Michael C. Hall to Star in David Bowie Musical ‘Lazarus’

Michael C. Hall Lazarus David Bowie
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Michael C. Hall, the “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” actor who recently appeared in Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” has signed on to star in “Lazarus,” the new David Bowie-Enda Walsh stage show that opens Off Broadway in December.

He’ll play protagonist Thomas Newton in the production, which is based on the Walter Tevis novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” In the 1976 film version of the tale, Newton was portrayed by Bowie, who will not appear in the stage incarnation but will provide original songs as well as previously recorded material.

The storyline of “Man” follows an alien (Hall) who comes to Earth looking for water for his drought-stricken planet. Irish playwright Walsh, who wrote the book for Broadway Tony-winner “Once,” collaborates with Bowie on “Lazarus,” while Ivo van Hove (“Scenes From a Marriage”), the buzzy Belgian director whose hit London staging of “A View From the Bridge” opens on Broadway in the fall, directs.

Besides “Hedwig,” Hall’s stage credits also include the Broadway play “The Realistic Joneses” and well as stints in “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” No further casting for “Lazarus” has yet been set.

“Lazarus” begins previews at Off Broadway’s New York Theater Workshop Nov. 18 ahead of a Dec. 7 opening. The production is part of a NYTW season that launches with “Fondly, Collette Richland,” the latest from popular downtown troupe Elevator Repair Service.


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  1. Jenny says:

    I’m planning my trip to NYC as we speak! I always go from Miami to see bae! :)

  2. Sonya Poole says:

    I have recently become a huge fan of
    Michael C. Hall. I am a N.C. native as well and happy to know that NC is home to such an incredibly talented actor. He is extremely versatile and I love all his shows/movies and Broadway shows. Not only talented but very handsome! I can’t think of another actor who can play such controversial roles more convincing.
    I would love nothing more than to see him live, on stage in Lazarus. It is my hope that I can find my way to New York to see his performance.
    When are tickets available for his show?

  3. Márcia says:

    I miss him on TV…

  4. patricnasty says:

    In the words of the immortal Rik Mayall… “Bwilliant!!!” :)

  5. Sandy Muller says:

    It’ll be GREAT!!!!

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