King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story


Book by Cort Casady & Mary Miller

Music by Roger Miller

Directed by Andrew Barnicle

Riding a wave of success triggered by his mega-hits, “Dang Me” and “King of the Road,” a string of gold records and 11 Grammy Awards, wisecracking country star and Tony-winning Broadway composer (Big River) Roger Miller is forced to face his demons, confront his self-destructive tendencies and accept love. Andy Barnicle directs this true story with live music.

This production graciously underwritten by Lisa Hale. 

Lindsey Alley
Woman #1
Braxton Baker
Young Roger
Andrew Barnicle
Brittney Bertier
Woman #2
Omar D. Brancato
Musical Director, David
Jesse Johnson
Roger Miller
Kevin F. Story
Matt Tucci
Trevor Wheetman


Press Coverage

  • Thanks to ‘King of the Road,’ it’s Miller Time in Laguna

    No question that Roger Miller was one of the most singular talents ever to hit the pop charts, a quirky singer-songwriter with a wisecracking, self-deprecating persona and a musical style steeped in bluegrass.

    Making heads or tails of his life in a musical stage bio must have been a challenge for Miller’s wife, Mary Arnold Miller, but also a labor of love – yet, in its world premiere at Laguna Playhouse, “King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story” emerges with the same ease and fluidity as any of Miller’s hit songs.

    That’s a clear testament to the script, co-written with Cort Casady; director Andrew Barnicle’s adroit staging; and eight extraordinary performers: four filling the play’s dozens of speaking roles, four on-stage musicians (including musical director Omar D. Brancato).

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