Nederlander Presentations has announced that Shereen Ahmed will be Eliza Doolittle and Laird Mackintosh will be Henry Higgins in the upcoming North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the tour will tech and launch in Syracuse, NY in mid-December before officially opening at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Shereen Ahmed understudied the role of Eliza in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of My Fair Lady. She made her Broadway debut in the original company (Ms. Clara Eynsford-Hill, Ensemble) after being discovered in an open call audition.
Laird Mackintosh is currently appearing on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Monsieur André. He has also portrayed the role of the Phantom for over 200 performances. His other Broadway credits include John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde and Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins.
The revival of My Fair Lady was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. The production, which premiered in the spring of 2018, recently ended its long run at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on July 7, 2019 after playing 548 performances.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date. To see the current list of stops for the 2019/2020 season, click here.