Molly Ringwald is New Sweet Charity, Michael York is New Camelot King for AMTSJ

By Ernio Hernandez
04 Jan 2006

Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald will fill the shoes of Charity Hope Valentine and Michael York will be crowned King Arthur in Sweet Charity and Camelot tours as part of the new season at American Musical Theatre of San Jose.

The other announced productions to be presented in the AMTSJ 2006-2007 season will be The King and I, 42nd Street a new holiday musical Christmas Dreamland (performed at the newly restored Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA) and a Broadway hit to be announced shortly.

Ringwald known for her film turns in "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," among others has appeared in the musicals Cabaret and tick, tick...BOOM! as well as in the plays Enchanted April, Modern Orthodox and How I Learned to Drive. The actress stars in the production by the recent Broadway revival team of director Walter Bobbie and choreographer Wayne Cilento.

York known for his film roles in "Cabaret," "Three Musketeers," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Logan's Run" and to younger audiences as Basil Exposition in the "Austin Powers" films will take on the role King Arthur in the AMTSJ staging of the musical Camelot which features a new setting in a new book adapted by creator Alan Jay Lerner's son, Michael Lerner.

The AMTSJ 2006-2007 season is scheduled as follows: (subject to change)



  • Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon - Fall 2006
  • The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein - Fall 2006
  • Christmas Dreamland by Dolores Duran Cefalu, Tim Bair and Troy Rintala - Dec. 1-31
  • Camelot by Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner and Michael Lerner - Winter 2007
  • 42nd Street by Harry Warren, Al Dubin and Michael Stewart - Spring 2007
  • Final show to be announced - Spring 2007

    Subscriptions to the new season at AMTSJ, performed at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd. in San Jose, CA are available by calling toll-free at (888) 455-SHOW (7469), or call (408) 453-7108. For more information, visit the AMTSJ website at www.amtsj.org.