Producers' Bart to Be Part of "Desperate Housewives"' Second Season

News   Producers' Bart to Be Part of "Desperate Housewives"' Second Season Although he was nowhere to be seen during the final episode of the first season of "Desperate Housewives" May 22, Roger Bart will return for the show's second season.
Roger Bart
Roger Bart

A spokesperson for Bart told Playbill.com that the actor will reprise his role as scheming pharmacist George on the hit series' second season. Bart will also be seen in the upcoming screen adaptation of Mel Brooks' The Producers, reprising his Tony-nominated role as Carmen Ghia. The busy actor has also just completed filming the independent comedy "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," which was directed by Jeff Garlin.

Roger Bart was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in The Producers; he won his Tony for his role as Snoopy in the Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Bart's other Broadway credits include The Frogs, Triumph of Love, King David and Big River. On screen the actor has been seen in "The Stepford Wives," "Bram and Alice" and "The Insider." He has also lent his voice to the animated films "Hercules" and "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure."

"Desperate Housewives," the breakaway hit of the TV season just ended, takes a "darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem." The hour-long dramedy features Marcia Cross, James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Andrea Bowen, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Steven Culp, Jesse Metcalfe, Mark Moses, Brenda Strong and Cody Kasch. For more information visit www.abc.go.com.

Bart recently returned to the Broadway company of The Producers, where he will be playing Leo Bloom through July 3.