Roger Bart Is Leo in Broadway's Producers May 16 — Same Day as DVD Release

News   Roger Bart Is Leo in Broadway's Producers May 16 — Same Day as DVD Release Roger Bart returns to Broadway's The Producers May 16, playing accountant Leo Bloom opposite John Treacy Egan.

His return to the show coincides with the date of the DVD release of the Susan Stroman-directed feature film version of the smash.

Bart was Tony nominated for creating the role of Carmen Ghia in the Mel Brooks musical. He later stepped into the role of Leo. He recently enjoyed national exposure as George, the amorous pharmacist on TV's "Desperate Housewives."

The Producers celebrated its fifth anniversary April 19. Performances play the St. James Theatre.

The show opened to rave reviews and is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in theatre history (with 12 wins). Bart also played Carmen Ghia in the 2005 film version of the musical.

Bart received 1999 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as Snoopy in the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His other Broadway and first national touring credits include The Frogs (Xanthias), Triumph of Love (Harlequin), King David, How to Succeed in Business… (Bud Frump), The Secret Garden (Dickon), Big River (Tom Sawyer) and The Who's Tommy (Cousin Kevin in the first national, Germany and London).

The current Broadway cast of The Producers also includes John Treacy Egan (Max Bialystock), original Tony Award-winning cast member Gary Beach (Roger DeBris), Brad Musgrove (Carmen Ghia), Bill Nolte (Franz Liebkind) and Angie Schworer (Ulla).

Tickets are scaled at $31.25-$111.25, are on sale by phone through Tele-charge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com and in-person at The St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street.

The playing schedule is Tuesday evening at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2 PM, and Sunday matinees at 3 PM.