Stars Line Up for Muny Season Opener, My Fair Lady

News   Stars Line Up for Muny Season Opener, My Fair Lady
 
Complete casting has been announced for the Muny's upcoming production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Tony-winning musical My Fair Lady, which will play the St. Louis venue June 15-21.

The cast will be led by Anthony Andrews as Henry Higgins, a role he played in a 2001 London production; Alexandra Silber, who appeared on Broadway in Master Class, as Eliza Doolittle; Paxton Whitehead as Colonel Pickering, a role he played in the 1993 Broadway revival; Michael McCormick, a Broadway regular in Curtains and other shows, as Alfred P. Doolittle; Matthew Scott (Freddy Eynsford-Hill); Zoe Vonder Haar (Mrs. Higgins); and Peggy Billo (Mrs. Pearce).

The company also includes Lori Barrett-Pagano, Leah Berry, Anna Blair, Steve Czarnecki, Thom Dancy, Colby Dezelick, Samantha Farrow, Matt Faucher, Ellie Fishman, Tanya Haglund, Michael Hartung, Steve Isom, Jacob Lacopo, Lee Anne Mathews, Russell McCook, Kaela O'Connor, Rich Pisarkiewicz and Paul Scanlan.

My Fair Lady, according to press notes, "tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady." Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, My Fair Lady features such classic as “On The Street Where You Live,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”

Directed by Marc Bruni, the limited engagement will be choreographed by Chris Bailey and music-directed by Ben Whiteley.

The upcoming production will have scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee with costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney and video design by Nathan W. Scheuer. Wig design is by Leah J. Loukas, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley. For more information visit Muny.com.

Alexandra Silber
Alexandra Silber Photo by Matthew Murphy
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