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Andrea Martin Joins Nathan Lane, Cheyenne Jackson in USA Pilot

According to published reports, Broadway veteran Andrea Martin will join previously announced Nathan Lane and Cheyenne Jackson  in a comedy pilot on USA from Douglas McGrath. Lane will also executive produce the still untitled project.

As described by THR, the show is about 'Jasper (Lane), an unlucky actor whose Broadway aspirations must be put on hold when his father's health takes a turn for worse, forcing him to return to his Texas hometown. Jackson will play Tim, a handsome doctor who befriends Jasper in his Texas hometown.' Martin will star as Jasper's agent.

In 1992, Martin made her Broadway debut in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won the Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997) and Oklahoma! (2002)-both of which brought her Tony nominations -and Fiddler on the Roof (2005). Martin left the cast on July 6, 2008, and was replaced by Beth Leavel.

Martin starred alongside Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon in the Broadway revival of Exit the King which played at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from March 7 to June 14, 2009.She wrote and performed in the critically acclaimed one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude in Los Angeles and New York City, where she garnered a 1996 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One Person Show.

Her lengthy theater credits include the leads in The Rose Tattoo and Betty's Summer Vacation, both produced at The Huntington Theatre in Boston. Martin has played Wanda the Word Fairy in numerous short segments on Sesame Street She appeared in one episode from Season 5 (1988) titled "UNICEF". Star Trek fans may recognize her as one of two actresses to play Ishka, Quark's iconoclastic mother on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 

 

 

 

 

 

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