I will be guest starring on Grey’s Anatomy (Season 11, episode 2) tonight at 8PM (7 CST) on ABC. I get to play Eric Patel, the husband to a sick, pregnant, wife named Rita.
It was a wonderful surprise to arrive on set and see that Rita would be played by a dear friend and colleague of mine Anisha Nagarajan, from my hometown – Pittsburgh. Anisha, known for her work on Outsourced, was my co-star on Broadway in the Andrew Lloyd Weber/A.R. Rahman musical Bombay Dreams.
She moved out to LA a few years ago with her husband, Aalok Mehta, another Bombay Dreams alumnus. I hadn’t seen her in many years and what a wonderful reunion we had during our week on the set.
During my time on the set, I was reunited with so many colleagues from the my time in New York City. Jessica Capshaw and I acted in Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia revival at Second Stage a few years ago in Manhattan. She plays Dr. Arizona Robbins. She was so wonderful in subUrbia. It was nice to catch up on the west coast and get to act with her again.
Kelly McCreary is playing Dr. Maggie Pierce and is the new lead on the show. I met her in Baltimore a few years ago at the Baltimore Center Stage Caroline, or Change opening night party . She was acting under the direction of dear friend David Schweizer. We have gotten a chance to see each other a few times since at auditions. Look at her now, I am so happy for her.
I got to work with some really nice people like series regular Jerrika Hinton who plays Dr. Stephanie Edwards, Camille Luddington, who plays Dr. Jo Wilson, and director/ executive producer Rob Corn who was so generous, efficient, and was the catalyst for everything to go smoothly.
Thank you ABC and Grey’s and I hope that you all enjoy the show tonight!
Congratulations To Andre DeShields for his Jeff Nomination for Mary Zimmerman’s “The Jungle Book.” It also Features my Bombay Dreams Co-Star Anjali Bhimani.
It’s been quite a jazzy year for Two-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway legend André De Shields, who completed his run as King Louie and Akela in the world premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK, a co-production of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Boston’s Huntington Theatre on October 20, 2013.
For his critically-acclaimed role as King Louie, André has been nominated for a Jeff Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical, and recently garnered a 2013 BTAA for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Musical or Revue) at The 19th Annual Black Theater Alliance Awards, which honor excellence in African American theater and dance productions in the Chicago area.
On Monday, November 4, 2013, I’m off to Chicago with André, The Jungle Book‘s musicians Ronnie Malley and Neel Murgai to attend the 45th Annual Jeff…
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