Baayork Lee, one of the stars of the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line, is taking the reins as director and choreographer of the Tony Award-winning Cats for City Springs Theatre Company.

The long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be staged May 5-21 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

“Since taking Broadway by storm more than 40 years ago, Cats has delighted audiences of all ages, all around the world,” said Natalie DeLancey, City Springs Theatre Company’s executive director. “We’re honored to have Baayork return to Atlanta to share her considerable, award-winning talents, and help us craft a memorable finale to our fifth season of shows at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.”

The cast is led by Atlanta favorites Kevin Harry as Old Deuteronomy, Jalise Wilson as Grizabella, and Steve Hudson as Gus/Bustopher Jones. The show also stars West End veteran Harry Francis as Mister Mistoffelees, and Atlanta-based recording artist and finalist of “The Voice,” Nick Hagelin as Munkustrap.

Additionally, five pre-professional students from the City Springs Theatre Conservatory will be members of the ensemble. 

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Photo: Baayork Lee, an original cast member of A Chorus Line, will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.