It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Lauren Ambrose will be playing Eliza Doolittle and Harry Hadden-Paton will play Henry Higgins, alongside Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins. Also joining them on the Beaumont stage are Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, and Manu Narayan as Zoltan Karpathy.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Boasting a score that contains such now-classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," My Fair Lady is a masterpiece not to be missed.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
Lauren Ambrose (Eliza Doolittle): LCT: Awake and Sing!. Broadway: Exit the King. London: Buried Child (National Theatre). Off-Broadway: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Ophelia in Hamlet (The Public). Film includes Where the Wild Things Are, Wanderlust, Sleepwalk With Me, Starting out in the Evening, I'm Coming Over, The River, Psycho Beach Party, Can't Hardly Wait and In & Out. TV includes "Six Feet Under" (two Emmy nominations), "Dig," "Torchwood," "Law & Order" and "The X-Files."
Harry Hadden-Paton (Henry Higgins): LCT and New York Theater debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. West End includes The Importance of Being Earnest (Ian Charleson Award nomination), Flare Path and The Pride. Off-West End includes She Stoops to Conquer(National Theatre), Posh (Royal Court), The Changeling (Young Vic) and The Prince of Homburg (Donmar Warehouse). Film: The Little Stranger, About Time, The Hollow Crown, The Deep Blue Sea, In the Loop, La Vie en Rose. TV includes Bertie Pelham on "Downton Abbey," Martin Charteris on "The Crown," Gaston de Foix on "Versailles" and Hans von Enke on "Wallander."
Norbert Leo Butz (Alfred P. Doolittle): LCT: Thou Shalt Not (Tony Award nomination). Broadway: Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can (Tony Award), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Award), Wicked, Rent. Off-Broadway: Edward Bond's The Whirligig, How I Learned to Drive, Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination), Juno and the Paycock. Film: Luce, The Amusement Park (upcoming), Dan in Real Life, Better Living Through Chemistry, The English Teacher, Disconnect, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Higher Ground, Fair Game. TV: "Mercy Street," "Bloodline," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU."
Diana Rigg (Mrs. Higgins): LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Medea (Tony Award), The Misanthrope (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Abelard and Heloise (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway: Britannicus and Phaedra (BAM). National tour: Colette, King Lear. London theaters includes West End: Pygmalion (Mrs. Higgins, 2011/Eliza Doolittle, 1974), Honour, Suddenly, Last Summer, Follies, Heartbreak House, Night and Day, Macbeth, Abelard and Heloise; National Theatre: Macbeth, Phaedra, Humble Boy, Mother Courage and her Children, The Misanthrope, Jumpers; Almeida Theatre: Britannicus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (also West End), Medea (also West End), Phaedra; and RSC: Twelfth Night, King Lear. Film: Breathe, The Honourable Rebel, The Hospital, The Painted Veil, Heidi, Parting Shots, A Good Man in Africa, Snow White, Evil Under the Sun, The Great Muppet Caper, A Little Night Music, Theatre of Blood, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Assassination Bureau, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Extensive TV credits include PBS Masterpiece's "Victoria" (currently), "Game of Thrones" (three Emmy noms.), "Extras," "Victoria & Albert" (Emmy nom.), "The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries," "Rebecca" (Emmy Award), "Screen Two" (Cable Ace Award), "Mother Love" (BAFTA Award), "Bleak House," "Diana," "The Avengers." Author: "No Turn Unstoned," "So to the Land." Owns a chateau in France and is a dry-fly fisherwoman who has caught a 24.5-pound salmon, which she considers her greatest achievement to date. Chancellor of Stirling University (1997-2007). Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1988 and a Dame of the British Empire in 1994.
