Tony winner Betty Buckley—who starred in the title role of the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!—returns to Law & Order: SVU April 27.
Buckley, who has a recurring role as Trial Bureau Chief Lorraine Maxwell, stars in an episode entitled "Bend the Law." Tom Irwin also guest stars in the episode, which follows Carisi (Peter Muller Scanavino), who must tread carefully when Maxwell’s husband becomes a person of interest in an SVU investigation.
Law & Order: SVU premieres at 9 PM ET on NBC; it will be available for streaming on Peacock the following day. Watch a promo for the new episode above.
Texas native Betty Buckley, seen in an acclaimed performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, won her Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, later earning another nomination for her work in the musical Triumph of Love. She starred in both the London and New York productions of Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier nomination for her take on the ill-fated silent-screen star Norma Desmond. London audiences have also enjoyed Buckley's work in Promises, Promises and Dear World, and her other Broadway credits include Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, and Promises, Promises. A 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient of the Julie Harris Award from The Actors Fund for Artistic Achievement, Buckley's most recent screen credits include Split, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Cleaning Lady, Supergirl, The Film Crew, Preacher, Chicago Med, The Leftovers, Getting On, Pretty Little Liars, and The Happening.
Buckley's latest solo recording is titled Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim, a compilation featuring 24 tracks from nine of her past releases plus two unique to this album.