Cheyenne Jackson Joins Amazon's THE ONION PRESENTS: THE NEWS


Cheyenne Jackson is having another go at television.

Deadline reports that the Broadway vet has been tapped to star alongside Jeffrey Tambor (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) in Amazon's upcoming pilot THE ONION PRESENTS: THE NEWS.

The scripted comedy project comes from Will Graham and Dan Mirk of the satirical news publication THE ONION, and follows the behind-the-scenes action of cut-throat journalists vying for the next big headline.

The site reports that Jackson will take on the role of Cameron, "a rising younger anchor who threatens the rein of veteran anchor David Everett (Tambor)."

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Multi-talented actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson is known for his work on the stage, as well as both the large and small screen. This fall, he will star on Broadway opposite Henry Winkler, Ari Graynor, and Alicia Silverstone in David West Read's new play The Performers. On and Off Broadway, he has starred in 8, Finian's Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations), The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination), the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On the 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays. He has appeared on television in 30 Rock, Glee, Family Practice, Life on Mars, Ugly Betty, It Takes a Village, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the PBS concert special From Dust to Dreams. His film credits include the 2006 Academy Award nominated United 93, as well as the upcoming 2013 films Mutual Friends, Lucky Stiff, and Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra. He has also performed for sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall for The Power of Two in 2010 with Michael Feinstein and his solo debut concert with the New York Pops performance of Music of the Mad Men Era in 2011.

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