Shakeup at La Cage: Daniel Davis Out, Robert Goulet Coming In

Broken by the New York Post this morning is the news that actor Daniel Davis was let go from La Cage aux Folles after the show's matinee performance on March 27. The Post reports that the reason for the dismissel was for "obnoxious offstage behavior."

The show plans to replace Davis with 71 year old stage-veteran, and Tony-winner Robert Goulet, who last appeared on Broadway in Moon Over Buffalo in 1996. Prior to that, he appeared in Camelot (both the 1960 original, and the 1993 revival) and The Happy Time.

His complete theatrical credits including regional and touring work are: Little Women, 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 & 98), Moon Over Buffalo, and Man Of La Mancha.

Goulet's 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, Disney's animated feature Recess, The Last Producer with Burt Reynolds, and G-Men From Hell.

The revival of La Cage Aux Folles also stars Gary Beach and opened at the Marquis Theatre on December 9th. The new production is directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell and co-stars Gavin Creel, Angela Gaylor, Ruth Williamson, Michael Mulheren, Linda Balgord, John Shuman and Michael Benjamin Washington.

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