Those who want to see Broadway stars but can’t make it to Broadway need only tune in to “The Good Wife.” Through its seasons, the show has had appearances from Great White Way favorites such as Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, David Hyde Pierce, Steven Pasquale, Christine Baranski and Mary Beth Pell.
The Drama League is going to show some appreciation to the show for promoting interest in theater with its first Arts Ally Award, which will be given at the annual gala, this year, to celebrate the work of James Earl Jones. Executive producers Robert and Michelle King and casting director Mark Saks will be receiving the award.
The star of “The Good Wife” is Julianna Marguiles, who also won an Emmy award in the series ER. For “The Good Wife, she has won a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Marguiles is the daughter of a ballet dancer, Francesca and Paul, a writer, philosopher and advertising executive. The family lived in Israel prior to Julianna’s birth and while her mother converted to Christianity, Julianna identifies herself as Jewish.