An Emmy-winning actor who most recently was nominated for a Tony award on Broadway is joining a popular cable TV series.
“Tony Shalhoub is returning to cable,” reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog, adding, “The Emmy-winning ‘Monk’ alum has booked a recurring role on season seven of Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie,’ the cabler announced Wednesday.”
The story continues, “Shalhoub, whose last TV role was on CBS’ short-lived comedy ‘We Are Men,’ will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor with a great bedside manner and a special touch with the always prickly Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and a friend to Edie Falco’s titular Jackie.”
Shalhoub is a three-time Emmy-winner for “Monk,” the story notes. This past season on Broadway he was nominated for a Tony award for his performance in the play “Act One.”