Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally will make her West End musical debut in Anything Goes next year starring opposite Robert Lindsay
Megan Mullally is set to make her West End musical debut in Anything Goes.
The Will & Grace actress, 62, will star as Reno Sweeney opposite Robert Lindsay, 70, who will play Moonface Martin.
Anything Goes will return to the London stage next spring and summer, for a limited 15-week run at the Barbican Theatre.
Debut: Will & Grace starr Megan Mullally, 62, will star as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes next year, making her West End musical debut (pictured in February)
Three-time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall will also be making her West End debut as she choreographs and directs the revival.
Megan said: ‘Anything really does go, is the thing, and I’m excited to be coming to London where Robert Lindsay and I will promptly unleash ourselves upon that wonderful town for 15 weeks of farce and frolic.
‘Under the tutelage of the devilishly clever Kathleen Marshall we shall endeavour to do the memory of Cole Porter proud.
‘Meanwhile, I will endeavour to get my a** to a tap class. A brand new rendering of a great old entertainment is on the horizon…something tells me I’ll get a kick out of spending my summer in London next year! Tally-ho!’
Co-star: The Will & Grace actress will star opposite Robert Lindsay, 70, who played Ben Harper in sitcom My Family for more than 10 years
Megan has performed on Broadway in revivals of Grease, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
She starred as Karen on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which she received two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild awards and four Golden Globe nominations.
The classic musical will feature music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
Megan will star opposite Robert, who played Ben Harper in sitcom My Family for more than 10 years.
Will & Grace: She starred as Karen on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace (pictured: series three in 2000. L-R: Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally and Brian Jordan Alvarez)
He said: ‘I am so looking forward to returning to the stage in the medium I love – musical comedy.
‘And what better than Kathleen Marshall’s revival of Anything Goes at the wonderful Barbican Theatre. The perfect remedy to shake off the blues of 2020.’
Kathleen Marshall said: ‘I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to reimagine Anything Goes for the West End.
‘I’m a huge fan of both Megan and Robert and I know we will have a blast working together on this iconic musical comedy.
‘I adore London and can’t wait to bring this joyous show to UK audiences!’