Eric McCormack Joins Chenoweth for Hollywood Bowl Music Man

News   Eric McCormack Joins Chenoweth for Hollywood Bowl Music Man Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace" fame will join Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth for a concert version of The Music Man this summer in Hollywood, California.

Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace" fame will join Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth for a concert version of The Music Man this summer in Hollywood, California.

McCormack, who made his Broadway debut as Prof. Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's Tony-winning Music Man, will repeat his role for an Aug. 4 concert presentation of the musical at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Chenoweth will portray Marian the Librarian, a role she will repeat in the upcoming TV version of the show, which casts former Producers star Matthew Broderick as Hill.

Gordon Hunt will direct the evening, which begins at 7:30 PM, and John Mauceri will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Willson's score includes such classics as "Till There Was You," "Ya Got Trouble," "Goodnight, My Someone" and "Seventy-Six Trombones."

McCormack, who was born and raised in Toronto, spent eight years in theatres across Canada, performing in productions of The Passion of Dracula, Biloxi Blues, Burn This and Loot. In his five seasons with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, he played leading roles in Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Murder in the Cathedral and Measure for Measure. He is best known, however, for his Emmy winning performance as Will in NBC's hit comedy "Will & Grace."

Chenoweth made her Broadway debut opposite Bill Irwin in a production of Molière's Scapin and followed that with a lead role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier, which earned the actress a Theatre World Award. Roles in A New Brain and the City Center Encores! Strike Up the Band ensued, and in 1998 she portrayed Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, nabbing Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance. She starred in her own, short-lived TV series "Kristin," and her other TV appearances include roles in "Frasier" and ABC's television adaptation of the musical Annie. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for Meredith Willson's The Music Man are available by calling (323) 850-2000.