Smart TV shows don’t interrupt with commercials during the first 5+ minutes. Hook-and-keep viewers pattern. On Sunday, the first few minutes of the 7-minute opening of “Madame Secretary” was underscored with the opening number from the original cast album of “Company.” It featured Erich Bergen’s morning routine as the character Blake, top aid to Téa Leoni‘s Elizabeth McCord’s U.S. Secretary of State.
Bergen also live tweeted last night. He is best known for playing Bob Gaudio in the biographical musical drama film Jersey Boys. He attended the well-known Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in New York for seven years.
Recently, the 31-year-old actor has spoken out about surviving testicular cancer.
Not the only actor on the show with stage credits, Bebe Neuwirth is a Tony Award-winning actress for roles of Nickie in the revival of Sweet Charity (1986), and Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago (1996). Other Broadway musical roles include Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (2010), Lola in “Damn Yankees (1995) and the ensemble shows “Fosse” and revival of “Chicago.”
Patina Miller is best known for originating the role of disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier in the 2009 West End and 2011 Broadway productions of Sister Act. She also starred as the Leading Player in the 2013 revival of Pippin for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Željko Ivanek, who plays Russell Jackson, has appeared in seven shows on Broadway.
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