Alex Jenning’s will join the cast of six-time Tony award winning musical The Light in the Piazza which opens at London’s Southbank Centre in June.
A stunning story about the life-changing thrill of first love, Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio.
The three-time Olivier Award winner was most recently seen portraying the Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor in the Netflix series The Crown, Liberal MP Peter Bessell in A Very English Scandal and Tim Finch in Unforgotten, for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor BAFTA.
Jennings has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre and has played lead roles in musicals My Fair Lady and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is the only performer to have won Olivier awards in the drama, musical and comedy categories.
The cast also features four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming, Disney Film and Emmy-winning TV star Dove Cameron, Rob Houchen (Marius in Les Misérables), Celinde Schoenmaker (Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera), Malcolm Sinclair, leading operatic soprano Marie McLaughlin and Liam Tamne (The Phantom of the Opera).
The acclaimed musical is running at the Royal Festival Hall for 20 performances only and will be directed by Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes from Brigitte Reiffenstuel. Lighting will be by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter, with Opera North playing the score, conducted by Kimberley Grigsby.
The Light in the Piazza is booking from 14 June 2019 until 5 July 2019 at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London