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Tony Award-Winner Norbert Leo Butz at Maplewood Ideas Festival March 21

From the Maplewood Memorial Library:

Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz will be appearing at the Maplewood Memorial Library on Monday, March 21, 7:00 pm as part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival. The event is free and open to the public.

Butz can currently be seen in the Netflix series Bloodline, of which he has recently completed the second season, releasing in Spring 2016. He can also be seen on the recently aired PBS series Mercy Street which debuted in January 2016.

On Broadway he won Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for Catch Me If You Can (also Drama Desk Award, Best Actor in a Musical) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (also Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire Awards, Drama League Award winner, Best Actor in a Musical).

His other Broadway credits: Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked, Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), and Rent.

Off-Broadway credits include: How I Learned to Drive, Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, Drama League Award), Juno and the Paycock, and Saved.

His film credits include Better Living Through Chemistry, Greetings From Tim Buckley, Disconnect, The English Teacher, Higher Ground, Fair Game, and Dan in Real Life.

Television work includes his starring role in the series The Deep End (ABC), the pilots The Miraculous Year (HBO) and Playing Chicken (FOX), and the mini-series Comanche Moon (CBS).

Norbert participated in the producing, writing and recording of The Angel Band Project’s album, Take You With Me (now available on iTunes), for which all proceeds benefit the Voices and Faces Project.

He received a BFA from Webster University and an MFA from Alabama Shakespeare Theatre.

Upcoming Ideas Festival programs:
*Secrets Skeletons Tell: March 22, 4 pm at Main Library
*NYT & WSJ Journalists in Conversation: March 26, 2 pm at Main Library
*Bisa Butler Art & Music Reception: March 29, 7 pm at Main Library
*Film Editor Tim Squyres: March 31, 7 pm at Main Library
*Dan Barry, Maplewood Literary Award: April 2, 2 pm at Main Library
*Sheldon Harnick & Fiddler Actors: April 4, 7 pm at the Woodland
*Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad: April 6, 7 pm at the Woodland
More information can be found on our website.

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