Nathan Lane to Return to MODERN FAMILY
After guest role on "Modern Family" last fall, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cameron and Mitchell's flamboyant partying friend, Pepper, in an upcoming spring episode according to TV Guide.
This time, "Mitch [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cam [Eric Stonestreet] go out for a boys night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends," Modern Family executive producer Steve Levitan told TV Guide reporter William Keck at Saturday's Producers Guild Awards, where he accepted the award for Best Comedy Series. "Jay [Ed O'Neill] stumbles in to the party. We're having a lot of fun playing with Nathan and this will be a very funny use of him."
While accepting the award, Levitan joked that he didn't think the show had "a chance in hell" of winning when he and his fellow producers saw their table all the way in the back of the Beverly Hilton ballroom.
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Lane's most recent Broadway appearance was THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Lane's previous Broadway credits include: Present Laughter (Drama Desk nom.), Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nom., Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards), The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November and Waiting For Godot (Outer Critics Circle nom.).
Off B'way: 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. Credits include Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams (Drama Desk nom.); Trumbo; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Measure for Measure (Bayfield Award); Luv, the Musical; She Stoops to Conquer; The Common Pursuit; The Film Society; Mizlansky/Zilinsky; In a Pig's Valise; The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards); Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award) and Do Re Mi at Encores!
Television: Five Emmy noms., two Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award.
More than 30 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nom., Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award), Swing Vote and The Producers (Golden Globe nom.). Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia