In the Wednesday, February 29th performance of GODSPELL, stage and screen star Eric McCormack made a cameo appearance in the role of Lazarus. Watch the humorous performance below!
Emmy Award winner McCormack made his Broadway debut starring as Harold Hill in The Music Man, and returned to New York for the American premiere of Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s). In 2010, he appeared in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. The actor will return to Broadway as presidential contender Joseph Cantwell in the star-studded cast of the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. His other stage credits include five seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his roles included Demetrius in A MidsummerNight's Dream, Tusenbach in Three Sisters, and Orleans in Henry V.
McCormack is best known for his eight seasons as Will Truman on NBC's Emmy-winning "Will & Grace" that earned him a Screen Actor's Guild Award, five Golden Globe nominations, and the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
His film work includes Alien Trespass, the cult film Free Enterprise and My One and Only, opposite Renne Zellweger. His upcoming films include Barricade and the political drama Knife Fight. Television credits include The Andromeda Strain (A&E), Borrowed Hearts (CBS), Trust Me (TNT), the title role in Lifetime's Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and two seasons as Col. Clay Mosby on "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years."
GODSPELL is now in performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th Street).
Featuring music and new lyrics by acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and original concept and direction by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific).
The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL stars a group of 10 young performers, led by Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith and John/Judas, and featuring Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.
GODSPELL originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years.
The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Broadway Across America, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola, Edgar Lansbury, Mike McClernon, The Tolchin Family, Guillermo Wiechers & Juan Torres and The People of Godspell. Associate producers include Dennis Grimaldi Production, Todd Miller, Pivot Entertainment Group, Chris Welch and Cedric Yau.
Visit GODSPELL online at www.godspell.com.
To view Eric McCormack's cameo appearance at last night's performance of Godspell, click below!