Michael McKean was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg on Tuesday, May 22, causing him to miss his first performance ever. He’s doing better but is officially out of the Broadway play “The Best Man” that he’s been performing in.
According to Boston.com, Producer Jeffrey Richards said that McKean’s role will be played by James Lecesne from now on. “I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in
his career,” Richards said in a press release. “So this is the kind of first
we are reluctant to announce.”
The play by Gore Vidal had been nominated for a Tony Award for best revival and the cast includes James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, and Eric McCormack. Lecesne had previously been playing a small role in the show and this is his Broadway debut. Get well soon, Michael.