Offical Announcement: Robert Goulet Joins Cast of La Cage Aux Folles
The producers of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES announced today that legendary Broadway star Robert Goulet is confirmed to join the cast of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. The Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winning actor will replace Daniel Davis in the role of Georges mid-April (exact date TBD) at Broadway's Marquis Theatre. Understudy John Hillner will assume the role for the interim performances.
Mr. Goulet took Broadway by storm with his historic debut originating the role of Sir Lancelot in Camelot in 1960 opposite Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and won a Tony Award in 1968 for Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time. His most recent Broadway credits include Camelot in 1993, this time playing King Arthur and Moon Over Buffalo in 1995 (complete bio attached). In a current feature in the April 2005 issue of Vanity Fair, Mr. Goulet is credited with having "a career that has taken him from musical-theatre superstar to cult phenomenon."
Daniel Davis, who originated the role of Georges in this production, played his final performance on Sunday, March 27.
"It is absolutely thrilling to hear Robert Goulet singing these great Jerry Herman songs. He is true Broadway and is right back where he belongs" said lead producer James L. Nederlander. "We wish the talented Daniel Davis well in his future endeavors."
With a Tony-winning score by Jerry Herman and a Tony-winning book by Harvey Fierstein, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. The production also stars Tony Award winner Gary Beach as Albin.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opened Thursday, December 9, 2004, at Broadway's Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway at 46th Street) and is produced by James L. Nederlander, Clear Channel Entertainment, Kenneth Greenblatt, Terry Allen Kramer, and Martin Richards.
Robert Goulet's vocal talents illuminate every medium of the entertainment world. A Grammy, Tony and an Emmy winner, he is a legendary artist of striking power. His illustrious career has spun for over half a century and he is considered one of the greatest baritones of our times. Equally adept at picking up nuances of a Broadway musical, caressing the lyric of a romantic ballad or amplifying the excitement of a swinging melody, he has enriched the lives of music lovers worldwide. He took Broadway by storm and won the Theatre World Award with his debut as Sir Lancelot in the original Camelot (1960) also starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Mr. Goulet achieved instant recognition as one of American theaters' most charismatic and talented musical stars. Since his Broadway debut Mr. Goulet has been on a remarkable journey and his illustrious career has spun for over half a century.
A theatre veteran his many stage credits include: Sunshine Town, Thunder Rock, The Optimist, Dreamgirls, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Pajama Game, Beggars Opera, Bells Are Ringing, Meet me in St. Louis, The Happy Time (Tony Award), I Do, I Do, On A Clear Day, Kiss Me Kate, The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Camelot (as Lancelot 1960, as King Arthur 1992-94), Moon Over Buffalo, Man Of La Mancha.
His numerous television appearances include his own series Blue Light, his television series, his own specials An Hour with Robert Goulet, The Robert Goulet Special, The Bob Goulet Special-Starring Robert Goulet as well as The Name Of the Game, Big Valley, Police Story, Cannon, Dream Merchants, Fantasy Island, Make My Day, In the Heat Of The Night, The Simpson's (Radio Mercury Gold Award - Humor), Based On An Untrue Story, Burke's Law, Get Smart, ESPN College Basketball Campaigns (Sports Emmy), Disney's Recess, George and Leo, Just Shoot Me, Two Guys And A Girl, Nikki and My Favorite Broadway.
He has recorded over 60 best-selling albums and his film credits range from the animated feature film Gay Purr-ee co-starring the voice of Judy Garland to Honeymoon Hotel, I'd Rather Be Rich, I Deal In Danger, Underground, Atlantic City, Beetlejuice, Scrooged, Naked Gun 2?, Mr. Wrong, Toy Story II, The Last Producer with Burt Reynolds, G-Men From Hell and Disney's animated feature Recess.
Mr. Goulet is a spokesman for the American Cancer Society and periodically gives lectures on Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection. He is a father of three children; sons Christopher and Michael, and daughter Nicolette, who is the mother of his grandson Jordan, Gerard, and Solange. He married Macedonian-Yugoslavian-born Vera Chochorovska Novak in 1982. Vera runs their companies and is also his business manager.