Bryan Batt Set for New AMC Series 'Mad Men'
Bryan Batt will appear in "Mad Men," a new drama series by Matthew Weiner, who was co-executive producer and one of the writers of "The Sopranos."
Batt, who most recently appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles, is currently in L.A. filming the first season of the new hour-long show, which premieres on AMC on July 19th at 10 PM. The actor, who will play Salvatore, will appear among "Mad Men"'s supporting cast as a series regular. Also starring are Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and Rosemarie DeWitt, among others.
"Mad Men" is a "13-episode series set in the 1960s on Madison Avenue at the fictional Sterling CooperAdvertising Agency, which 'sells everything fromcigarettes to political candidates,'" according to a USA Today article.
Batt told BroadwayWorld: "I am so grateful for this dream job. Matt Wiener has created such a fascinating world with unique vision and brilliant writing unlike anything on television. At the table read for each episode, the cast wonders how can he and the writing staff possibly top the previous one, and they do, every time, superbly. The show is filmed beautifully, and the artistic 'look' is perfection. The designers have done a masterful job with the sets, costumes, props, hair, and make-up, which accurately evoke 1960. To top it all off, the cast is rock solid, an ensemble of truly great actors who work so well together on camera, and play just as well together off. What a gift to be part of such a wonderful group."
Bryan Batt has appeared in nine Broadway productions, as well as over a dozen plays Off-Broadway, in Los Angeles and in regional theatre. His Broadway credits include Seussical, Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express and Cats, as well as Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway. Batt has also appeared on several television shows including 'Rescue Me', 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' and 'The Cosby Show.'