An American in Paris Names Its New American!

News   An American in Paris Names Its New American! Ballet dancer Garen Scribner will assume the leading role of Gerry Mulligan in the Broadway musical An American in Paris as of March 15. He is the current alternate in the role, having played various performances since June 2015.

He replaces Tony Award nominee Robert Fairchild, who plays his final performance in the role made famous by Gene Kelly in the iconic film version.

Garen Scribner
Garen Scribner Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Scribner will star opposite original principal cast members Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen, who will all continue on with the production.

It was also announced that Scribner will star as Jerry Mulligan in the U.S. national tour of An American in Paris launching this fall. He will tour opposite Sara Esty, the current alternate in the female leading role of Lise Dassin. Additional casting for the tour will be announced soon.

Scribner made his Broadway debut in An American in Paris, capping a distinguished ballet career that has included stints as a soloist with the San Francisco Ballet and artist of Nederlands Dans Theater I. He has created and performed leading roles in works by Jiri Kylian, Lightfoot/Leon, Alexander Ekman, Marco Goecke, Christopher Wheeldon (director of An American in Paris), William Forsythe, Mark Morris, John Neumeier, George Balanchine and others.

In the pop world, Scribner has appeared with Deborah Cox, Les Twins, Santana, Michelle Branch and Jennifer Lopez. He earned a diploma from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with honors in May 2011 from St. Mary's College. He is a co-founder of Dance For a Reason (danceFAR.org). Replacing Scribner as the Jerry Mulligan alternate starting March 15 in An American in Paris will be Dimitri Kleioris of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Kleioris is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and the MEAA.

An American in Paris continues its run at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.

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