John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd and Kristin Davis appeared on this morning's 'Good Morning America' to discuss their new headlining roles in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. Golden Globe Award winner Shepherd and Emmy Award nominee Davis are making their Broadway debuts in the show, co-starring with Emmy Award nominee John Stamos. The actors joined the cast of the Tony-nominated revival on Tuesday, July 10. Check out the interview below!
Cybill Shepherd can currently be seen on the hit Lifetime series "The Client List." Other recent television guest star appearances include TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland," "Psych" on USA Network and "Frank and Bash." She made her film debut in 1971 in the highly acclaimed The Last Picture Show, which led to starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Daisy Miller, Taxi Driver, Chances Are, Texasville, Alice, Married to It and Once Upon a Crime to name a few. In addition to "The Client List," Cybill has starred in three television series including, "The Yellow Rose," "Moonlighting," for which she won two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination and the self-titled show "Cybill," for which she won a Golden Globe.
John Stamos, an Emmy nominated actor and producer has appeared on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie and the Tony Award-winning Nine. Last summer, he starred in the Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray, with Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur at the Hollywood Bowl. He made his Broadway debut in 1995's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and in 2002, he starred as the Emcee in Cabaret.
Kristin Davis is best known for her iconic, six season portrayal of Charlotte York in HBO's Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series "Sex and the City". For her performance Kristin earned individual Best Supporting Actress nominations for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe AwarD. Davis and her co-stars also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She went on to co-star in the big screen version of Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster hit.
Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN received 2012 Tony Award nominations for Best Revival of a Play as well as a Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nomination for James Earl Jones. The critically-acclaimed production of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN, which was originally scheduled to play through July 8, 2012, has been extended twice, now playing through Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season. It's an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.
The production is directed by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Wilson (The Orphans Home Cycle Part I, II and III, Dividing The Estate). The design team includes Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer Derek McLane (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 – Shipwreck), five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon), Drama Desk Award winning sound designer John Gromada (Seminar, The Orphans' Home Cycle) and projection designer Peter Nigrini (Fela!, 9 to 5: The Musical).