Christian Dante White to join the cast of My Fair Lady

White is set to assume the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lincoln Center Theater's hit revival from January 8, 2019.

Christian Dante White

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Christian Dante White will assume the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.

White will make his debut performance in the production on January 8, 2019, taking over the role from Jordan Donica, who originated the role in the Broadway revival.

He adds My Fair Lady to an impressive list of Broadway credits, including Hello, Dolly!, The Book of Mormon and The Scottsboro Boys (Off-Broadway, Los Angeles and London productions).

White will join a cast that includes Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Danny Burstein, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Linda Mugleston, and Clarke Thorell.

Synopsis: "Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of a cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle, who attempts to pass as a lady after taking speech lessons from phoneticist professor Henry Higgins."

The creative team features music direction by Ted Sperling, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Marc Salzberg.

This production marks the first Broadway revival in 25 years. The musical originally premiered in 1956, directed by Moss Hart and starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, taking home a total of six Tony Awards in 1957, including "Best Musical." Three short-lived Broadway revivals were staged in 1976, 1981 and 1993.

The score of My Fair Lady features songs including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

My Fair Lady is produced by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc.

My Fair Lady Tickets are available now for performances through to June 2, 2019.