Casting for the entire company has not yet been announced, but the King Arthur (Skybell), Guenevere (Suber) and Lancelot (Bogart) are in place, a spokesperson told Playbill On-Line.
Skybell's Broadway work includes Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cafe Crown and Ah Wilderness. Off-Broadway credits include Antigone in NY (Obie Award), The Exact Center of the Universe, The Food Chain and Richard II (title role). In 1997, Skybell was one of two Americans chosen to reopen Shakespeare's Globe in London, which included a command performance for Queen Elizabeth.
Suber appeared in Broadway's Titanic, as Claire de Loon for The Public Theater's On the Town and played Christine in Phantom of the Opera on tour. Among her regional credits are Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Pittsburgh Public), The Countess in A Little Night Music (Denver Center), Polly in The Cocoanuts (Actors Theater of Louisville), Guenevere in Camelot (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Gypsy in Gypsy directed by Stephen Schwartz.
Bogart played Camille Claudel's younger brother in the new Frank Wildhorn musical Camille Claudel at Goodspeed, which ended its run Sept. 7. The singer-actor was also seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, and his Broadway credits include Aida, The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, Bogart has appeared in regional productions of Carousel and Side Show, and his debut solo recording, "Simple Songs," is available on the Jay Records label.
The Lerner and Loewe musical plays Nov. 14, 2003 through Jan. 4, 2004 at the DC theatre. Arena artistic director Molly Smith directs. *
Camelot originally opened at Broadway's Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and the title tune.
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