Allan Corduner (Colonel Pickering): LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Titanic, Serious Money. Off-Broadway: The Heart of Art, Comedians (The New Group). London/West End includes Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Hello, Dolly! (Regents Park); A View From the Bridge; Two Thousand Years, The Beaux' Stratagem (National Theatre); F*cking Games, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Ice Cream (Royal Court); Rosmersholm (Young Vic); and Marya (Old Vic). Regional includes Murder on the Orient Express and The Birthday Party (McCarter). Film includes Arthur Sullivan in Topsy-Turvy, Operation Finale, Disobedience, Florence Foster Jenkins, Woman in Gold, Defiance, Fred Claus, The White Countess, The Merchant of Venice, Vera Drake, The Grey Zone, Joe Gould's Secret, The Impostors, Heart of Darkness, Talk Radio and Yentl. TV includes "Call the Midwife," "Homeland," "The Collection," "Utopia," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Spies of Warsaw," "Midsomer Murders," "Mad About You," "Rome," "Foyle's War," "The Way We Live Now," "Daniel Deronda," "Inspector Morse" and "Mandela."
Jordan Donica (Freddy Eynsford-Hill): LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. National tour: Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton(original first national tour). Regional: South Pacific, The Greenshow (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Weathervane Playhouse); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Noblesville Shakespeare in the Park). Concert: Washington National Opera Gala, Kennedy Center; Pasadena Pops Symphony Gershwin and Friends, conducted by Michael Feinstein; American Songbook Hall of Fame Gala with Michael Feinstein. Film: CODA. Education: BFA, Otterbein University.
Linda Mugleston (Mrs. Pearce): LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Hello, Dolly!; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; On the Twentieth Century; Cinderella; Anything Goes; Young Frankenstein; Wonderful Town; Nine; Into the Woods; Kiss Me, Kate; On the Town. Off-Broadway: Kristina (also Royal Albert Hall), The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls(Carnegie Hall); Pipe Dream (Encores!); See What I Wanna See, On The Town (The Public). Regional: Great Expectations (Syracuse Stage); Sweeney Todd, (Henry Award) The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Christmas Carol (Denver Center); Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage); The Sound of Music, Damn Yankees (The Muny); Falsettos (Huntington); Happy End (A.C.T.); Tintypes (Hartford Stage, Old Globe). TV: "The Sound of Music Live!" (NBC).
Manu Narayan (Zoltan Karpathy): LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Bombay Dreams (Drama League nomination). National tour: Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway includes Yeast Nation; The Cure; subUrbia, Getting Home (Second Stage); and F*cking A (The Public). Regional includes George Street Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, The Muny, Center Stage, Yale Rep, Wilma Theater, Missouri Rep, NY Stage & Film, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare & Company. Film: 99 Homes, Good Night Good Morning, A Cinderella Story 3, Walkaway, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, The Last Airbender, The Love Guru, Quarter Life Crisis. TV includes "Grey's Anatomy," "The Following," "Deception," "Unforgettable," "Nurse Jackie," "M-O-N-Y" (pilot), "The Sopranos" and "Law & Order: SVU."
Cameron Adams: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Hello, Dolly!; She Loves Me; Gigi; Nice Work If You Can Get It; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Shrek; Cry-Baby; Hairspray; Oklahoma!; The Music Man. TV: "Best Time Ever," "The Americans," "The Sound of Music Live!," "The Miraculous Year," "The Music Man."
Shereen Ahmed: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Regional: Legally Blonde (Fulton Theatre); West Side Story, Shrek, Jekyll & Hyde, Young Frankenstein, Tarzan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Milburn Stone Theatre); The King and I, The Sound of Music, The Music Man (Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre).
Kerstin Anderson: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Theater includes Maria Rainer in Jack O'Brien's The Sound of Music (national tour). Readings/concerts include Darling (Le Poisson Rouge), Life After High School (Roundabout) and Newton's Cradle (B.A.C.). Pace University: The Light in the Piazza, Antigone, Lysistrata Jones.
Heather Botts: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago. National tour: The King and I. Regional includes Austen's Pride, The Light in the Piazza(FLMTF/MGR Playhouse); Les Misérables (Orlando Shakespeare); Over the River and Through the Woods, South Pacific (Riverside); Tarzan (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); and Miss Saigon, Grease (Casa Mañana).
John Treacy Egan: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Casa Valentina (MTC), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act, Bye Bye Birdie, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde. Off-Broadway: The Dead, 1904; Clinton; Disaster!; When Pigs Fly!; Bat Boy. Film: Last Night, The Producers. TV includes "Gotham," "The Good Wife," "The Knick," "Nurse Jackie" and "Boardwalk Empire."
