The Young and the Restless has recast the role of Phyllis Summers with soap vet Gina Tognoni, TV Guide reports exclusively.
Tognoni is known to daytime audiences for her stints on One Life to Live (as Kelly Cramer) and Guiding Light (where she played Dinah Marler). Michelle Stafford, who recently popped up on General Hospital as Nina Clay, originated the role of Genoa City’s fiery Phyllis in 1994 and quit the series last year.
Stafford did take a break from Y&R between 1997 and 2000, where Sandra Nelson stepped in for a year. Look got Tognoni to begin airing on Y&R in late summer.