Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane has signed on to star in season four of CBS’ hit legal drama The Good Wife, according to TVLine.com. The actor joins recently announced Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth for the fourth season and will reportedly play a manager hired to cut costs at Lockhart & Gardner and nurse the firm back to financial health.
The Good Wife premiered on September 22, 2009, and centers around Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), who returns to her job as a litigator to support her children while her husband Peter (played by Chris Noth) is in jail for a highly publicized sex scandal. In addition to Margulies and Noth, the series stars Broadway vets Alan Cumming, Mary Beth Peil and Christine Baranski. Margulies earned a 2011 Emmy for her performance on the hit series.
Most recently seen on Broadway as patriarch Gomez in The Addams Family Lane plans to return to the Great White Way in the spring of 2013 in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance. He won Tony Awards for his roles in The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His other Broadway credits include Waiting for Godot, November, Butley, The Odd Couple, Guys and Dolls and Love! Valour! Compassion! Broadway insiders speculated that Lane would return to Broadway in the fall with the Goodman Theatre's revival of The Iceman Cometh alongside Tony winner Brian Dennehy; however, Lane denied those rumors.