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Robert Fairchild to Make Feature-Film Debut in Cats Movie

Fairchild will take on the role of Munkustrap.

Robert Fairchild will play Munkustrap in the Cats movie.
(© David Gordon)

Tony nominee Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) will make his feature-film debut in Cats, according to Variety. Fairchild will take on the role of Munkustrap.

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the original Broadway production of Cats opened in 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The production ran for a record-breaking 18 years and 7,485 performances and earned six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.

As previously announced, the star-studded cast of Cats will feature Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Idris Elba (Macavity), Steven McRae (Skimbleshanks), Mette Towley (Jemima), and Francesca Hayward (Victoria).

Cats is directed by Tom Hooper and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. It is set for a December 20, 2019, theatrical release.

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