We Love Norbert Leo Butz

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NORBERT LEO FREAKNIG BUTZ IS HERE!!!! 11 Broadway shows. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent, Wicked, My Fair Lady… Have you seen Bloodline? Just stop what you’re doing and watch the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Tony performance and then binge Bloodline. We can’t keep it together this week. Joe is fanbody mess.

This was one of our favorite conversations yet. This week we talk with Norbert about how singing in bar bands can be the best vocal training, that time he wept in Jason Robert Brown’s bathroom, how the biggest job you ever have might be the least rewarding, the genius of Jack O’Brien. We talk about his leap from stage to screen and what he learned from Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardellini while working on Bloodline.

We have looked up to this man for so long (if you can’t tell by Joe’s rambling) and we’re still blown away that the man spent so much time with us. He was generous, vulnerable, and a WELL of knowledge. his best advice? Don’t take any fucking advice. Listen in this week!

Check this out for a resume… On Broadway. My Fairy Lady, Thou Shalt Not, Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Enron, Speed-The-Plow, Is He Dead?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, Rent. Most recently, Butz stars in NBC’s Debris series and nabbed a lead role as Rex Foster in the Disney+ adaptation of Tim Federle’s YA novel Better Nate Than Ever. Other TV credits include playing Dr. Byron Hale in David Zabel and Ridley Scott’s PBS series Mercy Street, performing the role of Kevin Rayburn in the Netflix series Bloodline, and playing Paddy Chayefsky on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon.

His film credits include Peter Hedges’ Dan in Real LifeVera Farmiga’s Sony feature Higher Ground, Craig Zisk’s The English Teacher, and writer-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier’s Better Living Through Chemistry.

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