An ABC spokesperson confirmed the stage veteran's casting as the mother of Jeffrey Carlson's transgendered character Zoe.
Baker has also been seen on Broadway in Assassins, Titanic, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Off-Broadway in The House in Town, The Sisters Rosensweig, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Shanghai Moon, The Vagina Monologues and Encores! Wonderful Town.
Other credits include the films "Death of a President," "Spiderman 3," "Spinning Into Butter," "Stay," "The Night Listener," "War of the Worlds," "Two Weeks Notice," "A Simple Plan," "In & Out" and television's "Freaks and Geeks," "Storm of the Century," "Frasier," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order" and "Oz."
"All My Children" airs weekdays at 1 PM ET. Check local listings.) Now in its 36th anniversary season, the Emmy Award-winning show includes original actors Susan Lucci and Ray McDonnell. For more information visit abc.com.
Carlson's Broadway credits include Taboo, Tartuffe and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? He played the lead in the McCarter Theatre staging of Romeo and Juliet and appeared in Candida there. Other credits include Bach at Leipzig, Lorenzaccio, The Miracle Worker, Thief River, Manuscript and Sodom and Gomorrah.