The Tony-nominated best musical revival My Fair Lady welcomes two new principal cast members January 8. Six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof) begins his limited engagement run (through April 28) as Alfred P. Doolittle, replacing two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz. Christian Dante White (Hello, Dolly!) begins his run as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, replacing Jordan Donica.
The two join Laura Benanti as Eliza Doolittle, who replaced Tony nominee Lauren Ambrose in October, as well as Tony nominee Harry Hadden-Paton, who originated the role of Henry Higgins, Allan Corduner, who originated the role of Colonel Pickering, Rosemary Harris, who replaced Tony nominee Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Clarke Thorell, who replaced Manu Narayan as Zoltan Karpathy, and Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce.
It was just announced that Hadden-Paton, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance, will extend his run in the production through July 6. The actor will switch to seven-show week performance schedule beginning February 6. Beginning that date, Michael Halling, whose Broadway credits include A Tale of Two Cities, The Pajama Game, The Boy From Oz, The Scarlet Pimpernel and In My Life, will perform the role of Professor Henry Higgins at all Wednesday evening performances.
Directed by Barlett Sher, the Lincoln Center Theater production received ten 2018 Tony nominations.