The Tony winner will play Mrs. Lovett in a summer mounting of the Sondheim classic.
Harriet Harris, the Tony Award-winning actress who is currently appearing in the Broadway revival of Present Laughter, will star as Mrs. Lovett opposite Broadway vet Jeff McCarthy in Barrington Stage Company’s summer production of Sweeney Todd. Directed by artistic director Julianne Boyd, the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler classic will run from June 17 to July 17 at the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, theater. Opening night has been set for June 23.
Harris won a 2002 Tony for her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie and has appeared on Broadway in Cry-Baby, Old Acquaintance, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Crucible and Man and Superman. Off-Broadway, she won acclaim in Jeffrey. On television, she is known for roles in Desperate Housewives and Frasier.
McCarthy has appeared on Broadway in The Pirate Queen, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast, Side Showand Smile. Off-Broadway productions include Sympathetic Magic and Dream True. His extensive regional credits include Barrington Stage productions of Follies and Mack and Mabel.