The actor famous for his portrayal of Dr Frasier Crane on TV is making his opera debut. He will star in Candide as part of Los Angeles Opera’s 2017-18 season, the company announced on Tuesday.
Grammer will take on two leading roles in Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 hit: Voltaire, author of the 1759 satirical novella, and Dr Pangloss, the famously upbeat guru to the book’s title character.
The Juilliard-trained Grammer has been nominated for 16 Emmys, eight Golden Globes and a Tony in 2010 for his starring role in the musical La Cage aux Folles. In 2015, he returned to Broadway to star in Finding Neverland.
Candide will run for six performances from January 27 to February 18 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tickets are available as part of LA Opera subscription packages. Individual tickets will go on sale on June 18.