Broadway Meets PBS on Mercy Street



Broadway mainstays are happily joining the ranks of many who have successfully segued to television.

Mercy Street‘s new cast members now include:


  • Tony Award-winner and Emmy Award-Nominee Brían F. O’Byrne (“Mildred Pierce,” “Aquarius”) is Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intelligence Service, based on the real Pinkerton.
  • Tony Award-winner Patina Miller (Pippin, “Madam Secretary,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2) is Charlotte Jenkins, a black Northern abolitionist and former slave who escaped to freedom years before through the Underground Railroad (a composite of numerous historical figures, most prominently Harriet Jacobs).
  • Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles) is Maj. Clayton McBurney III, the new hospital chief.

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