Published On: Mon, Jan 5th, 2015

Josh Radnor May Go on the Road after ‘Disgraced’ Closes on Broadway

Disgraced Lyceum Theatre

Josh Radnor’s return to Broadway in Ayad Ahktar’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Disgraced, ” is about to come to an end as the show is closing after 149 performances at the Lyceum Theater, according to Theater Mania. The star of the popular sitcom “How I Met Your Mother, ” that ran for nearly a decade and concluded in 2014, plays Isaac, a gallery owner and Kate Pittman is his wife Jory. In the play, the couple have dinner with a Muslim American lawyer, Amir, played by Hari Dhillon and his wife Emily, played by Gretchen Mol. The dinner and Amir and Emily’s marriage become tense as the conversation turns to race in America. Dhillon and Danny Ashok, who plays Amir’s nephew Abe are reprising roles they played at the London Bush Theater. The run of the play on Broadway is concluding in March and began in October. In November 15, it will go on national tour.

Josh Radnor took over the role of Jason Biggs in the Broadway version of “The Graduate” opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone in 2002. He also starred along with future “How I Met Your Mother” co-star Daniel Patrick Harris in “The Paris Letter.”  Radnor has written, directed and starred in independent films such as “HappythankYouMorePlease” and “Liberal Arts.” The latter premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2012.

Radnor was born in Bexley, Ohio outside of Columbus, attended Orthodox Jewish Day Schools and his family attended a Conservative synagogue. His mother Carol is a school guidance counselor, his father Alan is a malpractice attorney and he has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. Josh attended the Israel Experience Program in Tzfat Livnot U’Lehibanot in 1997.

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