Alex Jennings announced for six-time Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza

Alex Jennings announced for six-time Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza

Posted On: Apr 4, 2019
By Amanda Parry
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    Three-time Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Queen, Bridget Jones: The Edge, Babel, The Lady in the Van and most recently the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown and Unforgotten for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor) will complete the cast for the London premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. A stunning story about the life-changing thrill of first love, Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio. 

    He will be joining the exceptionally talented cast led by opera superstar and four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming who is making her London musical theatre debut as American Margaret Johnson and Disney Film and Emmy-winning TV star Dove Cameron who is also making her UK debut as Margaret’s troubled daughter Clara. Dove is best known for her role in Disney’s The Descendants trilogy. In addition, she recently played the role of Amber von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! and starred as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Clueless: The Musical.

    Also appearing are West End star Rob Houchen (Marius in  Les Misérables and named Best Male in a Musical at the 2019 Off West End Awards for his performance in Eugenius), who will play Clara’s suitor, Fabrizio Naccarelli, and Celinde Schoenmaker (female lead in The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé, and Fantine in the West End production of Les Misérables) as Franca Naccarelli. Malcolm Sinclair (who is currently nominated for an Olivier Award and whose career onstage and screen spans more than three decades encompassing a vast array of West End, National Theatre and RSC productions alongside roles in films such as Casino Royale and V for Vendetta) will play Margaret’s husband and Clara’s father Roy Johnson.  Fabrizio’s mother Signora Naccarelli will be played by leading operatic soprano Marie McLaughlin (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La bohème, The Greek Passion and Falstaff). Playing Fabrizio’s brother Giuseppe is Liam Tamne (The Phantom of the Opera, Link Larkin in Hairspray and Frank N Furter in the Rocky Horror Show).

    The talented ensemble includes Simbi Akande, Danny Becker, Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe HartMolly Lynch, Rhona McGregor, Tom Partridge, Monica Swayne and Matthew Woodyatt

    At the Royal Festival Hall from 14 June 2019 to 5 July 2019, book your The Light in the Piazza tickets today!