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VIDEO: Nathan Lane Chats His New Role on PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, Terrence McNally, His Stage Career, and More!

Nathan Lane was profiled today on CBS Sunday Morning, to chat about his role on the television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

The Tony Award-winning actor is best known for playing funny and poignant roles in comedies like "The Producers" and "The Birdcage." His new role has him turning to the dark side in the noir TV supernatural murder mystery.

Lane chatted with correspondent Martha Teichner about pushing himself into more dramatic roles on stage, the loss of playwright Terrence McNally, and the wisdom he learned from George C. Scott, his co-star in his very first Broadway show back in 1982.

Watch the full segment below!

Nathan Lane appeared most recently in the Broadway and West End productions of Angels in America as Roy M. Cohn. Additional Broadway credits include The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Present Laughter, Merlin, Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers, The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot, The Addams Family, and The Nance.

Theatre awards include two Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Obie Awards and an Olivier Award. In 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

On television he was last seen as F. Lee Bailey on FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: AMERICAN CRIME Story." He has had recurring roles on "Modern Family" and "The Good Wife" as well as many guest appearances. He has received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and the People's Choice Award. Among his many film appearances are Ironweed, The Birdcage (Golden Globe Award nomination, SAG and American Comedy Awards), Frankie and Johnny, The Lion King, Mousehunt, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby, The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Carrie Pilby and Sidney Hall.



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