Danny Burstein, who recently appeared in the world premiere of the Moulin Rouge! musical adaptation, will return to Broadway in the current revival of My Fair Lady. The six-time Tony Award nominee will succeed Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle beginning January 8, 2019.
Butz will take his final bow at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater January 6; Burstein is set to play a limited engagement through April 28.
Burstein last appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Bartlett Sher (who also helms Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady). His performance as Tevye earned him his sixth Tony nomination following nods for Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
As previously announced, Tony winner Laura Benanti will take over for Lauren Ambrose as Eliza Doolittle beginning October 23, playing a limited engagement through February 17.
The current cast also includes Harry Hadden-Paton as Professor Henry Higgins, Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Higgins, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Clarke Thorell as Professor Zoltan Karpathy, and Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce.