David Pittsinger, William Michals to Play Broadway South Pacific's Emile During Paulo Szot's Absence
Bartlett Sher has directed this musical, based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, and featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. The production also stars Laura Osnes as Ensign Nellie Forbush.
Pittsinger played Emile in this production last winter and spring during Szot's previous scheduled absence, and also for several engagements in the show's national tour. Michals has been understudying the role since the production's beginning.
Szot will be starring in the Metropoltian Opera's production of The Nose, which opens on March 5.For more information, visit www.lct.org.