He’s working on a Woody Allen film, starring in “Boardwalk Empire” and appearing in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” but one of Bobby Cannavale’s favorite experiences has been appearing with his son Jake on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”
“You never actually expect to ever work with your kid, and I love being around him, so it was just another facet of our relationship,” Cannavale told Vulture of working with Jake, who played Jackie’s (Edie Falco) fellow rehab patient, Charlie Cruz, in Season 4.
“We got to experience another great bonding moment. It was really kismet. Edie [Falco] loved him, and he had most of his scenes with Edie,” Cannavale said. “For my money, Edie is one of the best actresses we have, period, and she fell in love with him, and he was lucky to have her like him as much as she did. So for his first time out, he — as my family would say — really stepped in shit.”
“Nurse Jackie” stars Falco as a prescription drug-addicted ER nurse. The actress opened up to HuffPost in April about her own experience with drug addiction and how it helped her understand Jackie.
“If you aren’t an addict, chances are you don’t really understand the part of an addict that continues behaving that way,” she said. “You can see how awful it is and the awful things it does to their lives and the people they love. And you think, why would they continue? If you’re an addict you understand completely — because you have to.”
“Nurse Jackie” will return with Season 5 in 2013.
Victor Garber, “Infamous”
Victor Garber stars in NBC’s upcoming murder mystery series “Infamous,” but he’s had a notable Broadway career as well. Garber appeared in the productions such as “Deathtrap,” “Sweeney Todd” “Damn Yankees,” “Noises Off” and earned four Tony nominations.
Thomas Sadoski, “The Newsroom”
He currently appears as the unlikable Don Keefer on “The Newsroom,” but Thomas Sadoski is mainly known for his stage career. Sadoski made his Broadway debut in 2004’s “Reckless,” and most recently appeared in 2011’s “House Of Blue Leaves” and “Other Desert Cities.”
Sutton Foster, “Bunheads”
Now comfortably tucked into the town of Paradise on ABC Family’s “Bunheads,” Sutton Foster has made quite the name for herself on Broadway. First appearing in a 1996 production of “Grease,” Foster has also played Princess Fiona in “Shrek The Musical” and Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes.”
Megan Hilty, “Smash”
NBC didn’t create a Broadway star when Ivy began her long-running campaign for the role of Marilyn on “Smash.” Most of Megan Hilty’s career has been on stage, her most notable role being Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway blockbuster “Wicked.”
Kelly Bishop, “Bunheads”
You may know Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” or she as Sutton Foster‘s unforgiving mother-in-law on “Bunheads,” but she’s also known for her work on stage, winning a Tony for “A Chorus Line” and recently appearing in “Anything Goes.”
Josh Gad, “1600 Penn”
Known for “The Putnam County Spelling Bee” and 2011’s wildly successful “The Book Of Mormon,” Josh Gad is headed to NBC’s “1600 Penn” as a quirky member of the first family.
John Gallagher Jr., “The Newsroom”
Now in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Gallagher’s original home was on the stage. He originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in “Spring Awakening” and starred in “American Idiot” and “Jerusalem.”
Jeremy Jordan, “Smash”
In addition to starring in “The Newsies” on Broadway, Jeremy Jordan is headed to “Smash” for Season 2. Jordan has also appeared in “Rock Of Ages,” “West Side Story” and “Bonnie Clyde.”
Jane Krakowsi, “30 Rock”
Known for her role as the attention-seeking actress Jenna Maroney on NBC’s “30 Rock,” Krakowski has also appeared in Broadway productions of “Starlight Express” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” She won a Tony in 2003 for her portrayal of Carla in “Nine.”
Christopher Abbott, “Girls”
Marnie’s (Allison William) way-too-sweet ex-boyfriend Charlie has also had a sweet stage career. Christopher Abbott appeared in 2011 revival of “House Of Blue Leaves” with Edie Falco and Ben Stiller.
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
She plays the tough-as-nails Diane Lockhart on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” but Christine Baranski has also made the rounds on New York City stage. Baranski made her Broadway debut in “Hide Seek” in 1980.
Anne Heche, “Save Me”
Anne Heche is returning to TV as Beth Harper, a woman who believes she’s channeling God, on NBC’s “Save Me,” but Heche is also known for her stage career and memorable role in “Proof” in 2002.
Andrew Rannells, “The New Normal.”
He’s nabbed starring roles in “Hairspray” and “Book Of Mormon” on Broadway, and now Andrew Rannells is making his mark on the TV world. In addition to playing Hannah’s ex-boyfriend on HBO’s “Girls,” Rannells will be starring on the NBC comedy “The New Normal” in the fall.
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