Injury Forces Michael McKean Out of Broadway Show

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

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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.

    Actor Michael McKean Struck on UWS

    [NY] 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. (Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012)

    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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