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James Lecesne to Take Over Role for Injured Michael McKean in Broadway's Best Man logo
James Lecesne
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James Lecesne will play the role of campaign manager Dick Jensen in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, replacing Michael McKean who as recently reported, was injured when struck by a car at the intersection of West 86th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side.

In a statement, producer Jeffrey Richards commented, "Jerry Frankel and I have worked with Michael on three previous productions, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game and Superior Donuts, and he has never missed a performance, and I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in his career. So this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce. He is currently in stable condition, he has a broken leg. Jerry and I look forward to working with Michael again on a future project."

Lecesne has been playing the role of reporter Mitch Graham in the production, and that role will now be played by Fred Parker.

Lecesne is making his Broadway debut in Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Previously, he has appeared Off-Broadway in Motherhood Out Loud, Boys in the Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Cloud 9 and One Man Band.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man, which performs at the Schoenfeld Theatre, is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season.


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