John Lithgow and More Join Public Theater Gala Cast List
The evening will celebrate the Public's musical theater history with a program called ''Hair to Hamilton''.
Full casting is set for the Public Theater's 2017 gala, Hair to Hamilton, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals. The event will take place on Monday, June 5, at the Delacorte Theater, with Daniel Sullivan directing and Rob Fisher serving as musical director.
The evening will feature performances by Brooks Ashmanskas, Nathaniel Claridad, Natalie Cortez, Matt Deangelis, Joshua Dela Cruz, Brandon Victor Dixon, Claybourne Elder, Kristian Espiritu, Justin Keyes, Omar Lopez-Cepero, John Lithgow, Anastaćia McCleskēy, Leslie McDonel, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kevin Moon Loh, Mary Kate Morrissey, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brandon Pearson, Diane Phelan, Paris Remillard, Anika Noni Rose, George Salazar, Jennifer Sanchez, Kacie Sheik, Eric Lajuan Summers, Will Swenson, Kirstin Villanueva, and Dan'yelle Williamson, joining the previously announced Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Nikki M. James, Sasha Allen, Sydney Lucas, Kevin Mambo, Britton Smith, Mary Testa, Akron Watson, and Juson Williams.
The evening will feature songs from Public Theater productions including Hamilton, Hair, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, and more.
Julia Pershan and Julio Peterson serve as gala cochairs for the one-night-only special event that will celebrate the late LuEsther T. Mertz for her invaluable contribution to the past, present, and future of the Public Theater.