How does Tony winner Nathan Lane feel about brushing off his fedora and heading back to the oldest established permanent floating crap game with the April 3 concert of Guys and Dolls? “I’m going to croak it out one more time,” Lane told Broadway.com about headlining the show at Carnegie Hall.
“They couldn’t get Jack Black and Lady Gaga, so I guess my name came up.” Lane joked.
Lane, who famously starred as Nathan Detroit in the 1992 Tony-winning revival of the musical, will perform the Carnegie Hall concert alongside Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson, Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown and Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide. The concert is directed by Jack O’Brien, who most recently worked with Lane on Broadway’s The Nance.
“It’s been a part of my life,” Lane, who took his stage name from the show, said about Guys and Dolls. “I did it in community theater. I did it in a non-Equity dinner theater, and then I did it on Broadway. [Doing the concert] seemed like a nice way to say goodbye. It will be fun.”