Sean Hayes Begins His Divine Los Angeles Performance in An Act of God
The TV star is on loan to the Almighty for his stops along the West Coast.
Emmy winner Sean Hayes begins performances tonight in David Javerbaum's An Act of God at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Hayes' run will continue through March 13, followed by a three-week stint at San Francisco's SHN Golden Gate Theatre beginning March 29.
An Act of God is inspired by the best-selling book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God as well as by author and playwright Javerbaum's Twitter feed, @TheTweetOfGod. The play follows the Almighty and His angels (played by David Josefsberg and James Gleason) as they answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.
Hayes is best known for his long-running role as Jack McFarland on NBC's hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which he earned an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, an American Comedy Award, and six Golden Globe nominations. In 2010, he made his Broadway debut opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises. He earned a Tony nomination for his leading performance in the musical and hosted the Tony Awards ceremony that same year.
Fellow television star Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) starred in the title role on Broadway this past summer in a limited run at Studio 54 alongside Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow) as the angel Michael and Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live) as the angel Gabriel.
An Act of God features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nominee David Zinn, lighting design by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Drama Desk Award winner Fitz Patton, and projection design by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini.