Click Here for More Articles on BWW ETC ETC ETC

John Cullum Reflects On CAMELOT & Its Enduring Success

July 31
12:01 AM 2014

John Cullum Reflects On CAMELOT & Its Enduring SuccessMulti-award-winning stage and screen notable John Cullum discusses his Broadway debut in the legendary Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Arthurian musical CAMELOT as part of a new video interview.

"CAMELOT was very exciting because it was the very first play that Lerner & Loewe had done after MY FAIR LADY," Cullum remembers.

"They had tremendous sets and costumes - gorgeous - and a wonderful company; a huge company of the best people, because everybody wanted to be in it," Cullum shares of the talented corps.

"The chorus worked in a different theater, even, than the principals. And, I remember the day that we all walked from the theater where we were rehearsing all the big numbers - Richard [Burton] and Julie [Andrews] were onstage and they wanted us to see them do this number, 'What Do The Simple Folk Do?'."

Cullum adds of the immediate reaction to the performance, "We watched that number and everybody went wild - we thought, 'We've got a hit with these people, we can't fail!'"

"It was a gorgeous musical that worked on many levels and the proof of that is that it is done today," Cullum concludes.

View the new interview with John Cullum below.

Related Articles

About the Author

Get Author Alerts
Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.