Catch Me If You Can
FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who doggedly pursues youthful con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. while stressing the importance of living life on the straight and narrow.
Since making his Broadway debut as a Swing in the original cast of Rent, Butz has become one of the biggest stars of the New York stage, combining unparalleled musical skills (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, The Last Five Years) and acting chops (Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?).
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Aaron Tveit)
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Thou Shalt Not
2005: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Butz is married to his former Wicked co-star Michelle Federer. (He created the role of Fiyero; she played Nessarose).
“[The story of Catch Me If You Can] just moved me. I started really weeping when I first read it. I always try to follow that instinct with a piece—if it has an instant gut place that it hits you in.” —Butz in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 4/11