Stage and screen stars Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Radnor have landed roles in TV pilots for CBS and NBC, respectively.
Tony and Emmy winner Chenoweth, most recently on Broadway in her solo concert My Love Letter to Broadway, will star opposite Noah Wyle in the new CBS pilot Perfect Citizen, according to Deadline. Wyle heads the cast as Deck, a lawyer who begins a new career at a Boston law firm following his work for the NSA that led to his involvement in an international scandal. Wicked's Chenoweth has been cast in the role of Jessica, who is described as the heartbeat of the Boston firm. Directed by Paris Barclay from a script by executive producer Craig Turk, the cast also includes Shuffle Along Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, Shanley Caswell, and Stephanie Szostak.
Deadline also reports that Radnor, whose Broadway credits include The Graduate and Disgraced, has landed the leading role in Drama High, the new NBC drama pilot from Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. The series, based on Michael Sokolove's book Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater, explores the life of Lou Volpe, who led a working class high school drama department and galvanized the town through his passion for performance. Radnor, best known for his work on the long-running series How I Met Your Mother, will star as Volpe. The hour-long series will also feature Aladdin and Newsies star Damon Gillespie as the town's leading football player who also find success onstage, with Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Rosie Perez, Shannon Purser, Rarmian Newton, and Moana's Auli'i Cravalho.