Michelle Stafford says Goodbye to Cast and Crew - Y&R Casting Update

Jun 24 2013, 05:05 PM by Aaron Hagey-McKay

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Michelle Stafford, who played long-time fan-favorite Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless, taped her final episode last week. The cast and crew then came together to wish Stafford her farewell.

Stafford tweeted the news of her final episode taping on Wednesday:

And she did post pictures! But first, she wants you to keep watching ‘cause it’s gunna be quite an exit, tweeting:

And now some pictures! To show their appreciation for her years of work, the cast and crew brought Michelle some flowers.

And not to be outdone, the next day, she got more flowers! This time from the cast and crew.

That night was Michelle Stafford’s goodbye party (apparently at a place called Fatty’s). Here is Michelle with Christian LeBlanc and Y&R series co-creator Lee Phillip Bell:

And here she is again (note “Fatty’s” sign) except replace Lee Phillip Bell with Billy Miller. According to Michelle's tweet, Christian and Billy hosted the party. What great dudes!

Stafford played Phyllis for 16 years, winning two Daytime Emmy’s in the process.

Now, you might have heard the rumours circulating that she has already lined up a job at General Hospital, but given this Vine video, maybe (I hope) she’ll go on to be a professional singer!

Best of luck on your future endeavours, Michelle!


Daniel Romalotti Returns to Genoa City

Danny Romalotti Y&RPhoto by Getty

BUT WAIT, there’s more! Watch out for the return of Michael Graziadei, who left Y&R earlier this year.

On the same week that Michelle Stafford taped her final episode, we learned that Graziadei will be coming back to Genoa City, reprising his role of Daniel Romalotti, Phyllis’s son, at the end of July! The Phyllis family line will continue!



When is The Young & the Restless on TV? In Canada, The Young and the Restless airs weekdays at 4.30 et/4.00 pt on Global TV
Where can I watch The Young & the Restless online for free? GlobalTV.com/theyoungandtherestless streams full episodes of Y&R online for free - episodes are typically posted the day after the initial on-air broadcast.