Ana Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITE
According to Deadline, stage favorite Ana Gasteyer has a pair of new television gigs lined up.
The former SNL star has reportedly signed on for both TBS' upcoming pilot THE GROUP, as well as Netflix's new comedy LADY DYNAMITE.
THE GROUP "is about a support group for people who think they have been abducted by aliens. Gasteyer will play Gina Morrison, a very competent, dedicated and thorough therapist who has taken a few wrong turns in life, lost her accreditation and is now running a support group for alien abductees while also working part time at a home furnishing chain store."
LADY DYNAMITE "is based on what Bamford (Maria Bamford) has accepted to be 'her life.' The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods inspired by the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - her s**t." Gasteyer will play Karen Grisham, a power agent in LA and a huge fan of Maria. Inviting Maria to lunch, Karen has no interest in representing her but does want to be her best friend.
On stage, Ana Gasteyer made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show." Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway, and originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination.
Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of "The Royal Family" directed byDoug Hughes, "The Threepenney Opera" with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit "The Vagina Monologues," and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of "Kimberly Akimbo" by CELEBRATED playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also she starred as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Recently, Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffin's production of Sondheim's "Passion" at TheChicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance. She also co-starred in the one-night-only star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of "Funny Girl," "Hair," and "A Centennial Celebration ofFrank Loesser." Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of Hair and the Reefer Madness Soundtrack. Other theatrical credits include the national tour of "The Real Live Brady Bunch," as well as productions of "The Odyssey" and "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci," both directed by Mary Zimmerman. Prior to joining SNL, Gasteyer honed her comedy skills at The Groundlings, the famed Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group.
On film, Ana has been seen in "Dare," "Mean Girls," "The Women," "What Women Want," "Woman On Top," "Dick," and "What's The Worst That Could Happen?" Other television credits include "The Good Wife," "Chuck," Showtime's "Reefer Madness," "Frasier," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "NYPD Blue," "Mad About You," "Law & Order," "Party of Five," "Seinfeld" (the "Soup Nazi" episode), as well as guest hosting "The Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Live with Regis" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." She has been seen recently in the Tyler Perry produced film "We The Peeples" opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll, and in HBO's hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" opposite Larry David. Ana joined Seth Rudetsky for the first-ever live filming of his popular Playbill "Obsessed" video series this month, along with fellow Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Ramin Karimloo.