Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spotlight on Norbert!

 Norbert Leo Butz,
from St. Louis, Missouri...7th of 11 children!
Man, did HE need attention!
He landed on Broadway to be an understudy/swing in Rent, 1996,
and then it was on to the likes of 
Catch Me If You Can, in 2011 (above and the two below)
where he played FBI Agent Carl Hanratty
(and won a Tony doing it).

 Reviews were mixed ("dangerously close to lounge and elevator music"???)
and it closed after 170 performances.
Elevator music (???) brought to you by the same lads who did
Hairspray:
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.


 Norbert in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 2005
(above, in the "Great Big Stuff" number
and below with co-stars John Lithgow and Sherie Rene Scott).
Another Tony win for Norbert!


 In between those wins,
NLB played Fiyero in Wicked,
above with Kristen Chenoweth and Carole Shelley
(Remember Carole from "The Odd Couple"?
She was one of the Pigeon Sisters in the original movie!)
And Jamie in The Last Five Years (below)
again with Sherie Rene Scott. 


Like a lot of talented guys,
Norbert has also suceeded in straight plays,
film, and television.
And he's only 49... a long meaty career ahead!

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