Lou Diamond Phillips to Succeed York in Camelot Tour
Broadway/L.A. has announced that film, television and Broadway star Lou Diamond Phillips will star as 'King Arthur' in the national tour of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot beginning with its Los Angeles engagement at Royce Hall - UCLA from September 11-23, 2007. Lou Diamond Phillips replaces previously announced star, Michael York who will be departing the national tour just prior to the Los Angeles engagement.
Phillips previously appeared on Broadway in an award-winning star turn in The King and I (1996) on Broadway. He received multiple awards and nominations including a Tony Award nomination, the New York Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for his performance as the King of Siam.
Lou Diamond Phillips burst on the film scene in 1987's La Bamba as rocker Ritchie Valens. He followed this with another break-out performance in Stand and Deliver (1988) and received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance. In 1988 and 1990, he co-starred with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland in Young Guns and Young Guns II. In Courage Under Fire, Phillips received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Supporting Actor and a Lone Star Film and Television Award.
Single tickets to Lerner & Loewe's Camelot will go on sale at a later date. Tickets are initially available only by subscribing to the 2007-2008 Broadway/L.A. season, which also includes The Rat Pack - Live At The Sands (Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills, December 2007) and Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple (Ahmanson Theatre, February 2008). Season packages go on sale to the general public this Sunday May 20th. For more information on subscribing, please visit www.BroadwayLA.org or call 866-755-BWAY(2929).