Lee Pace has joined the roster for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. The Emmy nominee will play troubled Mormon Joe Pitt in the two-part production, which begins performances February 23, 2018, at the Neil Simon Theatre.
The Marianne Elliott staging crosses the pond following an acclaimed run at London's National Theatre. Pace is a new addition to the cast while the remainder of the company reprises their performances from the U.K. engagement, including Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, and Denise Gough as Harper Pitt.
The National Theatre production featured Russell Tovey as Joe. It was reported during the Broadway transfer's initial announcement that he would not return to the role in New York.
Pace earned an Emmy nomination in 2008 for his leading performance in the ABC comedy Pushing Daisies. He most recently starred in the AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire. His additional credits include the Hobbit series, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a Broadway debut in The Normal Heart.
Rounding out the cast are James McArdle as Louis Ironson, Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt, Amanda Lawrence as the Angel, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize.
Tickets are currently available through an Audience Rewards pre-sale prior to opening up to the general public October 30.
Angels in America's two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, will run in repertory during the limited engagement. Opening night is set for March 25. Joining NT America Director Tim Levy and Jujamcyn President Jordan Roth as producers is Elliott and Chris Harper's new production company, Eliott & Harper.