VIDEO: Josh Radnor Discusses NBC's RISE Live on THE TODAY SHOW
Josh Radnor stops by THE TODAY SHOW to discuss his role in the new NBC musical series RISE. In the new musical drama series "Rise," Josh Radnor portrays an inspirational high school theater director. He tells TODAY's Hoda Kotb that he was "thrilled" to learn that Rosie Perez would co-star with him: "She's really fun to fake-fight with, but I wouldn't recommend a real fight with her."
From Jason Katims, executive producer and showrunner of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.
The cast also includes Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joseph Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk. Jason Katims serves as executive producer and showrunner. Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez and Michelle Lee executive produce.
Josh Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in two films, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters: The Audience Award-winning happythankyoumoreplease opposite Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, and Tony Hale and Liberal Arts opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Zac Efron. He was last seen in Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight (Sundance, 2013) opposite Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. Recently finished a nine-season run playing Ted Mosby on CBS's Emmy-nominated comedy How I Met Your Mother. His other television credits include guest appearances on ER, Six Feet Under, and Law & Order among others. He was a series regular on ABC's The Court starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoof Not Another Teen Movie. On Broadway he played the title character in The Graduate opposite Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, THE VINEYARD Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. In Los Angeles, he appeared in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter. Most recently Josh appeared in New York Stage and Film's world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's The BABYLON Line, directed by Terry Kinney.
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