Christian Dante White, who most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, will step into the Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady. He takes on the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill (the crooner of the show’s “On the Street Where You Live”), replacing original cast member Jordan Donica beginning January 8, 2019, at Broadway’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.
White joins a company that includes Laura Benanti as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton as Professor Henry Higgins, Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Higgins, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, and Clarke Thorell as Professor Zoltan Karpathy. The same day that White takes the stage, Tony nominee Danny Burstein will also begin his run in the show, taking over for Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle.
The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened in April and subsequently earned ten Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical and nods for Hadden-Paton, original star Lauren Ambrose, Butz, and its original Mrs. Higgins, Diana Rigg.
In addition to Hello, Dolly!, in which he understudied the role of Cornelius Hackl, White has appeared on Broadway in Shuffle Along, The Book of Mormon, and The Scottsboro Boys.