Hollywood star Kelsey Grammer has confirmed he will star in the West End revival of Man of La Mancha at the historic London Coliseum in 2019.
The Tony award-winning musical was last revived in the West End over forty years ago and will play a strictly limited run from April 2019.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition, the ‘Fraiser’, ‘Cheers’ and ‘X-Men’ actor will take the dual lead role of the doddering old knight and his creator, Cervantes.
Grammer will also be joined by Australian lyric soprano Danielle de Niese. Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel, who previously starred in Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson, was rumoured to be joining the cast, however, this has not been announced.
Man of La Mancha features classic numbers including “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird”.
The production is presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade in collaboration with English National Opera and follows their previous highly successful revivals of Chess, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard and Carousel.
Man of La Mancha will run from 26 April 2019 until 8 June 2019 at the London Coliseum.