Lee is making a habit of taking his fans by surprise with news of his next roles ... and this was no different. After talk in recent interviews of keeping six months in his diary clear for TV/film work or a play, and of his next musical possibly being the long-awaited Bolan project, news broke today that he will take over the role of Emmet in Legally Blonde in mid-June.
BroadwayWorld.com and Whats On Stage carried the news:
The role has been played by Alex Gaumond since the show opened in 2009 and he was due to leave when Lee's wife, Denise, does on 23 April, but has extended his contract until Lee joins the cast. Lee will play the role from 20 June to 8 October 2011.
My warmest congratulations to Lee - I love the show and really look forward to seeing his take on the role. Lee himself is characteristically excited at the prospect, replying to a tweet asking if it was true with: "Yes it is true. - I'm very excited to be going into the show. It's a great part."
Legally Blonde is at the Savoy Theatre on Strand, almost opposite the Adelphi, an area with which many of Lee's fans are already very familiar! [Schedule and website information removed now show has closed.]
Last updated: 18 June 2017