John Glover has a big chair to fill.
Thesp (“Smallville,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!”) is set to take over this spring as Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone” on Broadway. The role was originated and is currently played by Tony-winning “Drowsy” creator Bob Martin, who co-wrote the book.
Martin departs the Broadway incarnation (at a date to be determined) to head up the cast of the London production, which begins previews on the West End May 14. Glover steps into the role in New York in April.
Actor won a Tony for “Love! Valour!” in 1995, and was last on the Gotham stage in the Roundabout’s Off Broadway production “The Paris Letter” by Jon Robin Baitz.
“Drowsy” opened on Broadway in May and went on to win five 2006 Tonys. Show follows a Gotham recluse, the Man in Chair, who cheers himself up listening to the cast recording of 1920s tuner.