The Tonys Prove That Literally Every Broadway Star Was On ‘Law & Order’
James Corden showed everyone watching the 70th Annual Tony Awards just how crucial “Law & Order” is to the careers of Broadway stars — because it can take years for an actor to get his or her big, New-York-rent-paying break.
Considering the original criminal justice drama debuted in 1990 and finally took a bow in 2010, it’s no surprise that many of the city’s working actors passed through its venerable courtrooms, and those of spinoffs like “Criminal Intent” and “Special Victims Unit.” Corden helpfully reminded viewers how many of those in attendance Sunday night showed up in the venerable series.
Claire Danes, a presenter, honed her ugly-cry skills in a 1992 episode of the show, while “Hamilton” co-stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. shared the screen as a lawyer and a reverend, respectively, for a 2015 “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” episode.
But the real star of the segment — and, apparently, “Law & Order” — was Danny Burstein. The actor is a six-time Tony nominee, most recently for his work on “Fiddler on the Roof.” But, let’s be real: He’s better known for playing a judge, an ADA, and several other characters for the Dick-Wolf-created series.
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