Bobby Cannavale to Join Lauren Ambrose in Broadway's Funny Girl
Cannavale received Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Motherf**ker With a Hat and Mauritius. Among his other stage credits are Trust, Hurlyburly, F**king A, and A Flea in Her Ear, Off-Broadway. He received his Emmy for his work on Will & Grace.
With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and a book by Isobel Lennart, the show charts the real life story of Fanny Brice, who, heralding from the streets of New York's Lower East Side, became a toast of the Ziegfeld Follies.
The production will reunite Sher with the design team of his acclaimed Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific: scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Scott Lehrer. Music director is Kimberly Grigsby, and choreographer is Christopher Gattelli.