Big breaking news this morning! The Young and the Restless had named Michelle Stafford’s successor in the role of Phyllis! And the key part goes to … none other than former Guiding Light (Ex-Dinah) and One Life to Live (Ex-Kelly) star, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Gina Tognoni!
TV Guide which broke the story goes on to say that the Y&R brass thought that Tognoni’s audition and her take on the character was “flawless!” You can look for Gina to show up as Phyllis and awaken from her coma late summer on the CBS soap!
As viewer know, Daytime Emmy winner Michelle Stafford, who had made such an impact in the role, departed the series in 2013 and signed on to play Nina Clay on General Hospital where she will begin airing in all new episodes in June!
So, what do you think about Gina Tognoni landing the role of Phyllis in one of the most hotly coveted parts in all of daytime? Do you think she will rock the part? Let us know what you think of Y&R’s casting choice!