Tony Award Winners Bart and Butz Set for TV Pilot

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Tony Award winners Roger Bart and Norbert Leo Butz will star in an untitled law firm-set drama for 20th Century Fox television.

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Variety reports that Young Frankenstein's Bart has been cast as a partner in the law firm in the new TV pilot. Joining the actor will be fellow Tony winner Butz as well as Matthew Long and Ben Lawson.

"How I Met Your Mother" scribe David Hemingson penned the pilot that will begin taping next month.

Bart, a 1999 Tony Award winner for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, currently stars in the title role of Mel Brooks' latest Broadway venture, Young Frankenstein. His stage credits also include The Producers, Triumph of Love, The Frogs, King David and Big River. On screen, Bart has appeared in "The Stepford Wives," "American Gangster," the film adaptation of The Producers, and as a series regular on "Desperate Housewives."

For his role as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Norbert Leo Butz received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire and Drama League awards. He made his Broadway debut as Roger in Jonathan Larson's Rent, earned a Tony nomination for his work in the short-lived musical Thou Shalt Not and starred as Fiyero in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. Butz also appeared Off-Broadway in The Last Five Years and portrayed the Emcee in the national tour of Cabaret. Butz was most recently on Broadway in this past season's Is He Dead?.

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