As first reported on EWonline, star of stage and screen Bebe Neuwirth will be appearing in a recurring role on the CBS drama series THE GOOD WIFE.
On the legal drama, Neuwirth will portray Judge Friend, who is being described as "a sexy woman with a stern manner and little patience for joking around". She will rule over a case involving a disagreement over control of a large equity firm. She will have the added pressure of dealing with the fact that witnesses from both sides of the case seem to be guilty of perjury.
Since her recurring role as Lilith on NBC's long-running comedies 'Cheers' and 'Frasier', the actress has appeared on episodes of TV's 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury' and 'Bored to Death'.
THE GOOD WIFE airs on CBS on Sunday nights at 9/8c.
Bebe Neuwirth won the Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Awards for the role of "Velma" in the smash hit Broadway revival of Chicago. She also received a Tony Award for her role as "Nickie" in Sweet Charity. Her other Broadway credits include Fosse, Damn Yankees, Dancin', Little Me, and A Chorus Line. In addition, she has performed leading roles in numerous regional Theater Productions including West Side Story for the Cleveland Opera, the title role in Kiss of the Spiderwoman on London's West End, The Three Penny Opera at A.C.T., and Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew at Williamstown Theater Festival. She performed a successful run of Here Lies Jenny at The Zipper Theater in New York. Comprised of music by Kurt Weill, the show was created by Leslie Stifelman, Roger Rees, Ann Reinking, and Ms. Neuwirth.
Ms. Neuwirth's work in film includes How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Liberty Heights, Summer of Sam, Celebrity, Jumanji, Green Card, The Paint Job, Bugsy, and Tadpole, among others. On television she is well known for her role of "Lilith Sternin" on "Cheers" and "Frasier," for which she won two Emmy Awards. Other television appearances include her Emmy nominated portrayal of Dorothy Parker in "Dash and Lily," as well as a principal player on "Law and Order - Trial by Jury." She is also an Honorary Zeigfeld Girl.