Rebecca Eichenberger: LCT: Dessa Rose, The Frogs, Carousel (also national tour). Broadway: An American in Paris, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, 1776, A Grand Night for Singing. Off-Broadway: Brigadoon (Encores!). National tour: Ragtime. Regional includes The Light in the Piazza (TheatreWorks) and Grey Gardens (Portland Center Stage). TV: "Madam Secretary," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife."
SuEllen Estey: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (revival); Barnum, State Fair (original companies). Other theater: over 100 professional productions including Mrs. Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion (Alley Theatre); Yvonne in Sunday in the Park With George (Arena Stage); Sally Durant in Follies (PCLO); Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (Hamburg, Germany); 42nd Street and La Cage aux Folles (national tours). www.SuEllenEstey.com
Christopher Faison: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. National tour: The Book of Mormon. New York Theater: Finian's Rainbow (in concert at Irish Rep). Regional includes Jesus Christ Superstar (Seven Angels Theatre); Smokey Joe's Café (Phoenix Theatre); Buddy's Tavern (world premiere, Spirit of Broadway Theatre); and Songs for a New World, Some Enchanted Evening (Best Production Company).
Steven Trumon Gray: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Paramour. Other credits include Nutcracker Rouge, Cinderella, Rococo Rouge (Company XIV); Queen of the Night; Fuerza Bruta; and "Royal Pains." www.thegingerb3ardmen.com
Adam Grupper: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: 12 productions including Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, City of Angels and Into the Woods. Other theater includes Merrily We Roll Along (Encores!), Lake Hollywood (world premiere) and Spin (U.S. premiere). Film includes Did You Hear About the Morgans? and Music & Lyrics. TV includes "The Blacklist," "Master of None," "Elementary" and "The Sopranos."
Michael Halling: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, The Pajama Game, The Boy From Oz, The Scarlet Pimpernel, In My Life. Off-Broadway: Giant (The Public), Irish Rep. Regional: Jefferson's Garden (U.S. premiere, Ford's Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (regional premiere, Arkansas Rep), Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, St. Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre. TV: "The Americans," "Believe."
Joe Hart: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. National tour: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Annie Get Your Gun, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (also film). Regional: The Cake, Stupid Kid, Floyd Collins, Death Takes a Holiday, A Man of No Importance. Film includes Last Call at Murray's, Life Inside Out and Timeless. TV includes "I Love Dick," "Criminal Minds" and "Desperate Housewives."
Sasha Hutchings: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Hamilton (also The Public), Rocky, Motown (original Broadway casts); Memphis. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity. Readings/lab: Playwrights Horizons, Moulin Rouge. Regional: Singin' in the Rain, A Chorus Line. Film: Sidney Hall. TV: "Master of None," "Jessica Jones," "The Dangerous Book for Boys," "Blue Bloods," "Smash." @sashahutchings
Kate Marilley: LCT and Broadway debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. National tour: Billy Elliot. Regional includes Annie; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Can-Can; Kiss Me, Kate (Paper Mill); White Christmas, The Secret Garden (Denver Center); Amazing Grace, My Paris, Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed); Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line (FLMTF); and 42nd Street (Musical Theatre West). TV: "Skwid Zone" (Nickelodeon). Education: BFA, Carnegie Mellon.
Liz McCartney: LCT: South Pacific. Broadway: Sunday in the Park With George, Annie, Mamma Mia, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Taboo, Dance Of The Vampires, The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables. Off-Broadway includes God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Encores!). Tours: Cinderella, Wicked, The Little Mermaid. Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest, Mary Poppins, PIRATES!, Sweeney Todd, Souvenir.
Justin Lee Miller: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, On the Town. Off-Broadway: Kismet (Encores!). Other theater: Sunday in the Park With George (Guthrie), Ragtime (Paper Mill), Oklahoma! (Portland Center Stage), The Music Man (Arena Stage), Show Boat (Bad Hersfeld Festival), Porgy and Bess(Lyric Opera Chicago), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic)
Rommel Pierre O'Choa: LCT: The King and I. National tour: The King and I, Miss Saigon. Regional: Hello, Dolly!(Signature); Elf (Walnut Street); Miss Saigon (Starlight Theatre); 9 to 5 (North Shore Music Theatre); The King and I (Walnut Street, North Shore Music Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Casa Mañana). European tour: West Side Story.
