Paxton Whitehead Joins Hollywood Bowl Camelot Cast

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Paxton Whitehead will join Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and Broadway favorite Melissa Errico for the Aug. 14 concert staging of Camelot at the Hollywood Bowl.

Whitehead will play King Pellinore opposite the King Arthur of Irons and the Guenevere of Errico. Whitehead played the same role in the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical, earning a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony nomination for his performance.

As previously announced, Gordon Hunt will direct the classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The concert staging will also feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Show time is 7:30 PM.

Last summer, the Bowl presented Michele Lee and Christine Ebersole in Jerry Herman's Mame. Previous staged concert productions at the Bowl include Errico and John Lithgow in My Fair Lady and Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth in Meredith Willson's The Music Man.

Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and the title tune.

Paxton Whitehead's numerous Broadway credits include My Fair Lady, A Little Hotel on the Side, Lettice and Lovage, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run for Your Wife, Noises Off, Camelot, The Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Chemin de Fer, There's One in Every Marriage, Candida, Beyond the Fringe and The Affair. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for Mame are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.

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