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Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon

/ 05:53 PM February 06, 2019

Michelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years. She’s playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, whose career aspirations were supplanted by her marriage to choreographer-director Bob Fosse.

Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams

Sam Rockwell, left, and Michelle Williams participate in the “Fosse/Verdon” panel during FX TCA Winter Press Tour on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Image: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Oscar winner Sam Rockwell plays Fosse in the eight-episode FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” debuting April 9.

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Williams’ last TV work was the hit series “Dawson’s Creek” that ended in 2003.

She sees parallels with Verdon, who was a working mother like Williams.

Williams pointed out a long gap in Verdon’s career while she stayed home to raise Nicole, her daughter with Fosse. Nicole Fosse is a creative consultant on the series.

Williams said Monday that such gaps are something all working mothers struggle with and called it “a very complicated dilemma.” NVG

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