Patricia Wettig will join previously announced cast members, Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed), Patrick Breen (Next Fall) and Luke MacFarlane (Brothers & Sisters) in the upcoming national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. The tour, helmed by Broadway co-director George C. Wolfe, begins at Arena Stage in Washington D.C., where it will run June 8 through July 29.
Set in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, The Normal Heart unfolds as a tight-knit group of friends refuse to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unnamed disease behind a wall of silence.
In addition to Wettig, who will play the paraplegic doctor Emma Brookner, the cast will also feature Tom Berklund (The Addams Family) as Craig Donner/Grady, Michael Berresse (A Chorus Line) as Mickey Marcus, Christopher Dinolfo (Next Fall) as David, Jon Levenson (The Normal Heart) as Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor, Nick Mennell (A Free Man of Color) as Bruce Niles and John Procaccino (Blood and Gifts) as Ben Weeks.
Wettig is best known for her TV roles on Brothers & Sisters and Prison Break. Her film credits include Guilty by Suspicion, City Slickers and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold.