Ideas Festival: Norbert Leo Butz
Monday, March 21
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Main Library – Monday, March 21 7-9 pm. NORBERT LEO 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’s 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). 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. His 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. National Tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cabaret (Helen Hayes Award, Jefferson, Dora and Ovation Awards). Regional credits include Catch Me If You Can (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), four seasons at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. 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); 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.