Hairspray’s Butler Offered Contract Role on ABC Soap

By Andrew Gans
23 Jan 2006

Kerry Butler
Kerry Butler
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Kerry Butler, who was seen Off-Broadway earlier this season in Miracle Brothers, has been offered a contract role on ABC’s “One Life to Live.”

According to Butler’s official website, the actress has signed a deal to play the role of Claudia Reston. Butler made her “One Life to Live” debut Jan. 18 .

"One Life to Live" airs in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV Channel 7, Monday Friday afternoons at 2 PM ET; check local listings. For more information visit Click Here.

Kerry Butler was most recently on Broadway as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She portrayed Penny Pingleton in the original Broadway cast of Hairspray, and her other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Eponine in Les Misérables and Ms. Jones in Blood Brothers. Off-Broadway she was seen in Bat Boy The Musical, The "I" Word, Prodigal and The Folsom Head. She was also part of the cast of the new musical The Opposite of Sex, which premiered in San Francisco.