Allergist's Wife Co-Stars Reunite on ABC Sitcom April 23

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Michele Lee and Tony Roberts, who co-starred in the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, will be part of the season finale of "Married to the Kellys."
Top: Michelle Lee, Bottom: Tony Roberts
Top: Michelle Lee, Bottom: Tony Roberts

Lee and Roberts will guest on the ABC sitcom April 23. The comedy concerns a New York writer named Tom (Breckin Meyer), an only child and loner, who marries a social butterfly from the Midwest, Susan (Kiele Sanchez). After selling his first book, Tom and Susan move to Kansas City to be near her large family. Lee and Roberts will play Tom's pretentious parents in an episode entitled "Kansas v. Tom's Parents." "Married to the Kellys" airs at 9:30 PM ET; check local listings. Michele Lee made her Broadway debut in Vintage '60 followed by How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bravo Giovanni, Seesaw and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. She was Tony nominated for her work in Seesaw and Allergist's Wife. Lee is perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated role on the CBS nighttime serial "Knots Landing." The actress will also star in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Mame Aug 1.

Tony Roberts received Tony Award nominations for his performances in Play It Again Sam and How Now, Dow Jones. His other theatrical credits include Victor/Victoria, Barefoot in the Park, Don't Drink the Water, Sugar, Absurd Person Singular, Arsenic and Old Lace, They're Playing Our Song, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and The Sisters Rosensweig. He won the London’s Critics Poll Award for his performance in the West End mounting of Promises, Promises, and his many screen credits include “Annie Hall,” “Play It Again, Sam” and “Serpico.”

After a successful run Off-Broadway, Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife played Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre 777 performances: Oct. 12, 2000-Sept. 15, 2002. The original Broadway cast included Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Tony Roberts, Shirl Bernheim and Anil Kumar. The play received three 2001 Tony nominations, include one for Best Play.

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