Michele Pawk
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Michele Pawk
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Award winner Michele Pawk has joined the cast of the New York City premiere of Craig Lucas' Prayer for My Enemy, to run at Playwrights Horizons November 4-December 21, under the direction of Tony winner Bartlett Sher. The show will officially open on December 9.

The play will also star Cassie Beck, Victoria Clark, Jonathan Groff, and Skipp Sudduth, with casting of the character of Tad to still be announced. The creative team includes John McDermott (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting), and Scott Lehrer (sound).

The show focuses on one night in the troubled Noone household, and the relationship between son Billy, just back from Iraq, and childhood friend Tad, now married to Billy's sister. Meanwhile, Dolores, an enigmatic outsider, relates a tale of taking responsibility for her ailing mother. Lucas' other work includes The Dying Gaul, Prelude to a Kiss, and the book for The Light in the Piazza. His play The Singing Forest will be produced by The Public Theatre in Spring 2009.

Pawk won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Hollywood Arms. Her many stage credits include Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Bounce, Seussical, and The Paris Letter.