Cheyenne Jackson to Star in Lifetime Pilot 'HR'
According to The Wrap, Broadway vet Cheyenne Jackson has joined the cast of a pilot for Lifetime titled 'HR.' The actor joins previously announced cast members Alicia Silverstone, Greg Germann, Will Kemp, Kellee Stewar, Maulik Pancholy, Peter Fonda and Cara Mantella.
HR follows "Ellen, the uptight director of human relations for a global company who suffers from a head injury. After the injury, she throws standard corporate practices out the window. Some dislike her new ways, others like Fonda's Jonathan find them refreshing. He's bowled over by Ellen's unorthodox and shocking ideas on how to upgrade the company's image while keeping everyone happily employed."
Jackson will soon hit the cabaret scene in December at Birdland in New York City with songs from his new album of original music titled "I'm Blue, Skies." He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014.
Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormondand Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil LaBute's newminiseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina.
On and off Broadway, Cheyenne has starred in The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination) the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie,On The 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays. On television, Cheyenne was seen on NBC's "30 Rock" portraying series regular Danny Baker, and recently portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline on the hit FOX TV series "Glee." Other television credits include "Family Practice," "Life on Mars," "Ugly Betty," "It Takes a Village," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Local Talent," and "The Onion News Empire."