George Hamilton Will Star in National Tour of La Cage aux Folles

By Andrew Gans
25 Apr 2011

George Hamilton
George Hamilton
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Stage and screen star George Hamilton will head the cast of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, which is scheduled to play its final performance at the Longacre Theatre May 1 at 3 PM.

The national tour, which will feature Hamilton in the role of Georges, will be produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Sonia Friedman Productions and David Babani in association with NETworks Presentations.

Hamilton, the tanned Hollywood leading man known for roles in "Love at First Bite," "Zorro, the Gay Blade" and "Godfather III," made his Broadway debut in Chicago.

The award-winning Broadway production of La Cage is now headed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Albin) and two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (Georges).



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. The original cast included Kelsey Grammer and Tony winner Douglas Hodge.

For more information, visit www.LaCage.com.