Entertainment 'The Office! A Musical Parody' casts a woman to play Michael Scott Los Angeles-based actress Sarah Mackenzie Baron will be making her New York City stage debut as the regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin. Sarah Mackenzie Baron stars as Michael Scott, the TV character played by Steve Carell, in "The Office: A Musical Parody," which opens at the Jerry Orbach Theater on Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Eddin Martinez By Daniel Bubbeo email@example.com @dbubbeo1014 Updated September 6, 2018 4:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email It looks like Sept. 20 really will be Diversity Day for "The Office! A Musical Parody." The role of Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell on the long-running NBC sitcom, will be portrayed by a woman in the Off-Broadway musical spoof, which opens that night at the Jerry Orbach Theater. Los Angeles-based actress Sarah Mackenzie Baron will be making her New York City stage debut as the regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin, Scranton, Pennsylvania's third-largest paper company, in the production. “This is a role of a lifetime. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to be making my debut as Michael Scott,” Baron said in a statement. She won the role after submitting her audition tape in a nationwide talent search conducted by the show's creators. The show takes place during a typical day at the Scranton office as a documentary crew films the goings-on, which will include the cast breaking into musical numbers such as "Why Is There a Camera Crew?," "Scranton: The Electric City" and, of course, "That's What She Said." Tickets for the show, which will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays, are $35-$77 through ticketmaster.com By Daniel Bubbeo firstname.lastname@example.org @dbubbeo1014 Daniel Bubbeo is an assistant entertainment editor and has been with Newsday since 2000. He edits Long Island arts and technology coverage. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.