Jefferson Mays
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jefferson Mays
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays will play Professor Henry Higgins in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, scheduled to play the American Airlines Theatre September 14-December 16 and to open officially on October 11.

The production will be directed by David Grindley, who is currently represented on Broadway by Journey's End, in which Mays stars. The creative team includes Jonathan Fensom (sets and costumes), Jason Taylor (lighting), and Gregory Clarke (sound design). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Pygmalion, which was first seen on Broadway in 1914, focuses on a British professor who takes a poor Cockney girl named Eliza Doolittle off the streets and tutors her in diction in order to pass her off as a society lady. The play was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady.

Mays won the Tony Award for Best Actor, among several other honors, for I Am My Own Wife. His stage credits also include Of Thee I Sing, Quills, Orestes, and The Beauty Part.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.