Kelsey Grammer's replacement in the Broadway show La Cage aux Folles, Jeffrey Tambor, has pulled out of the show due to complications from a recent hip surgery.
However, there's more to it as reports have come out that Tambor struggled to keep up with the high musical notes that is required of his character. Sources say that he lacked the sophistication and confidence that Kelsey brought to the role and even lashed out at producers, saying, "You don't have faith in me!"
The source also added that he was "freaking out."
Even after hiring a high-priced vocal coach and flying in director Terry Johnson to work with him, backstage insiders say that Tambor still lacked the confidence to continue playing the role of Georges on stage.
On Friday, Tambor pulled out of the show, which had producers giving a statement that said, "the pain and challenge of performing in a musical eight times a week proved to be too physically demanding" for Tambor.
Chris Hoch will fill in for the mean time.
Sad. But, La Cage aux Folles is a demanding show so we can see why he felt the need to pull out.
Who do U think will be a good replacement??
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