Hasselhoff Sheds Gown and Tiara, Exiting Vegas Producers

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David Hasselhoff exits the cast of the Las Vegas production of The Producers May 6, focusing on a prior commitment as a judge on the TV series "America's Got Talent."

Hasselhoff originated the outrageously flamboyant character Roger DeBris in the 90-minute Paris Las Vegas staging of the Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan smash that began previews Jan. 31. The open-ended desert production continues, with Lee Roy Reams joining the cast as Roger May 7.


Hasselhoff is listed in the Guinness "Book of World Records" as the Most Watched TV star in the world. His theatrical career began with his sold-out Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde. That was followed by his performances as Billy Flynn in the Kander and Ebb smash Chicago, The Musical.

"It has been an honor and privilege to have worked with Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman and an outstanding cast and crew," stated David Hasselhoff. "This has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my career in addition to having been so much fun and I'm sorry to say goodbye."

The Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical comedy had its gala premiere at Paris Las Vegas on Feb. 9. The production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, to unanimous rave reviews and is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in Broadway History (12, including Best Musical). The Broadway run ended April 22.

For tickets and information, visit www.parislasvegas.com or call (877) 374-7469.

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