It’s the sixties, man, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is returning to the stage for season 3, with new cast and characters (both fictional and based on real people). Amazon’s period drama stars Rachel Brosnahan as the titular Midge Maisel, a former housewife whose perfect life collapsed when her husband cheated on her, and who chooses to funnel her angst and quick wit into a career as a stand-up comedian.
In season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midge goes on tour with heartthrob singer Shy Baldwin, while her ex-husband Joel attempts to open his own club and Midge’s parents find themselves facing money problems. Meanwhile, Midge’s manager, Susie, has taken on veteran comic Sophie Lennon as a client, only to realize she may have bitten off more than she can chew with Sophie’s strong personality, fragile ego, and ridiculous demands.
New additions to the cast include Sterling K. Brown, Jason Alexander, Liza Weil, and Cary Elwes. And if you thought The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was just going to avoid the awkward fallout of Midge’s aborted engagement to Benjamin, Zachary Levi returns for an extremely memorable reunion with his former fiancée. Here’s our handy guide to the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3.
Returning Cast Members in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3
- Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel – A raising star on the comedy scene, Midge takes her act on tour as the supporting performer for Shy Baldwin.
- Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson – Midge’s tough and abrasive talent manager, Susie is attempting to establish herself as “Susie Myerson and Associates,” though it’s still unclear who these supposed associates are.
- Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel – Midge’s soon-to-be ex-husband Joel seeks a new lease on life by opening up his own club in Chinatown, only to discover trouble in the basement.
- Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman – Midge’s father, who has quit his job at Columbia University and lost the family apartment along with it. In season 3, Abe strives to return to the political activist roots of his youth.
- Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman – Midge’s mother, a member of a wealthy oil-drilling family, who struggles to cope with the situation that Abe has landed them in.
- Kevin Pollak as Moishe Maisel – Joel’s father, who owns and operates a clothing factory.
- Caroline Aaron as Shirley Maisel – Joel’s mother, who is enjoying the luxury of their new home in Queens.
- Nunzio and Matteo Pascale as Ethan Maisel – Midge and Joel’s young son, who is getting ready to start school.
- Leroy McClain as Shy Baldwin – A handsome crooner who takes Midge on tour with him as his supporting act.
- Jane Lynch as Sophie Lennon – Susie’s other client, a successful and high-maintenance comedian who is very different from her stage persona.
- Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce – Based on the real-life comedian, Lenny is both a friend and a mentor to Midge.
- Zachary Levi as Benjamin Ettenberg – Midge’s ex-fiancé, who was unceremoniously dumped via a “Dear John” letter.
New Cast Members in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3
- Stephanie Hsu as Mei – A mysterious young woman who is connected to the building that Joel leases for his club.
- Sterling K. Brown as Reggie – Shy Baldwin’s fiercely protective friend and manager, who quickly lays down the law with Susie.
- Cary Elwes as Gavin Hawk – An acclaimed stage actor whom Susie seeks out to co-star with Sophie in a play.
- Liza Weil as Carole Keen – A bass player in Shy Baldwin’s band who befriends Midge on the road.
- Jason Alexander as Asher Friedman – An old friend of Abe’s who moved to Florida after being blackballed as a Communist.
- Wanda Sykes as Moms Mabley – Based on the real-life comedian, Moms is one of Shy’s supporting acts at the Apollo.
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