Actor Eric McCormack appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss his role as a villainous senator in the current Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. Emmy Award winner McCormack stars opposite an all-star cast including two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Candice Bergen, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, Drama Desk Award winner Michael McKean and five time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury.
Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN began previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. An official opening is set for Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The design team includes Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer Derek McLane (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 - Shipwreck), five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon), Drama Desk Award winning sound designer John Gromada (Seminar, The Orphans' Home Cycle) and projection designer Peter Nigrini (Fela!, 9 to 5: The Musical).
A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season. It's an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.
This marks the first major revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN since it received a Tony Award nomination and won the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award in 2000.
Tickets are available on Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The box office of The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) is now open.
Please visit www.thebestmanonbroadway.com for information.
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."
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