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George McDaniel Joins Cast Of PERFECT CRIME

Television veteran George McDaniel will join the cast of Perfect Crime, the longest-running play in the history of New York theater, on Friday, February 26, 2010. He assumes the role of Lionel McAuley and replaces Dale Hensley, who will be joining the cast of Broadway's La Cage Aux Folles.

McDaniel's career on television spans five decades and includes roles on some of the most iconic series of all time, including Hill Street Blues, Little House on the Prairie, Three's Company, Dallas, Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazzard, Cagney & Lacey, Mama's Family, Magnum, P.I., Saved By The Bell, ER and The West Wing. His film credits include Lionheart, This Is Spinal Tap, Ole and The Last Starfighter.

On Broadway, McDaniel appeared in Big River (Special Ensemble Tony Honor) and Off Broadway in Biography at The Pearl. Other legit credits include the U.S. premiere of Ragtime, Going Down Swinging (NYMF Best Ensemble) and national tours of White Christmas, Annie Get Your Gun, Showboat and Big River. Regional credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Shout Up A Morning (La Jolla Playhouse), Putting It Together, Bandido and Big River (CTG/Mark Taper Forum), My Fair Lady (Actors Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), Othello (Pioneer Theatre Company) and Copenhagen (Northern Stage). He received best actor awards for Man of La Mancha (SBCLO) and My Fair Lady (AMT) and an Ovation Award nomination for Deaf West Theatre's Oliver!

A secluded mansion. A would-be murderess. The perfect crime. Margaret Brent is an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist-and potential cold-blooded killer. When her wealthy husband appears to turn up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case. Perfect Crime has played over 9,300 performances since opening on April 18, 1987 and is the longest-running play to ever run in New York. It has been featured in every major New York publication as well as in People magazine and on Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show.

Written by Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, the cast of Perfect Crime also includes Catherine Russell, who has starred in the show since its first performance, played all but four of its performances and has been inducted into The Guinness Book of World Records for this feat; John Hillner (Broadway's La Cage Aux Folles, Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You, Company); Patrick Robustelli (Guardian Star); and Richard Shoberg (24 years as Tom Cudahy on ABC's All My Children).

Tickets for Perfect Crime are available by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862 or at (212) 307-4100. Student rush tickets are also available by calling or visiting the box office.

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

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