Kelsey Grammer left his family behind in Hawaii when he landed a role in Broadway's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - because he couldn't balance fatherhood with his grueling rehearsal schedule.
The former Frasier star is training hard for the song and dance show, in which he will debut as nightclub owner Georges when the production opens next month (Apr10).
But he admits he couldn't work grueling 12-hour days and still be a dedicated dad - so he asked his wife to head to Hawaii, where the family owns a home.
He says, "So far the family's doing fine. They're in Hawaii and I'm here in New York. To be quite honest, up front I said I won't be able to be good at the two things at the same time - rehearsing a show like this and being dad - so they were all quite lovely and went to Hawaii."