Norbert Leo Butz has found his silver lining to the premature closing of Broadway’s Big Fish. According to Deadline, the Tony winner has boarded Netflix’s psychological thriller from the creators of Damages, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, along with Sony Pictures TV.
Butz will star as the charming extrovert Kevin, the youngest of the tight-knit Rayburn siblings, opposite Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini. Owner of a boat repair yard, Kevin believes he is the unofficial mayor of the small coastal town in which the series is based. The show centers on the secrets that are revealed when the eldest brother and black sheep of the family Danny (Mendelsohn), returns home. Sissy Spacek also stars.
Butz is next slated to reunite with Big Fish co-star Kate Baldwin for a one-night-only concert of The Goodbye Girl on April 7. He earned Tony Awards for Catch Me If You Can and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His additional Broadway credits include Rent, Wicked, Thou Shalt Not, Is He Dead?, Speed-the-Plow, Enron and Dead Accounts.