Spelling Bee's Ferguson to Play a Gay Dad in ABC Comedy Pilot

News   Spelling Bee's Ferguson to Play a Gay Dad in ABC Comedy Pilot Stage actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was also seen on TV's "The Class" and "Do Not Disturb," has landed a role in the new ABC comedy pilot "An American Family."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Ferguson will play one of the gay dads in the Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series concerns three unique families: two gay men with an adopted Vietnamese baby; a 60-year-old man who is married to a 30-year-old Latina woman, who has a child from a previous relationship; and a family with a stay-at-home mother, working father and two children.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was most recently on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has also been seen onstage in On the Town, Little Fish, Where Do We Live, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, newyorkers, The Most Fabulous Story Every Told and the City Center Encores! mounting of Hair. His television credits include "The Class," "Do Not Disturb," "Ugly Betty," "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" and "Absolutely Fabulous."