Kelsey Grammer, speaking back stage at the Tonys, discussed his upcoming production of Macbeth for the first time since opening in the play in Boston. Asked, why he chose to return to the stage in The Scottish Play, he said, "Well, I did it 20 years ago and I've always wanted to do it again. When I did it, I was 25, I was too green. It's been on my mind to do it again for some years now." Asked whether he was afraid of the New York theatre critics' judgement, he said, "Of course I am. I think I'm presented quite the biggest target the New York theatre has seen in some time." Macbeth opened to mixed reviews in Boston.
Grammer's costar in Macbeth is Diane Venora. The Shakespeare tragedy is due at the Music Box Theatre later this month.