‘My Fair Lady’ Announces Cast for 2023-2024 National Tour

Crossroads Live North America has announced complete casting for its upcoming 2023-24 Tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

This touring production welcomes Anette Barrios-Torres as Eliza Doolittle, returning cast includes Jonathan Grunert as Professor Henry Higgins, John Adkison as Colonel Pickering, Nathan Haltiwanger as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Michael Hegarty as Alfred P. Doolittle, Becky Saunders as Mrs. Higgins, Maeghin Mueller takes over the role of Mrs. Pearce, and Christopher Isolano joins the company as Zoltan Karpathy.

The production’s ensemble will feature Lauren Emily Alagna, Nick Berke, Evan Bertram, Nicholas Carroll, Shannon Conboy, Ryaan Farhadi, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Kelly Gleason, Jackson Hurt, Michelle Lemon, Derek Luscutoff, Ashton Norris, Jessica Ordaz, Rafa Pepén, Kumari Small, Charlie Tingen, Gill Vaughn-Spencer, John Viso, Gerri Weagraff and Mary Beth Webber.

Rehearsals begin October 11th at the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre in Logan, Utah. My Fair Lady will begin performances November 8th in Boise, ID at The Morrison Center. Click here to view the current tour route.

Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady is the winner of 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, 5 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical Revival and 3 Drama League Awards including Best Musical Revival. 

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 15h, 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. 

A previous North American tour of Casey Nicholaw’s Broadway production played 1,201 performances in 41 cities date to date, drawing more than 2.7 million people.


ANETTE BARRIOS-TORRES (Eliza Doolittle)  is a Cuban-American actor from Miami, FL. Nat’l tour debut! Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), Carousel (Carrie) and Grease (Jan) with Lyric Theatre OK. Concerts: 54 Below and An Evening with Kelli O’Hara with OKC Phil. OCU grad! Thanks HCKR, Ann, DAR, Sami & Bart. Besos to her family & Nathan. For Marin. @anettebarriostorres

JONATHAN GRUNERT (Professor Henry Higgins). Jonathan is thrilled to return for another year as Henry Higgins! Favorite credits include: Murder on the Orient Express (Arbuthnot), Shakespeare in Love (Wessex), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio),  Evil Dead: The Musical (Ash). MFA FSU/ Asolo Conservatory, BFA Southern Methodist University. Learn more at JonathanGrunert.com.

JOHN ADKISON (Colonel Pickering) National tour: My Fair Lady, The Music Man, A Christmas Story, Elf. Regional: Laguna Playhouse, People’s Light & Theatre Co., Sierra Repertory Theatre, Gablestage, Ocean State Theatre Co. Stock: Little Theatre on the Square, Theatre by the Sea, Barn Theatre. More at johnadkison.com. Love to JCA.

MAEGHIN MUELLER (Mrs. Pearce) Maeghin is excited to be rejoining the My Fair Lady tour! She most recently played Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (CFVA) and Sophie Tucker in the developmental workshop Last of the Red Hot Mamas. Prior to MFL she was the Pile of Poo emoji in Emojiland: The Musical (national tour). @maeghinksings

NATHAN HALTIWANGER (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) is thrilled to return for another year on tour!  Select regional credits: Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope), She Loves Me (Stephen Kodaly), Cinderella (Prince Topher), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston).  Thanks to Colin, Binder Casting, and the entire MFL team!  All my love to my family and Logan. IG: @nathan.haltiwanger

MICHAEL HEGARTY (Alfred P. Doolittle) is thrilled to be returning to Wimpole Street for another year.  Credits: First national tour of Bartlett Sher’s Fiddler on The Roof. Regional: The Producers, Les Miserables, Footloose, Kinky Boots, Damn Yankees, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Story. TV/Film: Tommy (with Edie Falco), Better Nate Than Ever.

BECKY SAUNDERS (Mrs. Higgins) is happy to be back on tour as Mrs. Higgins! Tours: Bye-Bye Birdie (Mrs. Merkle), Golf: The Musical (Principal). New York: A Little Night Music (Madame Armfeldt). Regional: Always…Patsy Cline (Louise Seger, Dir. Ted Swindley), White Christmas (Martha Watson, Dir. Rob Baron) and Anne of Green Gables (Marilla Cuthbert, Dir. Jessica Kubzansky).

