Orpheus announces Bryan Cranston as 2020 celebrity monarch

"Breaking Bad" actor to reign Lundi Gras, Feb. 24

Chris Miller
December 05, 2019 - 12:20 pm

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Emmy (among many others) award winning actor Bryan Cranston will reign as Orpheus when the parade makes its 27th trip down St. Charles Ave. this February.

Cranston is best-known for his portrayal of Walter White, the mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who chillingly transforms into a ruthless meth kingpin throughout the five-season run of Breaking Bad.

Before he was the linchpin of a southwestern drug empire, Cranston played Hal on Malcolm in the Middle and had a recurring role on Seinfeld as dentist Tim Whatley.

Also in the 30-float procession are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-stars and real-life husband and wife Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis.

Country music singer Lauren Alaina headlines the Orpheuscapade, which also includes Party Crashers and Mixed Nuts, featuring Choppa, D.J. Jubilee, and Cupid.

Orpheus parades on Lundi Gras, February 24, 2020.

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