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Nathan Lane in Talks to Join Andrew Garfield & More in National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA

National Theatre's upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA is close to enlisting a stage legend for its starry company.

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Tony winning actor Nathan Lane is in negotiations to join Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, and Russell Tovey in the 2017 production of the beloved Tony Kushner play.

Lane would take on the role of Roy Cohn, with Garfield as Prior Walter, Gough as Harper Pitt, and Tovey playing Joe Pitt.

ANGELS IN AMERICA is slated to begin performances on April 20, 2017 at Lyttelton Theatre.

Lane will soon return to Broadway in the starry revival of The Front Page, opposite John Slattery. Hecently appeared in the Broadway production of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, having starred as Hickey in The Iceman Cometh at Brooklyn Academy of Music and in The Nance on Broadway (for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Distinguished Performance Awards). Recent television appearances include The Good Wife (Emmy nomination), Modern Family (three Emmy nominations), and the Broadway production of The Nance (Live From Lincoln Center/PBS).

He was recently seen on Ryan Murphy's FX limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story alongside John Travolta, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and David Schwimmer.

Lane's other Broadway credits include his debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), 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, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations).

His Off-Broadway credits include The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, The Lisbon Traviata (Outer Critics Circle nomination; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards), Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award), Bad Habits, Dedication, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Trumbo, Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, She Stoops To Conquer, In a Pig's Valise, Love, and Do Re Mi. Mr. Lane has starred in more than 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination; 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), The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror Mirror, and The English Teacher. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2006), was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame (2008), and is the recipient of two Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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