More Cheyenne Jackson '30 Rock' Details Revealed; Episode Airs 11/12
E! News reported earlier this month that Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson will be joining the cast of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series "30 Rock" as a regularly recurring character or even potentially as a future permanent fixture.
E! revealed on October 15th that:
There will be a new tasty treat on TGS when Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson joins the cast. So far, he's been on for one episode, filling the void in the show of what Jack calls "real America," but Robert promises he'll be back for more. "Cheyenne will be appearing from time to time. We haven't hit this yet, but we've got to get a duet with him and Jane [Krakowski].
Today, a report on AfterElton.com reveals that Jackson will play Danny/Jack Baker in an episode call 'The Problem Solvers' on November 12. The site suggests that Jackson's character is a new cast member of TGS with Tracy Jordan, the variety show starring Tracy Morgan's character. Supposedly, the episode will also feature Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi.
30 Rock won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy. 30 Rock is created by Tina Fey that airs on NBC on Thursday nights.
The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC; the name "30 Rock" refers to the address of the GE Building where NBC Studios is located, 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
30 Rock has been a critical success, winning several major awards, and achieving the top ranking on myriad critics' year-end best of 2006 and 2007 lists. On July 14, 2009 the show was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards, the most in a single year for a comedy series.
Cheyenne Jackson is an award winning stage and film actor currently starring as Woody in the new Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow at the ST. James Theatre. Most recently Cheyenne was rocking the house as Sonny Malone in the smash hit Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) on Broadway. Off and on Broadway he starred as Joe Hardy in the New York City Center production of Damn Yankees opposite Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes, Nicky Silver's The Agony & the Agony with Victoria Clark, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination) the premier cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Cartells, On The 20th Century and The 24 Hour Plays.
Jackson's film credits include the Oscar nominated United 93, Curiosity and Hysteria. He has guest starred on TV in "30 Rock," "Ugly Betty," "Lipstick Jungle" and "Life After Mars." Additionally, he portrayed "Sebastian Kinglare" for the Sony/Lifetime Television pilot "Family Practice." Cheyenne made his sold-out club debut in with his show "Back to the Start" at Feinstein's at Loews Regency earlier this year.