Denis O’Hare is no circus act, but he’ll soon be collecting them on American Horror Story: Freak Show! According to Vulture, the AHS favorite and Tony winner will return to the FX series’ fourth season as a rival “collector of freaks” to Jessica Lange’s character, a German ex-pat who manages a freak show in 1950 Florida.
"I'm going to be working at cross-purposes with [Lange's character]," O’Hare revealed, adding, "We'll have lots of scenes with each other, but we'll be battling."
O'Hare received a Tony Award for his performance in Take Me Out, as well as a nomination for Assassins. His additional Broadway credits include Elling, Inherit the Wind, Sweet Charity and Cabaret.
As previously reported, Broadway vets Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy and Sarah Paulson, along with Evan Peters, will reunite for the new season after appearing in the Coven storyline. The crew will play members of the twisted act who will do anything to keep the freak show running. Hey, Ryan Murphy: any chance Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner can join that lineup?