Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher’s critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady.
Award-winning West End and Broadway star and two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael D. Xavier will play Henry Higgins.
Charlotte Kennedy will star as Eliza Doolittle. Charlotte made her professional debut in Les Miserables in the West End and most recently played the role of Cosette.
Best known for playing Ian Beale in EastEnders, Adam Woodyatt will play Alfred P. Doolittle.
Heather Jackson will reprise her role as Mrs Higgins which she is currently playing at the London Coliseum.
John Middleton will play Colonel Pickering. John is best known for his part in ITV’s Emmerdale as Ashley Thomas, a role which he remained in from 1996 to 2017.
Opera superstar Lesley Garrett will play Mrs Pearce.
Tom Liggins made his professional debut in the West End run of My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum. On tour he will play the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill
They will be joined by Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Emma Johnson, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood as the ensemble. Further casting will be announced in due course.
My Fair Lady will open in Bradford (22 September – 2 October) before going on to visit Dublin (6 – 30 October), Cardiff (8 – 26 November), Edinburgh (14 December – 7 January), Southampton (12 – 29 January), Birmingham (7 – 26 March), and Canterbury (20 June – 1 July) with more cities to be announced. All tickets are on sale now. Some casting may be subject to change in some venues.
Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production, which premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.