Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard will star as Henry Higgins in theThe Old Globe's upcoiming production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, running January 12-February 17. Nicholas Martin will helm the production. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
In the play, Higgins, a British linguist, bets a fellow scholar that he can pass off Eliza Doolittle, a common Cockney flower girl, as the pinnacle of English society.
Leonard has been seen on Broadway in The Invention of Love, for which he won a Tony Award, as well as Long Day's Journey Into Night and Born Yesterday.
His film credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Age of Innocence, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, andhe appeared for eight seasons on the Fox medical drama House.