First and foremost, he has landed the very juicy, much-coveted lead role in "The Marvelous Year," the HBO pilot written by newly Tonyed John Logan (Red) and directed by newly Oscared Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), being shot this summer in New York. Butz plays a bisexual Broadway songwriter whose life is spinning out of control; unofficially, the role does have a real-life role model.
Right now, Butz is a priest in "Higher Ground," a feature film which his director and co-star, Vera ("Up in the Air") Farmiga, is lensing on her farm in upstate New York.
And, of course, he's still aboard for the Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman-Terrence McNally musical, Catch Me If You Can, which is targeted for spring 2011.
— Harry Haun