, Justin Guarini, Van Hughes, Brian Charles Johnson, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jason Kappus, David Larsen, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Mikey Winslow, Libby Winters
Author: Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer
Music: Green Day
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Arranger/Orchestrator: Tom Kitt
Director: Michael Mayer
Choreographer: Steven Hoggett
Producer: American Idiot, LP
Press Agent: The Hartman Group
Nomminated for 3 2010 Tony Awards
Winner of 1 2010 Drama Desk Award
- Best Musical
- Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Christine Jones - Winner!
- Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Kevin Adams - Winner!
Nominated for 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding Director of a Musical - Michael Mayer
- Outstanding New Broadway Musical
- Outstanding Lighting Design - Kevin Adams - Winner!