EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Errico Cast in New Film

News   EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Errico Cast in New Film It's been a busy year for Tony-nominated actress Melissa Errico, who was recently seen on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Off-Broadway in Candida.

Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

The mother of three young daughters has also just been cast in the lead role of the new film "Patrimony," which begins shooting May 10 in Cape Cod. Errico will co-star with Academy Award nominee Robert Vaughn, whose film credits include "The Young Philadelphians," "The Magnificent Seven," "Battle Beyond the Stars" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

The film, which is written and directed by Donald Marcus, tells the story of "an American woman who lives in Rome, a tragic accident, and her return to America to confront her father-in-law with a certain letter."

Errico told Playbill.com that she has been "blessed this year" and is currently "rushing around learning lines and getting costume fittings." She said that Candida was "an exquisite production — we grew deeply into it and found all its contradictions and madness."

"After this film," Errico added, "I am doing a concert of Brigadoon at the Shubert, but then I have sworn off performing so my kids can have a real summer."

Melissa Errico began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include CandidaFinian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music. Errico's debut solo recording was titled "Blue Like That"; her new recording is titled "Lullabies and Wildflowers."

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