The stage and screen veteran takes on the role of Josie—a gender-bending twist on the musical's Joe.
Oscar nominee June Squibb returns to the Broadway stage beginning Novmeber 19 in Waitress. She takes on the role of Josie—the role previously presented as Joe—becoming the first woman to play the diner owner.
Squibb will play a limited engagement through January 6, 2019, succeeding Today Show favorite Al Roker. Meanwhile, current star Nicolette Robinson has extended her stint as Jenna through December 9.
Squibb, an Oscar nominee for Nebraska, made her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy, stepping into the musical as Electra. Her additional stage credits include The Happy Time and two short-lived productions: Gorey Stories and Sacrilege. She is additionally known for her numerous appearance on the small screen, including Modern Family, Shameless, Getting On, and Glee.