Cast Complete for ENO’s Man of La Mancha, Starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Cassidy Janson

London News   Cast Complete for ENO’s Man of La Mancha, Starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Cassidy Janson
Lonny Price will direct the spring production.
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese ©Decca/Chris Dunlop

Following productions of Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Sweeney Todd, the English National Opera will present a limited engagement of Man of La Mancha April 26–June 8 at the London Coliseum.

As previously reported, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Kelsey Grammer, most recently on Broadway in Finding Neverland, will take the stage as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote with opera star Danielle de Niese and Cassidy Janson sharing the roles of Aldonza/Dulcinea and BAFTA Award-winning actor Nicholas Lyndhurst as the Innkeeper and the Captain.

Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson

Newly announced for the limited engagement are Peter Polycarpou as Sancho Panza, Eugene McCoy as Dr. Carrasco/The Duke, Lucy St. Louis as Antonia, Natasha Leaver as Fermina, Debra Michaels as Maria, Julie Jupp as Housekeeper, Minal Patel as Padre, Emanuel Alba as Barber, Rakesh Boury as Muleteer, Stephen John Davies as Muleteer, Paul F. Monaghan as Muleteer, Ryan Pidgen as Muleteer, David Seadon-Young as Muleteer/Pedro, Samuel Thomas as Muleteer, Teddy Wills as Muleteer, and Femi Akinfolarin as Muleteer.

The ensemble includes Tim Hodges, Luke Jackson, Dominic Owen, Joseph Poulson, Jocelyn Prah, and Anna Woodside with swings Tash Holway, Helen Walsh, Luke McCall, and Alex Pinder.

Lonny Price will direct, and the performers will be backed by ENO’s 35-piece orchestra. The creative team also includes conductor David White, set designer James Noone, lighting designer Rick Fisher, sound designer Mick Potter, and casting director David Grindrod CDG.


Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman.

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