Our cover guy will be singing and signing in the Lone Star State.
During May and June, Lou Diamond Phillips will be spending a lot of time in his adopted home state of Texas. And if you’re lucky enough to be in Lone Star country while he’s there, you might be able to hear him sing — and land an autograph.
Phillips looms large on the list of celebrity guests at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for Comicpalooza, an event billed as the largest annual, multi-genre, comic book, science fiction, anime, gaming, and pop-culture convention in the Southern United States. The Longmire star (and C&I cover guy) will be on hand May 27-28 to meet and greet fans, sign autographs and pose for selfies. You can get more info here.
But wait, there’s more: Phillips, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the 1996 Broadway revival of The King and I, will be singing on stage again June 3-11 at Fort Worth’s Casa Mañana theater when he appears in Miss Saigon, the award-winning Broadway smash hit from Les Miserables creators Claude-Michael Schönberg and Alain Boublil. Loosely based on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the musical transports the original plot of the 1908 opera to 1970s Vietnam, and focuses on the doomed romance between a U.S. Marine and a 17-year-old South Vietnamese bar girl. Phillips — last seen at Casa Mañana as Colonel Nathan R. Jessep in a 2007 production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men — is slated to play The Engineer, the French-Vietnamese owner of the Dreamland nightclub in Saigon during the Vietnam War. You can reserve tickets here.