Breaking news and report today from E! Online has that a source close to The Young and the Restless has revealed that after 16 years, two-time Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite Michelle Stafford is exiting the series as Phyllis!
In the news item it stated, “Stafford’s exit follows the recent passing of beloved Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, whom the show will pay tribute to with a special on Tuesday, May 28.”
Stafford began playing fan favorite Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless when she joined the show in 1994. She left in 1997 before returning in 2000. (Her role was taken over by Sandra Nelson.)
On-Air On-Soaps just posted our recent interview with Michelle Stafford last night on her 10th Daytime Emmy nomination, where this year she is one of the four actresses in the running for the Outstanding Lead Actress category.
We will have more on the story as developments warrants! What do you think of the shocking news that Michelle Stafford is leaving Genoa City and Y&R? Weigh-in!