Vanessa Williams to Star as Miranda Priestly in London’s ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Musical!

Vanessa Williams will play Miranda Priestly in the London musical version of The Devil Wears Prada. She announced this along with the producers on Monday. Williams shared videos of herself as Miranda on Instagram to reveal the news. She urged people to buy tickets to the show.

The musical first premiered in Chicago in 2022, with Beth Leavel playing Miranda Priestly. Now, it’s heading to the West End, and Williams is taking on the role. The musical is based on the 2006 movie, which was based on a book by Lauren Weisberger.

Williams expressed her excitement about the role. She said it’s a dream come true. The musical has music by Elton John and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Kate Wetherhead wrote the book, and Jerry Mitchell is directing and choreographing.

The movie starred Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, with Streep earning an Oscar nomination for her role as Miranda. Williams is no stranger to playing a fashion magazine editor, having portrayed Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty.

The musical will have previews in July in Plymouth before officially opening in London in October.

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