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On Broadway, Fred was part of the American cast of The Ferryman directed by Sam Mendes, played the Wizard in Wicked (twice), and Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Sister Act, La Cage..., Young Frankenstein, The Producers (in NYC and London), Sound of Music; appeared in NY in Fanny (Encores!); Happiness (Lincoln Center). He premiered The 2nd Mrs. Wilson at the Long Wharf Theater. National Tours: Anything Goes, The Producers, and Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Mark Taper (4 productions), Geffen, Old Globe, St. Louis Rep, The MUNY, Guthrie Theater (13 productions). Television series: Newhart, FM, Life... and Stuff, Woops!, and 9to5; recurring: Cosby, Night Court, Growing Pains; and Crashing, Billions, Person of Interest, and many more... Married to Cherie Sprosty, a Catholic liturgist; children: Ben, Meredith and Ethan. www.fredapplegate.com