Lin-Manuel Miranda will star as King Arthur in a one-night-only benefit concert for Lincoln Center Theater March 4 at 6:30PM.
Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the cast will also feature fellow Tony winners Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I) as Nimue and Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as Morgan Le Fey, Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton, Encores!' Song for a New World) as Guenevere, Jordan Donica (My Fair Lady) as Sir Lancelot, Dakin Matthews (To Kill a Mockingbird) as Merlyn, Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Mordred, and Tony nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Jason Danieley (Pretty Woman), and Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) as three of the Knights of the Round Table.
Ted Sperling will conduct a 30-piece orchestra performing the original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical includes well-known songs as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” and “What Do The Simple Folk Do?”. Adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King, Camelot follows the legend of King Arthur, who becomes king after pulling the sword Excalibur from its stone. Arthur builds his just kingdom alongside Queen Guenevere, but complications arise when she and Lancelot become entwined and Arthur's illegitimate son arrives in Camelot.
The original production starred Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Queen Guenevere, and Robert Goulet as Sir Lancelot.
Miranda, who recently returned to the role of Alexander Hamilton during the Puerto Rico engagement of the third national tour of Hamilton, makes his return to the New York stage with this performance. (His Freestyle Love Supreme began January 30, with Miranda expected to make a surprise appearance or two throughout the run.) He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Mary Poppins Returns alongside Emily Blunt.
Matthews, Miles and Donica each return to the Lincoln Center Theater stage, Matthews having performed in Henry IV in 2003, Miles having closed The King & I as Lady Thiang in June 2016, and Donica having departed the role of My Fair Lady’s Freddy Eynsford-Hill in January.
Andy and Betsy Kenny Lack, Brooke and Daniel Neidich, and Caryn Zucker are the co-chairs of the evening; proceeds will go to LCT’s productions and education programs.
Tickets for the performance only will be on sale beginning February 19. A limited number of $30 seats will be available via a digital lottery beginning February 19 at 10AM. Benefit tickets, which include a post-performance dinner with the cast, can be purchased by contacting Karin Schall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Jones at email@example.com.