“It’s truly an ensemble piece. That's what attracted me to it,” Patinkin said about joining the cast of the Tony-winning The Great Comet. Although he had seen the musical Off-Broadway, experiencing the Broadway production made the Tony-winning actor want to be a part of the company. “The choral music was so infectious I wanted to be around it,” Patinkin explained.
The stage and screen star also reminisced about the classic film The Princess Bride, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He remained silent, however, about plot details of the award-winning Homeland, which will soon begin filming its seventh season.
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Patinkin will play a three-week run as Pierre, the part created by Tony nominee Josh Groban and currently played by Hamilton alum Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, in The Great Comet. He will stay with the production through September 3.
Created by three-time Tony nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet officially opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) November 14, 2016.
Look Back at Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin On the Stage
Patinkin won his Tony for his performance in Evita. His Broadway credits also include Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, The Wild Party, and The Secret Garden. His numerous screen credits include Chicago Hope (which earned him an Emmy) and Homeland.