Micheal McShane Will Succeed Fred Applegate in Broadway's La Cage

News   Micheal McShane Will Succeed Fred Applegate in Broadway's La Cage
 
Micheal McShane (Taller Than the Dwarf) will succeed Fred Applegate as M. Dindon/M. Renaud in the Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles beginning Feb. 15 at the Longacre Theatre. Applegate will play his final performance Feb. 13.

Feb. 15 also marks the arrival of four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein as Albin and six-time Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor as Georges as well as Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Jacob. The three actors replace, respectively, Douglas Hodge, Kelsey Grammer and Robin De Jesús. The cast also features Alyce Beasley as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud; Chris Hoch as Francis; Elena Shaddow as Anne; A.J. Shively as Jean-Michel; Christine Andreas as Jacqueline; Heather Lindell as Colette; Michael Lowney as Etienne and Bruce Winant as Tabarro.

La Cage aux Folles, about a gay couple who run a St. Tropez drag club, features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his direction. It won the 2010 Best Revival (Musical) Tony.

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