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Emmy Winner Joining Popular Cable Series

Aug 20, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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, 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 reports: “Shalhoub, whose last TV role was on CBS’s 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.”

tony shalhoub-act onePlaywright George S. Kaufman was one of the roles Tony Shalhoub, left, played in his Tony-nominated performance in “Act One”

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