Actor Kerstin Anderson will play leading lady Eliza Doolittle for the Sunday matinee performances of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady.
Beginning July 8, Anderson will step into the role in Broadway revival. Lauren Ambrose, who earned a Tony nomination for her performance, will continue to play all other performances as planned.
Anderson most recently finished a run in the national tour of The Sound of Music as Maria. The actor attended Pace University, where she played Clara in the university production of The Light in the Piazza (directed by Victoria Clark) and Antigone in Antigone. Anderson was cast as the understudy for the role of Eliza; this production marks her Broadway debut.
Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady was nominated for ten 2018 Tony Awards and won for Best Costume Design of a Musical.
The musical currently plays Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. The production also stars Tony nominee Harry Hadden-Paton in his Broadway debut as Henry Higgins; Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz stars as Alfred P. Doolittle with Tony-winning stage and screen veteran Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, and Clarke Thorell as Zoltan Karpathy.
The production features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, dance arrangements by Trude Rittman, musical direction by Ted Sperling, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber (who earned a Tony Award for her work), lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Marc Salzberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, and casting by Telsey + Company.