With Beetlejuice's Broadway run recently ending, theatre fans needing more Alex Brightman in their life should tune in to the 10th and final season of the crime thriller The Blacklist, airing Sundays at 10 PM ET on NBC (check local listings) and featuring the Broadway favorite in a multi-episode arc.
Brightman plays Herbie, a forensic scientist and dad working with James Spader's criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond 'Red' Reddington. See Brightman in an exclusive clip from the March 12 episode above.
"I am beyond overjoyed to be joining the final season of The Blacklist," shares Brightman. "I was so in love with the character of Herbie when I played him for an episode in season nine. And now I get to really flesh him out over the course of a whole season. And that's thrilling. It's a fun role. He's a dad, he's a scientist, and a jack of all trades—except he happens to be a master at all of them as well. He's a casual genius who doesn't know when he's talking too much. And he's a sweetheart. There's a redemption story to watch out for as well, and I hope that people truly root for Herbie.
"The experience of filming this season has been a huge learning lesson and a complete joy. And I can honestly say that I have been spoiled by just how nice and cool everyone has been on set—cast, crew, writers, costume designers, PAs, the list goes on.
"I hope you all like Herbie as much as I do. See you March 12th!"
Brightman's 15-year Broadway career has included performances in Glory Days, Wicked, Big Fish, and Matilda The Musical, but he's perhaps best known for his star turns as rocker Dewey Finn in School of Rock—The Musical and the titular ghost with the most in both the original and encore runs of Beetlejuice. On screen, he's been seen in Smilf, The Good Fight, Documentary Now! (playing a cast member of the fictitious Broadway musical Co-op in a parody of the documentary Original Cast Album: Company), Teen Titans Go!, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods, Here Today, Dead End: Paranormal Park, and Helluva Boss.
Brightman will reunite with his Beetlejuice co-stars Leslie Kritzer and Rob McClure for a new production of Monty Python's Spamalot at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., later this season, running May 12-21.