Lou Diamond Phillips Keeping The American Musical Theater Tradition Alive



Not since we were reduced to puddles of cooing mush over David Schwimmer in his adorable Caine Mutiny Court Marshall sailor outfit have we been so tickled by an internet ad featuring a familiar actor wearing a ridiculous theater costume than we have with this one, touting Lou Diamond Phillips's upcoming turn in a touring production of Camelot. The recently unencumbered La Bamba star is no stranger to the musical theater stage, having already thrilled Broadway in The King and I, thus ensuring audiences that his King Arthur will be fully realized and adhere closely to the script—unlike Val Kilmer's Moses, who was known to interrupt the Burning Bush sequence in Ten Commandments: The Musical with improvised rapping about "his dogg, J-Hovah."