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Robert Sean Leonard to Be Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's "House," film's "Dead Poet's Society," and Broadway's "The Invention of Love" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night," will portRay King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot," a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30.

The love triangle of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot will be a reimagined version, with book adapted by David Lee, and helmed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.

Robert Sean Leonard recently appeared on stage as Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in London. He has performed in the Broadway productions of "The Invention of Love" (Tony Award); "Long Day's Journey into Night" (Tony nomination); "Born Yesterday"; "The Violet Hour"; "The Music Man"; "The Iceman Cometh"; "Arcadia"; "Candida" (Tony nomination); "Philadelphia, Here I Come!"; "The Speed of Darkness"; "Breaking the Code"; and "Brighton Beach Memoirs." He appeared in Westport Country Playhouse's production of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" in 1986.

Leonard's Off-Broadway credits include "Prodigal Son," "Fifth of July," "Sally's Gone, She Left Her Name," "The Beach House," "You Never Can Tell," and "When She Danced." He also appeared in the West End revival of "Our Town" with Alan Alda. Regional credits include "King Lear," "Pygmalion" (The Old Globe Theatre); "Long Day's Journey into Night" (Huntington Theatre Company); "Dead End" (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and "The Glass Menagerie" (Baltimore Center Stage).

Born in New Jersey, Leonard began acting at age 14 at The Public Theater in New York. At 19, he made his film debut in the acclaimed "Dead Poet's Society." His film credits include "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Age of Innocence," "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge," "Swing Kids," "Tape," "Chelsea Walls," and Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco." He appeared for eight seasons on the Fox medical drama "House."

"Camelot" Production Sponsors are Howard J. Aibel; Czekaj Artistic Productions; and Barbara and John Samuelson. Productions Partners are Carol and Peter Seldin. Corporate Production Partners are BNY Mellon and Cohen and Wolf.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.westportplayhouse.org or call the box office at (203) 227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Stay connected to The Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), and on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).

The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of The Playhouse campus. The Playhouse creates this relationship with the community and provides this experience in multiple ways by offering: Live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, from May through October; educational and community engagement events and opportunities to further explore issues presented by the work on stage; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings throughout the year to deepen relationships with audiences and artists alike; the renowned Woodward Internship Program training program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations from November through April to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round. The value of the Westport Country Playhouse to all it touches is immeasurable.



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