London Casting: Play Henry Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’

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“My Fair Lady”

If you love “My Fair Lady” and are looking to spend some of the month of February abroad, this casting call might be for you.

Casting Director Pippa Ailion is searching for a walking cover for “My Fair Lady,” which will visit the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy early next year. The role of Professor Henry Higgins is central to the story of Eliza Doolittle. The plot surrounds Higgin’s experiment to turn Cockney-speaking Eliza into the perfect example of a “lady” by teaching her to speak properly.

The team is looking for an experienced actor with strong singing abilities of any ethnicity, aged 35–50. Pay is subject to discussion.

This production rehearses in London from the Dec. 11–16 ahead of the February run in Italy next year. Apply Here!

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Elyse Roth
Elyse is a senior editor at Backstage, where she oversees all casting news and features content, including her weekly casting director Q&A series, In the Room. She came to New York from Ohio by way of Northwestern University, where she studied journalism, and now lives in Brooklyn. She might see and write about awards-worthy films, but Elyse still thinks “Legally Blonde” is a perfect movie and on any given night is probably taking in some kind of entertainment, whether it’s comedy, theater, ballet, or figuring out what show to binge next.
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