Michael Moriarty, who took over for Richard Chamberlain in the 1993-94 Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, returns to the role of Professor Higgins in Westbury Music Fair's current production, opening Nov. 5 and running to Nov. 10.
As the man who teaches Eliza Doolittle how to speak like a proper Englishwoman, Moriarty will perform the famous Lerner & Loewe numbers, "Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man?" and "Why Can't The English Teach Their Children How To Speak?" Moriarty is best known for his television work, winning an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for his work in "Holocaust" and an Emmy for his portrayal of the Gentleman Caller in "The Glass Menagerie." He was also nominated for an Emmy and Globe for his work as Ben Stone in the first years of television's "Law And Order."
Moriarty's previous theatre work includes stints as both Captain Queeg and attorney Barry Greenwald on Broadway in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, as well as a Tony-winning role in Find Your Way Home.
Appearing with Michael Moriarty in My Fair Lady are Dane Knell as Pickering, Robert Lydiard as Alfred Doolittle, and Michael Greenwood as Freddy. Michele Ragusa is the fair lady, Eliza.
Norb Joerder directs and choreographs the piece, which has musical direction by Eric Barnes. Costumes are by Vickie K. Bast. For tickets ($22.50-$27.50) and information on My Fair Lady, call (516) 334-0800.
-- By David Lefkowitz