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Fran Drescher Joins Byrne, Gunn, Mazzie, et al. for N.Y. Philharmonic’s Camelot

Fran Drescher
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Fran Drescher
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)

Fran Drescher will play Morgan Le Fey in the New York Philharmonic’s semi-staged performances of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. The production, to run May 7-10, will be directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Paul Gemigani; the May 8 performance will be broadcast as part of PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center series.

As previously announced, Gabriel Byrne will be King Arthur, Nathan Gunn will be Sir Lancelot, Marc Kudisch will be Sir Lionel, Christopher Lloyd will be Pellinore, Marin Mazzie will be Guenevere, Bobby Steggert will be Mordred, Christopher Sieber will be Dinadan, and Will Swenson will be Sagamore. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The creative team includes Josh Prince (choreographer), Jim Noone (sets), Tracy Christensten (costumes), and Paul Miller (lighting).

Camelot chronicles the love triangle among King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot, and the treachery of the king’s illegitimate son, Mordred. The 1960 Broadway production received four Tony Awards, including Best Actor for Richard Burton.

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