TOOTSIE the Broadway musical is celebrating National Love Your Red Hair Day with us! TOOTSIE was originally a 1982 American comedy film and now re-created into a Broadway musical. Santino Fontana plays the lead role of actor Michael, who transforms into “Dorothy” to obtain a role. Dorothy rocks beautiful red wigs throughout the musical and Paul Huntley is the genius behind the TOOTSIE red wig. He’s here to talk to us about the famous wigs, how he takes care of red hair (the wigs are real human hair)… and more! Keep scrolling to read the interview with Huntley and watch as Brian Strumwasser, TOOTSIE’s Hair and Make-up Supervisor, talks with the H2BAR audience all about the red wig too.
The most uproarious musical in years! (Hollywood Reporter)
Tony® winner Santino Fontana gives “one of the best performances in musical comedy history” (Rolling Stone)
Featuring a Tony-winning book and outrageously clever score, this NY Times Critic’s Pick is a ‘hilarious, thoroughly modern Tootsie” (People)
That’s “even funnier than the movie!” (New York Post)
Don’t miss the “winner Broadway has been waiting for!” (The Washington Post)
PH: The red wig suggests fun. The wig from the movie was less red, but we made it more flashy for the theatre.
H2BAR: Why a red wig and not another color?
PH: From the get-go, the wig was going to be red as it’s obviously inspired by the movie. It was also more practical to make it more of a feminine color to complement Santino Fontano’s complexion for a more rosy quality.
H2BAR: Does the color ‘red’ mean anything to the character?
PH: Santino felt comfortable when he was in the wig. Red also seemed the best color!
H2BAR: How is the wig cared for? Is the wig shampooed and styled like regular hair?
PH: There is one dedicated person who cares for the red wigs and three people care for the rest of the show’s wigs. The red wigs are washed and conditioned after each performance and set on rollers. This post-show process is unique for this show as the wigs go through a lot more during each performance than a regular Broadway show.
H2BAR: Is it the same wig each new show or are multiple wigs used?
PH: There are multiple wigs used, in fact, Santino goes through 16 wigs on days with a matinee and evening show.
Watch as Brian Strumwasser, TOOTSIE‘s Hair and Make-up Supervisor, talks with the H2BAR audience all about the red wig too!
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