Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tony nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph have been tapped for the upcoming CBS pilot Fam, from The Newsroom writer Corinne Kingsbury and helmed by veteran Broadway director Scott Ellis (replacing Andy Ackerman).
According to Deadline, the two will play Walt and Rose, an affluent, fun-loving couple. The series will follow their son Jay and his fiancé Clem, who agree to house Clem’s younger half-sister as she flees their father.
Mitchell, who earned a Tony Award for the 2000 revival of Kiss Me, Kate, last appeared on Broadway in Shuffle Along. His recent screen credits include The Path, Mr. Robot, and Madam Secretary.
Original Dreamgirls star and Tony nominee Ralph recently played Madame Morrible in Wicked on Broadway, and last month returned to the Broadway stage for the one-night-only 15th anniversary reunion concert of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She can be seen on the Amazon comedy One Mississippi.
Mitchell has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.