LAUREN EMILY ALAGNA (Ensemble) is overwhelmed with gratitude to be joining My Fair Lady! Favorite credits: A Chorus Line (Kristine, PSF & REV), Evita (Mistress u/s, Fulton), State Fair (REV), and An American In Paris (ABT). Immense love to her supportive family and friends, and appreciation to HKA. Instagram: @lauren.alagna

EVAN BERTRAM (Ensemble, u/s Eliza Doolittle) National tour debut! Regional: Guys and Dolls (Axelrod), Million Dollar Quartet (Ogunquit), A Christmas Carol (Gateway), The Secret Garden (ACT of CT), SHOUT! (Mason Street). JMU MT alum. Huge thanks to UIA, ARC, and my precious family. Delighted to share the stage with my husband, Jackson! Matt. 11:28-30. IG @evbertram

NICHOLAS CARROLL (Harry, Ensemble, u/s Professor Henry Higgins, u/s Colonel Pickering) National Tour: The Sound of Music (“Captain Von Trapp” U/S). Select regional: Oklahoma (“Judd”), Mamma Mia! (“Harry”), Shrek the Musical (“Lord Farqaad”) – Little Theatre on the Square, The Full Monty (“Reg Willoughby”) – North Shore Music Theatre. Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre. Much gratitude to the entire MFL company! @nickarroll

RYAAN FARHADI (Jamie, The “Loverly” Quartet, Ensemble, u/s Alfred P. Doolittle) National Tour debut! Recent graduate of Penn State Musical Theatre. Huge thanks to ARC Casting, My Fair Lady and his team at PMA. Dedicated to every one of his teachers, mentors and his parents, without whom none of this would be possible. Iranian and Afghan American. @ryaanfarhadi

ANDREW FEHRENBACHER (Frank the Bartender, Ensemble, u/s Professor Henry Higgins, u/s Colonel Pickering) is excited to return to Wimpole Street! Regional: Guys and Dolls (Sky), The Sound of Music (Captain), Next to Normal (Dan), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) and more! Thanks to the MFL team, Dr. Perna, Peppy, and Brian. Love to Mary.

KELLY GLEASON (Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain). Kelly is thrilled to join the MFL tour! National tour: Chicago (Hunyak u/s Roxie), 42nd Street. Favorite regional: Holiday Inn (Paper Mill), Catch Me If You Can (REV), Cinderella (NSMT), Singin’ in the Rain (Girl in Green, Asst. Choreographer; TBTS). Pace U grad. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and the MFL team!

JACKSON HURT (The “Loverly” Quartet, Steward, Higgins’ Butler, Ensemble, u/s Freddy Eynsford-Hill) is thrilled to be back on tour! Tour: My Fair Lady (2nd Nat’l) Cruise: RCCL. Regional: Sound of Music (The Lex), Little Women, Grease, Little Mermaid (Palace), Cinderella (Aurora). Many thanks to UIA and my family. Blessed to be on stage with my wife, Evan! NKU BFA Alum. @jackson.hurt12. Ephesians 6:16.

CHRISTOPHER ISOLANO (Zoltan Karpathy, u/s Alfred P. Doolittle) is honored to join LCT’s My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: The Golden Cage (Theatre Row), Fancy Nancy (AMT). Regional: Sound of Music (Engeman), Godspell (Theatre Aspen), Spring Awakening (Hangar). Additional: Aida & Nabucco (Metropolitan Opera). Love to ASA, ARC, my new MFL fam, my famiglia/amici, and my Hitchweist. Hi Ma! @Chris_Isolano

MICHELLE LEMON (Ensemble) National Tour debut! Select regional credits: A Chorus Line, Cinderella (Phoenix Theatre Company), Something Rotten, Crazy for You, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Anything Goes (Sharon Playhouse), INDECENT (Playhouse on Park). Michelle holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. www.michellelemon.com @michelleglemon

JESSICA ORDAZ (Mrs. Hopkins, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Pearce). National tour debut! Regional: In the Heights (PVPA), Secret Garden, Mamma Mia, Parade, Oklahoma (3DTheatricals), Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Sound of Music (MCRE). She sings for the Disneyland Resort and for the Christmas parody group, The Mistletones. Beyond grateful to Amber Snead and the incredible cast and crew! Jeremiah 29:11 @JessicaLOrdaz

RAFA PEPÉN (Ensemble) is making his national tour debut! Born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Recently seen in 42nd Street at Riverside Theater and The Wizard of Oz at The Palace Theater. His favorite Dominican credits include CATS, Spring Awakening, Godspell and The Addams Family. Gracias a mi familia y amigos por todo el apoyo. Los quiero!

