Matt McGrath will join the cast of Roundabout's Cabaret in the role of the emcee beginning Tue., Oct. 17.
Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes announced McGrath's new role in the company's hit revival of the musical. McGrath has already begun rehearsing and is being introduced throughout the company.
Matt McGrath appeared in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was last on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire. His performance in Distant Fires earned him an L.A. Weekly award. In film, he can be seen in "The Broken Hearts Club" featured in Sundance 2000, and he has done television roles in "Frasier" and "Chicago Hope."
The current cast of Cabaret includes Lea Thompson as Sally Bowles, Dick Latessa as Herr Schultz, Carole Shelley as Fraulein Schneider, Michael Hayden as Clifford Bradshaw, Candy Buckley as Fraulein Kost and Martin Moran as Ernst Ludwig.
Directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, the four-time Tony Award winning production of Cabaret opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998. The Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff. Having logged more than 1,000 performances, Cabaret is one of the longest running revivals in Broadway history. Tickets range from $45 - $90. Cabaret plays at Studio 54, located at 254 W. 54 St. For tickets call TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.
-- By Murdoch McBride