12 Broadway Cameos in CBS’s Elsbeth

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12 Broadway Cameos in CBS’s Elsbeth

From Jane Krakowski to André De Shields, try the shocking Broadway visitor stars on the primary season of the brand new homicide thriller sequence.

Carra Patterson, Wendell Pierce, and Carrie Preton on Elsbeth
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In February, CBS debuted its newest spin-off from the sequence The Good Spouse franchise, Elsbeth. The sequence stars Emmy-winner and Broadway alum Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, “an astute however unconventional legal professional who makes use of her singular standpoint to make distinctive observations and nook sensible criminals alongside the NYPD,” based on the official synopsis. The investigative homicide thriller sequence additionally stars Broadway performers Wendell Pierce (Demise of a Salesman) and Carra Patterson (Jitney).

The present takes place and movies in New York Metropolis. Fortunate for us, meaning a plethora of Broadway performers making visitor star appearances. To commemorate final night time’s season finale, Playbill watched your entire first season (now streaming on Paramount+). 

Under are a few of our favourite cameos from actors who’ve walked the boards on Broadway. Elsbeth has been renewed, so we’re excited to see which stage favourite will seem on season 2! Maybe a reunion with Christine Baranski or Audra McDonald?

Cease studying now if you wish to keep away from spoilers.

Jane Krakowski, Greg Hildreth, and Linda Lavin on Elsbeth
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Episode 2: “A Traditional New York Character”

Whether or not you reside within the Massive Apple or not, everyone knows the previous saying, “you may’t select your neighbors.” Within the second episode of Elsbeth, a luxurious Higher East Facet co-op board is aware of that phrase all too effectively. Tony-winner Linda Lavin performs the constructing’s president from hell, who torments her neighbors to level of…homicide? And enjoying her black sheep son, who takes verbal and psychological abuse from the witch of the Higher East Facet is Greg Hildreth from the latest revival of Firm.

And in a high-climbing cameo, Tony-winner Jane Krakowski performs Joann, a high-powered actual property agent with rich purchasers…and even greater secrets and techniques!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Elsbeth
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Episode 3: “Actuality Shock”

When one of many stars from a knock-off Actual Housewives
actuality present is electrocuted in her bathtub, who could possibly be the assassin? Might it’s a fellow co-star? Or might it’s Tony-winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson as the truth present’s creator and producer? Good factor Elsbeth is on the case.

Paloma Garcia-Lee and Retta on Elsbeth
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Episode 4: “Love Knocked Off”

Love isn’t simple and discovering it in a giant metropolis is even tougher. Paloma Garcia-Lee performs a demanding, self-obsessed, socialite who’s asking for the moon in terms of her love life. Will her luxurious matchmaker be capable to discover her a match or will she should resort to different measures to make her consumer comfortable?

Blair Underwood on Elsbeth
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Episode 5: “Ball Lady”

Everyone knows about stage mothers, however what about sport dads? Blair Underwood, who not too long ago appeared within the Tony-winning revival of A Soldier’s Play, visitor stars as the daddy to an up-and-coming tennis participant who will ensure his son comes out on prime on the US Open…by any means needed!

Gina Gershon and Micaela Diamond on Elsbeth
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Episode 6: “An Ear for an Ear”

Magnificence is ache… And so is MURDER! When a social media well-known plastic surgeon is discovered useless, her former boss and mentor, performed by Gina Gershon, is beneath investigation. Might her chilly and unbothered disposition be an indication of a killer? Or can she merely not be bothered? In command of the investigation is final yr’s Parade Tony nominee Micaela Diamond as Detective Edwards, who just isn’t too comfortable about having Elsbeth intruding on her case. Will Diamond’s character take assist or go down combating? 

(PS: Diamond’s character returns on episode 8 because the lead detective on the investigation of a reporter’s demise.)

Carrie Preston and Keegan-Michael Key on Elsbeth
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Episode 7: “One thing Blue”

What’s worse than a bridezilla? How a couple of father of the bride that may go to wild lengths to verify his household and enterprise’s popularity are the right image of success? Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!) performs a shady, finance advisor whose daughter’s fancy nation membership wedding ceremony results in a demise on the gold course.

PS: This episode can be loaded with musical theatre references, together with the episode’s climax the place Preston and Key dance to “Sizzling Honey Rag” from Chicago.

Arian Moayed and Carrie Preston on Elsbeth
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Episode 9: “Candy Justice”

Bartenders, they’re the most affordable therapists on the planet. From final season’s A Doll’s Home revival, Arian Moayed performs a bar proprietor and mixologist wizard who goes above and past for all his favourite clients. When his favourite patron is being haunted by an previous bully. Will he be her dashing superhero or an illegal vigilante?

Laura Benanti and André De Shields on Elsbeth
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Episode 10: “A Becoming Finale”

Within the sequence’ first season finale, they’ve known as within the huge weapons! When a photographer is murdered throughout a style present, who might have carried out it? Was it stage favourite Laura Benanti because the retiring supermodel with a complicated Madonna-like British accent? Or might it’s the legendary designer and mentor, performed by the long-lasting André De Shields? Which Tony winner did it? You may simply have to observe to seek out out.

Honorable mentions 

Alex Wyse as a singer waiter in episode 5, Daniel Davis (Nilles from TV’s The Nanny) as an growing old plastic surgeon colleague in episode 6, and Amber Ardolino & Adam Kaplan as an unique dancer with a coronary heart of gold and a marriage choreographer, respectively, in episode 7.

Season One among Elsbeth is obtainable now to stream on Paramount+.


Images: Laura Benanti, André De Shields, Jane Krakowski, Extra Visitor Star on Elsbeth