Principal Casting Announced for An American in Paris, Which Will Play Paris Prior to Broadway

By Andrew Gans
30 Jun 2014

Robert Fairchild
Robert Fairchild

Principal casting has been announced for An American In Paris, which will open on Broadway in spring 2015 following its world premiere in December 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

The new musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name, features a score by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas.

Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel.

An American in Paris, according to press notes, "transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II - into a new Broadway musical of hope, redemption and romance."



The creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and arranged by Rob Fisher and casting by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman. Brad Haak is the musical director with orchestrations by Christopher Austin.

An American in Paris will be presented at Théâtre du Châtelet in English featuring the 26-member Broadway cast with a score including “I Got Rhythm,” “‘SWonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.”

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The producers are Pittsburgh CLO (Van Kaplan) and Théâtre du Châtelet (Jean-Luc Choplin) by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical (Stuart Oken) and Roy Furman.