Tony Award winner Roger Bart will star as ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ in the world premiere of Back To The Future The Musical.

The Desperate Housewives and Episodes actor was handed the keys to the infamous DeLorean Time Machine by Christopher Lloyd, the original ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ in the Back to the Future film trilogy at the launch of the new musical in Manchester.

Roger Bart said of playing Dr Emmett Brown, “Playing the role of Doc Brown, made iconic on film by the brilliant Christopher Lloyd, is going to be the adventure of a lifetime. After all, at this stage of my life, who doesn’t want to go back in time?”

Bart, who will make his West End debut in the role, has numerous Broadway credits including Carmen Ghia (Tony nomination), Leo Bloom in The Producers, Xanthias in The Frogs, Dr Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, Tony Delvecchio in Disaster The Musical (all original Broadway productions) and Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which he won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.

Bart joins the previously announced Olly Dobson as ‘Marty McFly’, Hugh Coles as ‘George McFly’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine Baines’ and Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie’.

The musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season prior to a West End season and ultimately a Broadway premiere.

Back To The Future The Musical is directed by John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town) with design by Tim Hatley, choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve and musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow.

West End dates and venue to be announced.