Tony nominee Stacy Keach will guest star on NBC’s mid-season political comedy 1600 Penn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show follows the seemingly ordinary family of the President of the United States, and stars Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, who co-created the series.
Keach will play Senator Thoroughgood, a racist, sexist and bigot the President (Pullman) and First Lady (Elfman) try to persuade to vote for their education bill. Keach will appear in an early episode in the show’s first season.
A longtime stage and screen performer, Keach most recently starred in Other Desert Cities, his first Broadway role in almost 20 years. Previously, he earned a Tony nomination for Indians in 1970. His additional theater credits include The Kentucky Cycle, Solitary Confinement, Deathtrap and King Lear.
Set in the White House, 1600 Penn follows the fictional Gilchrist family, a dysfunctional family that just happens to live in the most famous house in the country. In addition to Pullman, Elfman and Gad, the series also stars Martha MacIsaac, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham and Andre Holland.