KUMARI SMALL (Clara Eynsford-Hill, Ensemble) is California born & NYC based and is thrilled to be joining My Fair Lady. Credits include Rudolph (national tour), “Mary” in Mary Poppins at the Hyperion at the Disneyland Resort, Gabrielle in R&H’s Cinderella, Memphis, and Beauty & the Beast(Moonlight Amphitheater). Love to her to her family and friends. Rep’d by Firestarter Entertainment. @kumarismall

CHARLIE TINGEN (The “Loverly” Quartet, Lord Boxington, Higgins’ Butlers, Footman, Ensemble, u/s Freddy Eynsford-Hill) is thrilled to join this loverly tour! He has performed Off-Broadway, in national tours, with symphony orchestras, and at opera companies and regional theatres throughout the United States. Recent performances include Anatole in the regional premiere of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Shakespeare in Something Rotten!, and Toby in Sweeney Todd. @charlietingen www.charlietingen.com

GILL VAUGHN-SPENCER (The “Loverly” Quartet, Ensemble).  A Small Potato in the Big City! Recently seen in the Legally Blonde 23/24 national nour (Ensemble/Emmet Cover) and the A Chorus Line 2022 international tour (Swing/Zach Cover). Point Park 2020 alumn and YOU Talent client. Thank you team, family, friends, and God! www.gillvs.com || IG:@gill.rvs

JOHN VISO (Ensemble). NYC based performer born and raised in Kansas City. National tour debut. Credits: Cabaret (The Old Globe), Cabaret (Asolo Rep), MSC Cruises (RWS Entertainment), A Chorus Line, Newsies! (The Lexington Theatre Co.), Anything Goes, Newsies! (Porthouse Theatre), Bright Star (Phoenix Theatre). Education: BFA Musical Theatre from Ball State University. www.johnviso.com @visoinlights

GERRI WEAGRAFF (Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Higgins, u/s Mrs. Pearce) is delighted to join the MFL tour! National tours: Anastasia (Dowager Empress), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). Regional: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Surflight, Beef & Boards, Candlelight Theatre, Fireside. Credits: Funny Girl (Mrs. Brice), Into the Woods (Jack’s Mother), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), Follies (Phyllis), Lend Me a Tenor (Julia). http://www.gerriweagraff.com   

MARY BETH WEBBER (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Ensemble) is honored to be joining this amazing production. She recently performed in the first national tour of Fiddler on the Roof as “Yente the Matchmaker.” However, her most important role to date is Mom to her seven fabulous daughters. Much love and gratitude to Mimi, Jack, Leigh, and The J.U.G. Club for their unwavering support.

NICK BERKE (Swing, Dance Captain, Assistant Choreographer) Nick Berke returns to My Fair Lady for another season, after its ’22-’23 acclaimed run. This is his second Bartlett Sher production; he most recently spent 4 years and 700 performances on the Fiddler on the Roof 1st National Tour. Other tours: A Chorus Line (North America/Japan 2018, and Japan 2022). BFA NYU/Tisch. For more credits and info, visit www.nickberke.com. Socials: @nickberke.

SHANNON CONBOY (Ensemble, Onstage Swing). Regional premiere: Tuacahn’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Cherry Sundae). Other favorites: Elf National Tour, Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden), Dames at Sea (Ruby), The ZACH’s Beauty and the Beast. Special thanks to Casting by ARC, Brian at HKA, and the creative team. Love to her supportive family! @shanconboy

DEREK LUSCUTOFF (Ensemble, Onstage Swing) National tour debut! Last year, Derek was Dance Assistant to Randy Skinner and a swing in the pre-Broadway tryout of 42nd Street at Goodspeed Musicals. Other credits: Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Rivertown Theaters), Cinderella (Paper Mill Playhouse), Mamma Mia! (North Shore Music Theatre), and Swing! (Norwegian Cruise Line). BA from UC Berkeley. Many thanks to Crossroads Live, the creative team, BWA Agency, friends, family, & Daniel! www.DerekLuscutoff.com @derekluscutoff

ASHTON NORRIS (Swing) is a California girl currently based in Chicago, IL and is thrilled to be touring with My Fair Lady! A recent graduate from Roosevelt University; some previous credits include: Chorus Line, Cinderella, and Pajama Game. Thanks to her family and agents at Gray Talent for their support! @ashtonmarienorris

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