Backstage on Broadway: Steven Pasquale talks his ‘fun and weird’ Bluegrass musical ‘The Robber Bridegroom’

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He's played one of America's most notorious detectives on 'American Crime Story: People vs. OJ Simpson,' an eye-catching campaign manager on 'The Good Wife,' and a dim-witted New York firefighter on 'Rescue Me.' Now, Steve Pasquale is going country, for his newest role, off-Broadway in The Robber Bridegroom.

“The Robber Bridegroom is this great Southern fairy-tale, fable, sort of romp,” Steve Pasquale said.

The musical tells the tale of a dangerous backwoods rogue who turns the town upside down when he falls for the daughter of a wealthy planter.

“I play Jamie Lockhart, who’s a man of two faces," he explained. "He's a bandit of the woods by night and a Southern gentleman by day, both conmen and criminals.”

The show first hit the stage in 1975 starring Patti Lupone and earned two Tony nominations.

“It’s a lesser known show, but the score is incredibly bluegrass in its tone and it feels like it could’ve been written yesterday,” Pasquale said.

If you do see it, Pasquale says don't expect to have a normal night at the theater.

“It’s going to be like a really fun, crazy, and weird evening,” he smirked.

This longtime actor feels most at home on stage.

“I would only do theater, if you could make a living, but sometimes we have to go to TV so we can fund our theater habits,” he smiled.

And TV is where you'll be seeing him in a few months, starring is a new legal show alongside Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox.

“I am signed on to do a new CBS drama this summer called ‘Doubt; if that gets picked up,” he said.

But for now, he's focused on bringing the twang to Times Square.

The Robber Bridegroom is currently playing at The Laura Pels Theatre at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through May 29th.

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