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Nathan Lane to Appear on FOX's Sitcom 'TIL DEATH 11/19

TVGuide.com is reporting that actor Nathan Lane will be appearing on FOX's sitcom "'Til Death" on November 19th, 2008. Lane will be "playing the gay brother of Brad Garrett's Eddie. Recently split from his longtime companion, Lane's character ultimately commiserates with his kin over how they each have come to rely on their better halves."

Nathan Lane will next be seen on Broadway in the revival of WAITING FOR GODOT. He made his Broadway debut with George C. Scott in the 1982 revival of Present Laughter as Roland Maule, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. This was followed by Merlin with Chita Rivera, Toad in The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad at Lincoln Center, On Borrowed Time with George C. Scott and Teresa Wright, Nathan Detroit in Jerry Zaks' 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), Max Prince in Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Buzz in Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Actor), Pseudolus in Jerry Zaks' 1996 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), SheriDan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Roundabout, Max Bialystock in The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and in London the Olivier Award), Dionysos in The Frogs for which Mr. Lane co-authored the book, with a score by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Susan Stroman, Oscar Madison in the 2005 revival of The Odd Couple, Butley for director Nicholas Martin in 2006 at the Booth Theater, and as President Charles H.E. Smith in David Mamet's November in 2008.

Off-Broadway he was most recently seen in Terrence McNally's Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams. In 1992 he won the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. Credits include Trumbo; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award) directed by Joe Papp; Luv the musical; She Stoops to Conquer; Simon Gray's The Common Pursuit; The Film Society and Mizlansky/Zilinsky by Jon Robin Baitz; In a Pig's Valise; The Lisbon Traviata  (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards); Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award) all by Terrence McNally; Do Re Mi at Encores and an acclaimed performance in Simon Gray's Butley at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. In television he has received five Emmy nominations and won two Emmy Awards as well as a People's Chioce Award.

Mr. Lane has appeared in over 30 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actor's Guild and American Comedy awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Award) and The Producers with Mr. Broderick, Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell.

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


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