Max Clayton will fill in for Hugh Jackman, who has tested positive for COVID-19, in “The Music Man” beginning June 14.
Jackman tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, producer Kate Horton announced, hours after he performed at the Tony Awards.
Clayton currently serves as Jackman’s standby for the role of Professor Harold Hill.
He will perform alongside Sutton Foster and the rest of the company through June 21.
Jackman previously tested positive for COVID-19 in late December during the Omicron surge, days after Foster announced her positive test result, prompting the production to shutter for more than a week.
“Once again, standbys and understudies save the day and, in this case, it’s Max Clayton to the rescue,” Horton said. “We’re excited to see him perform alongside the wonderful Sutton Foster and we wish Hugh a speedy recovery.”
“The Music Man” opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Feb. 10, 2022.