Brandon Uranowitz and Tyler Hanes Join FX’s Fosse/Verdon

Film & TV News   Brandon Uranowitz and Tyler Hanes Join FX’s Fosse/Verdon
 
The two Broadway favorites will play Dustin Hoffman and Jerry Orbach in the limited series.
Brandon Uranowitz and Tyler Hanes
Brandon Uranowitz and Tyler Hanes

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz and Broadway hoofer Tyler Hanes are the latest stage favorites tapped to appear alongside Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in FX’s theatre-focused limited series Fosse/Verdon.

Uranowitz—a Tony nominee for An American in Paris and Falsettos soon to return to the stage in Burn This—will play Dustin Hoffman, who earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Lenny Bruce in the Bob Fosse-helmed Lenny. Hanes (Cats, On the Town) will take on Jerry Orbach, who originated the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago opposite Gwen Verdon’s Roxie Hart.

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Jerry Orbach and Gwen Verdon Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

READ: A Guide to the Characters of FX's Fosse/Verdon

Other theatre luminaries set to be portrayed in the series include Liza Minnelli (played by Kelli Barrett), Joel Grey (Ethan Slater), Ben Vereen (Ahmad Simmons), Shirley MacLaine (Laura Osnes), Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz), and Chita Rivera (Bianca Marroquín).

Viewers can expect recreations of myricad iconic performances from Fosse shows, including Verdon in Chicago, Sweet Charity, and Damn Yankees, Grey and Minnelli in the film adaptation of Cabaret, and Vereen in Pippin.

Fosse/Verdon will premiere April 9; the pilot is penned by showrunner Steven Levenson (a Tony winner for Dear Evan Hansen) and directed by Thomas Kail. Also attached are several of Kail’s Hamilton collaborators, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as executive producer, Andy Blankenbuehler as choreographer, and Alex Lacamoire as supervising music producer.

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