Injury Forces Michael McKean Out of Broadway Show

McKean was struck by a car that jumped a curb Tuesday on the Upper West Side

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 4:04 PM EDT
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Actor Michael McKean Struck on UWS

Actor Michael McKean, who stars in films like "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," was one of three people injured when hit by a car on the Upper West Side. Andrew Siff reports.
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Broadway producers are scrambling to fill Michael McKean's part in a revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" as the actor recovers from a broken leg after being hit by a car on the Upper West Side.

Producer Jeffrey Richards said Wednesday that McKean's role will be played by James Lecesne from now on following Tuesday night's accident.

McKean, 64, suffered a broken leg and facial lacerations when a car jumped the curb at 86th Street and Broadway, according to sources. He was being treated at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital

Richards says McKean, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie "This is Spinal Tap," is in stable condition.

The actor has apparently never skipped a show in his career, and Richards says "this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce."

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