Shrek Tour Gets a New Villain in David F.M. Vaughn

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David F.M. Vaughn recently took over the role of the diminutive villain Lord Farquaad in the national tour of Shrek the Musical, the producers announced.

He is joined by Jason W. Shuffler, who plays the Big Bad Wolf (the Farquaad understudy). Todd Buonopane appeared as Farquaad in a handful of performances when the tour launched this summer in Chicago. Vaughn was bumped up during the Chicago engagement and opened the show. Vaughn made his Broadway debut in Shrek, and appeared in national tours or regional productions of Saturday Night Fever, Les Misérables (Enjolras), West Side Story (Riff), Tommy Tune's Doctor Dolittle, Candide and Spirit of the Dance.

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are producing the national tour of the musical inspired by the children's lit and movie character.

With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori and direction by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, Shrek begins a run at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Sept. 11, following an eight-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

The swamp-dwelling ogre Shrek is played by Eric Petersen, who joined the tour from the Broadway production. Haven Burton, also from the Broadway company, plays the feisty Princess Fiona. Alan Mingo, Jr. is Shrek's pal Donkey.

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