The search is over! Nancy St. Alban
will take over the role of Michelle Santos on Guiding Light
from the departing Joie Lenz
, whose last airdate is Oct. 4. St. Alban starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame's Durango
. Look for her to begin Oct. 27. But don't expect Michelle and Danny to reconcile quickly — or easily. GL
has cast Elizabeth Hobgood
to play May, a sexy cocktail waitress Danny hires for the club who is certain to catch the lonely Santos's eye. Hobgood recently played a nosy reporter digging for dirt at Bianca's homecoming party on All My Children
. She starts airing Sept. 26.