Broadway star Norm Lewis Joins ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Norm Lewis

Walter McBride

Tony award nominated actor Norm Lewis has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming second season of ABC’s “Scandal.

The political drama sees Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a high-strung crisis manager who’s currently having an affair with the President of the United States. Lewis will play the ex-flame of Washington’s Pope.

The network bills the series as: “Everyone has a secret… and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life—both professionally and personally—but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specialize in fixing other people’s lives, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand-their own.”

Lewis’ television credits include “All My Children,” and an appearance on “Strong Medicine.”  He currently stars opposite Audra McDonald in the Tony-winning The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway through Sept. 23.

“Scandal” returns Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c  on ABC.

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