Complete Casting Announced for Bowl's My Fair Lady with Errico and Lithgow

News   Complete Casting Announced for Bowl's My Fair Lady with Errico and Lithgow Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming semi-staged reading of My Fair Lady Aug. 3 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Joining the previously announced John Lithgow (Prof. Henry Higgins), Melissa Errico (Eliza Doolittle), Roger Daltrey (Alfred P. Doolittle), Paxton Whitehead (Colonel Pickering) and Rosemary Harris (Mrs. Higgins) are Kevin Early as Freddy Eynsford-Hill and Lauri Johnson as Mrs. Pearce.

The company comprises Jody Ashworth, Brooke Aston, Chad Borden, Larry Cedar, Nikki Crawford, Melissa Driscol, Eddie Driscoll, Andy Ferrara, Phil Gold, Henry Graham, Seth Hampton, Richard Israel, Diana Kavalis, Linda Kerns, Frank Kopyc, Robert Lauder Jr., Roy Leake Jr., Don Lucas, Bets Malone, Robert Marra, Claci Miller, Jill Morrison, Joanne O'Brien, Jindra Payne, Robert Pendilla, Tracy Powell, Barbi Lynn Rinks, Johanna Sapakie, Wayne Scherzer and Carol Swarbick.

Errico — recently nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for her performance in Amour — and Whitehead are reprising the roles they played in the 1993 revival of My Fair Lady starring Richard Chamberlain.

The Hollywood Bowl will present the famed Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical as part of its Weekend Spectaculars series. Gordon Hunt will direct the musical, featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. The 7:30 PM concert will also feature the Mitch Hanlon Singers.

Last summer, the Bowl presented “Will & Grace”’s Eric McCormack and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in a concert version of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. That evening also included the talents of Jason Graae, Brooks Almy, Ruth Williamson, Lyle Kanouse and Lenny Wolpe. My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956, ran for over six years and won nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The score contains such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for My Fair Lady are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.