Krause plays the older brother in the family that owns and runs a funeral home on HBO's "Six Feet Under." The Minneapolis native began his acting career at New York University — where he starred in productions of Macbeth, Uncle Vanya and Arms and the Man. He made his television debut on the variety show, "Carol and Company" and also appeared on "Cybill." He is well-known for his role as a sportscaster on the Aaron Sorkin short-lived television (but Emmy Award-winning) series "Sports Night." Krause can also be seen in the upcoming movie "We Don't Live Here Anymore."
"The thread between [my characters on] 'Sports Night' and 'Six Feet Under' and After The Fall and the movie 'We Don't Live Here Anymore,' is that they're all conflicted modern men to a greater or lesser degree. I would say [After The Fall's] Quentin is the most expressive of the bunch, at least verbally," Krause told Playbill On-Line. (To read the full interview, visit Playbill On-Line's Brief Encounter section.
In the Roundabout Theatre Company's staging of Arthur Miller's After The Fall, Krause stars in the lead role of lawyer Quentin, historically viewed as a stand-in for author Miller opposite Carla Gugino ("Spy Kids") as Maggie, a famous singer in his past who is troubled by an addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol — believed by many to mirror the author's late wife, Marilyn Monroe.
Broadway newcomers Krause and Gugino star in a cast that includes Mark Nelson, Jessica Hecht and Candy Buckley. They are joined by Vivienne Benesch, Roxanna Hope, Kathleen McNenny, Ken Marks, Baylen Thomas, Jonathan Walker and Dan Ziskie. Tickets are currently available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719 1300 or at the box office of the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org .