According to Deadline.com, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a recurring role on the NBC drama "Do No Harm."
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Do No Harm will also star stage veterans Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad and Michael Esper. Also starring are Alana De La Garza ("Law & Order"), Mousa Kraish ("Superbad") and Ruta Gedmintas ("The Borgias"). Miranda is set to play an attending clinical pharmacologist who tries to help Jason Cole (Pasquale) battle his dangerous alter-ego.
In the show, written by David Schulner, Dr. Cole is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all—a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he's never seen before, he knows one thing: it's happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable—seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of 'Ian Price.'
For years he's battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his—their—body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian's hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk—patients, friends, coworkers and even the woman he loves—he's got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.
"Do No Harm" is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner ("Desperate Housewives," "The Event"). Peter Traugott ("Ringer") and Rachel Kaplan ("Ringer") also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC's "Smash") is the co-executive producer and director.
The project is produced by Universal TV, which is also charged with FOX's House, on which Miranda has previously appeared in two episodes. On television, Miranda has also appeared on "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City."
Miranda is best known for his work as creator, composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical In the Heights, in which he also took the stage as Usnavi and for which he won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score. Miranda most recently composed and wrote the lyrics for Bring It On: The Musical, now on Broadway. His Off-Broadway credits include this year's Encores! concert version of Merrily We Roll Along, as well as the pre-Broadway version of In the Heights, which earned the stage vet nine Drama Desk nominations, including Best Music, Best Lyrics and the award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance; the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; the Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics; a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance and the Clarence Derwent Award, both for Miranda's performance.
Miranda is the recipient of the 2007 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. He is a co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals all over the world.