Two Broadway leading men have lined up TV gigs, while a new series based on a Broadway play has been renewed for another season. Take a look below at recent small screen news concerning stage favorites.
Matthew Morrison Heads to Grey's
Morrison, a Tony nominee for his performance in The Light in the Piazza, has landed a guest-starring role in the long-running ABC series Grey's Anatomy, according to Variety. The Glee star revealed on Instagram that he is playing the role of Dr. Paul Stadler, who will make his first appearance prior to the conclusion of the hospital drama's current 13th season. No additional information about his work on the Shonda Rhimes show has been announced.
Morrison was last on Broadway in the musical Finding Neverland.
Will Chase Joins HBO's Sharp Objects
Chase, most recently on Broadway as Shakespeare in the musical comedy Something Rotten!, has landed a recurring role in HBO's forthcoming eight-episode series Sharp Objects, according to Deadline. The drama, which stars Oscar nominee Amy Adams as a crime reporter recently released from a psychiatric hospital, will also feature Tony nominee Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport, Chris Messina, Taylor John Smith, Jackson Hurst, and Jennifer Aspen. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn, the series is directed by Jean Marc Vallée from a screenplay by Marti Noxon. Chase has been cast in the role of Bob Nash, the father of one of the murdered preteen girls from Adams' hometown that she is returning to in order to begin an investigation. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Chase, also seen on screen in Smash and Nashville, is a Tony nominee for his performance in the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Superior Donuts Gets Second Season
CBS recently announced that it has renewed the new TV series Superior Donuts, starring Tony winner Judd Hirsch (I'm Not Rappaport) and Jermaine Fowler, for a second season. The series, based on the Tracy Letts play of the same name, follows the relationship between the owner (Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his new employee (Fowler), and their loyal patrons, in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The cast also includes Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, and Rell Battle.
Superior Donuts is one of 18 series to be renewed for the 2017-2018 CBS season. Others include The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Survivor, 48 Hours, and 60 Minutes.