At this past weekend’s Soap Opera Festival in Atlantic City, NJ, featuring THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS stars, attendees got a juicy piece of casting news during the Q&A: Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) revealed that Michael Damian is returning to the soap! The actor/singer/producer played the role of rock star Danny Romalotti from 1980-’98, and has made sporadic appearances ever since. His most recent return to Genoa City was in March 2008 for the Restless Style launch party, after which he took his son, Daniel, on the road with him to serve as the official photographer for his concert tour. Damian appeared again that November for the funeral of Danny’s step-mother, Katherine. (Even though it was actually her doppleganger, Marge, who was dead.)
There’s no official word yet from Y&R regarding Damian’s return, but sources tell Soaps In Depth that the show had been trying to work out a deal with the star for a while now. Could they have finally succeeded?