Last night, Fraiser’s Kelsey Grammer made his long-awaited West End debut in Man Of La Mancha at the London Coliseum. IT’s the first time this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical has been performed in London for 50 years making it a very special occasion.
Get a glimpse of Kelsey and the rest of the cast in this much-anticipated production below.
Man Of La Mancha is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ story Don Quixote. Cervantes and his manservant are awaiting trial from the Spanish Inquisition. With him, he has a trunk carrying an unfinished novel, Don Quixote. In an attempt to defend him, Cervantes acts out his novel, transforming himself into Alonso Quijano. Quijano, deluded, believes he is a knight errant, renames himself Don Quixote de la Mancha, and sets off on a fantastical quest with his manservant Sancho Panza.
Kelsey is an Emmy award winning and Tony-nominated actor best known for playing Dr Frasier Crane in Cheers and Frasier. He stars alongside international opera star and soprano Danielle de Niese (who’s pictured above) and Cassidy Jonson who share the roles of Aldonza and Dulcinea.
The rest of the cast includes Nicholas Lyndhurst, Peter Polycarpou, Eugene McCoy, Lucy St Louis, Natasha Leaver, Debra Michaels, Julie Jupp, Minal Patel, and Emanuel Alba.
Man Of La Mancha is playing a strictly limited six-week run which ends on 8 June 2019.