Roy Sexton, Saline resident, has been cast as one of the principals in Legally Blonde the Musical at Farmington Players in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Sexton will portray Callahan, pompous and scheming head of the law firm that hires Elle Woods as a summer intern. The 2007 Tony-nominated musical is based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film from MGM. Callahan was played by Victor Garber in the movie.
Farmington Players' production opens April 26 and runs through May 18. Tickets can be purchased at www.farmingtonplayers.org or by calling 248-553-2955.
Sexton most recently had the lead role Georg Nowack in last summer's production of She Loves Me with Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats, a theatre company he co-founded. He has also appeared in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), What Corbin Knew, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game, Company, Bells are Ringing, Rags, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Taming of the Shrew, Fiddler on the Roof, The Fantasticks, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ah, Wilderness!, God's Country, The American Clock, As You Like It, Tartuffe, The Battle of Shallowford, Trout, and The Merchant of Venice. He is also an active cabaret performer, and he holds a masters in theatre from Ohio State. In 2007, Sexton, a graduate of Wabash College, received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He is vice president of marketing and planning for Trott & Trott, PC, a real estate law firm in Metro Detroit.
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