Putting together a block buster cast for NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ is no small feat. Producers Jennifer Lopez, Neil Meron, and Craig Zadan must leave no stone unturned to find the right mix of star power and performance ability to compliment JLo, who also stars as Rosie in the live television event.
Brent Spiner may have gained international fame for his role as Data in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, but he is also an acclaimed stage actor and singer.
Spiner’s Broadway and Off-Broadway resume includes stints in ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘Sunday in the Park with George’, and ‘1776.’ For his role as John Adams in ‘1776’ he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. His vast television and film credits include ‘Independence Day’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Material Girls’, ‘Frasier’, ‘Friends’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, and ‘Outcast.’
Casting Spiner as Harry MacKafee would not only put the role in the hands of a celebrated film, stage, and television talent, it would also draw audience from the vast Star Trek fan universe.