'Ugly Betty's' Michael Urie to Make Broadway Debut in 'How to Succeed in Business'
The actor is the latest to join the production, which will see Daniel Radcliffe depart in the new year and Darren Criss replacing him for three weeks.
Ugly Betty veteran Michael Urie will make his Broadway debut in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Urie will replace Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for a six-month engagement through Sunday, July 1. Nick Jonas, replacing Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, and Beau Bridges, taking over for John Larroquette as J.B. Biggley, will co-star in the production.
Hanke's final performance will be Sunday, Jan. 22, alongside Darren Criss. Criss will take on the role of J. Pierrepont Finch beginning Jan. 3.
Urie is currently starring as Yepikhodov in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. He has also starred in the revival of Angels in America as Prior Walter and 2009's The Temperamentals. He played Mark on the ABC series Ugly Betty and directed the documentary Thank You for Judging and the upcoming He's More Famous Than You.
The news comes on the heels of the cast recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying receiving a Grammy nomination.