Ugly Betty vet Michael Urie will make his Broadway debut as Bud Frump in the hit musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying beginning January 24, 2012. Urie is set for a six-month run (through July 1) alongside Nick Jonas as J.Pierrepont Finch and Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley. Original star Christopher J. Hanke will remain with the production as Bud through January 22, the final performance in the three-week run of Glee’s Darren Criss as Finch.
Urie, who played Marc in TV’s Ugly Betty, is currently starring as Yepikhodov in Classic Stage Company’s revival of The Cherry Orchard. Other off-Broadway credits include a Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance as designer Rudi Gernreich in The Temperamentals, Prior Walter in Signature Theatre Company’s revival of Angels in America and a variety of famous folks in Celebrity Autobiography.
How to Succeed opened on Broadway on March 7 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. In addition to Hanke, the show currently stars Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, 2011 Tony Award winner John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway as Rosemary Pilkington, Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones and Michael Park as Bert Bratt.