Christine Baranski to Join Bernadette Peters for "Adopted" Pilot

By Andrew Gans
16 Mar 2005

Another two-time Tony Award winner has joined the cast of the new ABC comedy pilot "Adopted."



Tvtickets.com says that Christine Baranski will co-star in the new comedy opposite the previously announced Bernadette Peters. "Adopted" will also feature the talents of Kevin Wheatley as a thirtysomething writer and Andrew Walker. Peters and Baranski will play the adoptive and birth mothers of Wheatley, who vie for his attention. The pilot is scheduled to tape March 31.

Christine Baranski won Tonys for her work in Rumors and The Real Thing and has also been seen on the New York stage in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Obie Award), The House of Blue Leaves and Lips Together, Teeth Apart as well as the Encores! production of Promises, Promises. Baranski has also achieved much success on TV, winning an Emmy Award for her performance as the boozy best friend on "Cybill." Her film credits include "Legal Eagles," "Addams Family Values," "Jeffrey" and "The Birdcage." Baranski was also seen in the Kennedy Center production of Sweeney Todd, and will star in the D.C. theatre's upcoming mounting of Jerry Herman's Mame.

Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Momma Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed production. She won her two Tonys for her performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and she has also starred on Broadway in Mack & Mabel, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, The Goodbye Girl and the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.