Producers announced today that beloved Broadway leading man, Rob McClure, who drew critical raves, standing ovations, and a Tony Award nomination when he created Euphegenia Doubtfire (everybody’s favorite Scottish nanny) in the stage musical Mrs. Doubtfire, will take the Tony Award-nominated role on the road as the new musical launches its North American Tour this Fall.
Another Broadway favorite, renowned actress and McClure’s wife, Maggie Lakis, will play Miranda Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire. Lakis is best known for her performances in Something Rotten! and Avenue Q, among other popular musicals on Broadway and on tour.
“It is a very rare and special event when the star of a Broadway musical takes the show on the road,” said producer Kevin McCollum. “Rob won the hearts of theatregoers and huge critical acclaim for creating one of the great musical comedy roles in Broadway history. I am thrilled that audiences across the country are not only going to be able to laugh and tear-up at Rob’s landmark performance, but also see a magical onstage chemistry with Maggie, a major talent who I first met when she starred in the national tour of Avenue Q. Our show is all about family, so to have Rob and Maggie leading this on the road, it couldn’t be more perfect.”
The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire will launch at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the just announced, Chicago, IL. The full list of cities can be found at www.DoubtfireBroadway.com.
Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now – one that proves we’re better together.
In addition to director Jerry Zaks, the new musical comedy features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! The creative team is rounded out by Choreographer Lorin Latarro; Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator Ethan Popp; Scenic Designer David Korins; Costume Designer Catherine Zuber; Lighting Designer, Philip S. Rosenberg; Sound Design by Brian Ronan and Craig Cassidy; Hair & Wig Designer David Brian Brown; and Casting by The Telsey Office (Craig Burns, CSA).
Mrs. Doubtfire is produced by Kevin McCollum in association with Work Light Productions, the Executive Producer and General Manager for the tour.
ROB McCLURE (Daniel Hillard). Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominations), Chaplin (Tony, Drama League, Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards), Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon In Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport, and Avenue Q, as well as Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce at Encores!. Off- Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. Regional: Spamalot at The Kennedy Center, and productions at The MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Arden, Cleveland Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street, Delaware Theatre Co., Flat Rock Playhouse, The McCarter, and La Jolla Playhouse. His acclaimed solo concert, Smile, has been performed on stages all over the world. Film: Recursion (Best Actor at The Queen’s World and Williamsburg film festivals.) TV: PBS Great Performances 50th Anniversary Concert, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Julia, New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods, Servant, Evil, The Bite, Person Of Interest, Elementary, and The Good Fight. Despite divorcing her 8 times a week on stage, he is proudly and happily married to Leading Lady, Maggie Lakis. For their daughter, Sadie.
MAGGIE LAKIS (Miranda Hillard). Credits include Bea in Something Rotten! (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (1st National Tour and Off-Broadway at New World Stages), Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas (New Victory) and John Doyle’s re-imagined Allegro (Classic Stage Company). Regional: Clybourne Park and Sunday in the Park with George (Arden Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play (Bucks County Playhouse), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and Into the Woods (The Muny). Thanks to everyone at The Mine.
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