The Show Must Go Off


Episode Info

Derek Jacobi won an Emmy award for his performance in this episode as a burned-out Shakespearian actor named Jackson Headley. Reduced to playing a thankless role on a TV sci-fi program, Headley is "rescued" by two of his biggest fans, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce). This obliges the Crane boys to underwrite Headley's "comeback" in a Seattle stage production -- a well-intentioned effort that has "disaster" written all over it. Daphne (Jane Leeves) was on pregnancy leave during filming of this episode and does not appear.


Derek Jacobi
as Jackson Hedley
Kelsey Grammer
as Frasier Crane
Patrick Macnee
as Cecil Healey
David Hyde Pierce
as Niles Crane
Patrick Kerr
as Noel Shempsky
John Mahoney
as Martin Crane
Ben Livingston
as Stage Manager
Derek Jacobi
as Jackson Headley
Jonathan Adams
as Fire Marshal
Patrick Macnee
as Cecil Riley
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