Keven Quillon: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Bandstand, Annie, A Christmas Story, Shrek, Grease. National tours: Sweet Charity, Shrek, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You (Las Vegas), White Christmas (L.A.). Regional includes Bandstand (Paper Mill); The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center); and Grease, Crazy for You, Beauty and the Beast (Sacramento Music Circus).
Joanna Rhinehart: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: The Big Broadcast on East 53rd (TBG), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (La MaMa), In White America (New Federal Theatre). Regional includes Sex With Strangers (George Street Playhouse), Our Town (Arden Theatre) and The Bluest Eyes (Long Wharf). Film: My Sun. My Moon., Double Negative (shorts). TV includes "Damages," "The Following," "Hack" and "Blindspot."
Tony Roach: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Bright Star. Other New York Theater: The Liar (CSC), She Stoops to Conquer (TACT), The Men (Primary Stages). Regional includes seven productions with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Goodspeed, Hartford Stage, Cleveland Play House, Dorset Theatre, George Street Playhouse, A.R.T. and Kitchen Theatre. Film: Walk the Line. TV: "Elementary," "The Affair."
Lance Roberts: LCT: Shows for Days, Act One. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Finding Neverland, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013), Ghost, Sister Act, The Pee-Wee Herman Show. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Hollywood, March of the Falsettos, America (Radio City). Tours: Cats, Ain't Misbehavin, All Night Strut. Film/TV: 28 credits available on IMDB.com.
Blair Ross: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Side Show, Jekyll & Hyde, 42nd Street. National tour: Cinderella, 42nd Street. Other New York Theater includes Being Audrey (The Transport Group), Exactly Like You (York Theatre), Hysterical Blindness, Smoke on the Mountain, Wonderful Town, Berlin to Broadway, and Stormy Weather (Signature). Education: BA, Vassar College.
Christine Cornish Smith: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Bombalurina in Cats (Chita Rivera Award nomination). National tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regional: Laurey in Oklahoma! (The Muny), Sheila in A Chorus Line(Riverside), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed). Concerts: Crazy for You (Manhattan Concert Productions); guest artist with Phoenix Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Niagara Symphony Orchestra.
Paul Slade Smith: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland. National tours: Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera. Other theater: Goodman, Steppenwolf, A.R.T., Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Playwright of Unnecessary Farce and The Outsider, which premiered at Paper Mill Playhouse this season.
Samantha Sturm: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Cats, Holiday Inn, On the Town, Matilda, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Addams Family. Other theater includes Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed), Anastasia (Hartford Stage), In Your Arms (The Old Globe), The Wild Party (Encores! Off-Center) and Guys and Dolls(Carnegie Hall). TV: "Elementary."
Matt Wall: LCT: South Pacific, Happiness. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard; Something Rotten; Annie; Evita; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Curtains; The Drowsy Chaperone; 110 in the Shade; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Follies; Saturday Night Fever. TV: "Blue Bloods," "Bull," "The Good Wife." Education: The Boston Conservatory.
Michael Williams: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On the Town, Wicked (also national tour), West Side Story. National tour: Come Fly Away. Regional includes The Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage) and Evita (Flat Rock).
Minami Yusui: LCT: The King and I. Broadway: Miss Saigon. National tour: Mary Poppins. Regional/international: Waterfall (U.S. premiere, Pasadena Playhouse), James and the Giant Peach (Goodspeed), Chicago (Flat Rock), Cats (MSMT), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Weston Playhouse), Wicked (Japan/Shiki). www.MinamiYusui.com
Lee Zarrett: LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: On Your Feet!, Hair, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jane Eyre. National tour: Peter and the Starcatcher, Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Encores!, Vineyard, New Victory. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, NY Stage & Film, La Jolla Playhouse, PCLO. TV: "Gotham," "Boardwalk Empire," "Louie."