A whole lot of Broadway stars will appear this season on the acclaimed Showtime series Homeland. This is no surprise, given that the cast is led by Claire Danes, who appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2007 revival of Pygmalion, and Mandy Patinkin, a two-time Tony Award winner for his work in Evita and Sunday in the Park With George.
Homeland is known for casting stage actors in crucial roles, including West End veteran Damian Lewis (Into the Woods) as former soldier Nicholas Brody, Tony nominee Jamey Sheridan (All My Sons) as Vice President William Walden, and Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) as criminal accomplice Aileen Morgan.
Season 3, set to premiere September 29, will feature a bevy of Broadway favorites as the United States recovers from the terrorist attack that decimated the intelligence community and prompted the worldwide manhunt for Nicholas Brody, who is believed to have committed the crime.
Here are five Broadway favorites to look out for, so keep your eyes open.
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Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
The two-time Tony Award-winning actor/playwright plays Senator Andrew Lockhart, the Committee Chairman demanding answers regarding the terrorist attack that wiped out most of the U.S. intelligence community.
Amy Morton (August: Osage County; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Two-time Tony nominee Morton takes on the recurring role of Erin Kimball, the attorney appointed by the CIA for series protagonist Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes.
F. Murray Abraham (The Ritz; Mauritius)
An Academy Award winner for his performance as Antonio Salieri in the film Amadeus, Abraham sees his recurring role as renowned CIA operative Dar Adal expanded to a full-time gig this season.
Gary Wilmes (Chinglish; Gatz)
The Obie Award winner is set to play Dr. Richardson, a psychiatrist helping young Dana Brody cope with recent events, namely the knowledge that her father may have committed one of the largest terrorist attacks on America in history.