Broadway stars, St. Louis favorites to take Muny stage this summer

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- We've known the shows since February, now we know the big names that will star on the Muny Stage this summer in Forest Park.

The Muny’s 97th season kicks off with Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” starring Anthony Andrews as Henry Higgins. Andrews is a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for "Brideshead Revisited."

The  cast of the "Hairspray"  includes  Bryan Batt as Edna Turnblad. Batt is a Emmy and Golden Globe award winner and star of the hit series "Mad Men."

“Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn" will feature Patti Murin who originated the stage role of Linda Mason at the Goodspeed Opera House. She recently played Ariel in the Muny's production of "The Little Mermaid."

Andy Christopher will make his Muny debut as Buddy Holly in "The Buddy Holly Story." Five years ago, he picked up a guitar for the first time and was taught to play by Buddy Holly’s nephew, Eddy Weir, and West End musical director, John Banister.

Tony winner Heather Headley will head the cast of "Into The Woods" as the Witch.  Broadway star Muny fan favorite Rob McClure, who played Gomez Adams in "The Adams Family" and Cornelius in "Hello Dolly!" last year, is back as the Baker. Muny veteran Ken Page will play the Narrator.

The stars of 2014's "Tarzan" are back in another Disney favorite, “Beauty and the Beast. " Last season's Jane, Kate Rockwell, will play Belle and Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan) will be back as Beast. Rob McClure will also star in this as Lumiere.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “Oklahoma” will feature Tony winner Beth Leavel, Dolly Levi in last year's "Hello Dolly!", in the role of  Aunt Eller. Ben Davis will star as Curly. He was last seen at the Muny as Emile de Becque in the 2013 production of "South Pacific."

Website: The Muny's 2015 Season