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‘Music Man’s’ Bierko tunes up for TV series

B'way thesp heading for the WB

Sound the 76 trombones: Craig Bierko, who recently starred on Broadway as “The Music Man,” is aiming to topline a series for Warner Bros. Television.

Bierko is close to sealing a one-year, low-seven-figure talent holding deal at the studio to star in a project to be developed for fall 2002.

Bierko received a Tony nomination for his role as Prof. Harold Hill in “Music Man,” which he performed for a year before stepping down May 6. (“Will & Grace’s” Eric McCormack took over for Bierko.) He returns to Broadway this fall in the play “Thou Shall Not.”

The actor garnered rave accolades for his perf in “Music Man” and was also named “Sexiest Broadway Star” by People magazine.

On TV, Bierko was featured in two episodes this season of “Sex and the City.” The thesp played opposite Sarah Jessica Parker as jazz musician Ray King.

Bierko’s other small-screen credits include the comedies “Pride & Joy,” “Madman of the People” and “Sydney.” He’s also guest-starred on “Ally McBeal,” “Mad About You,” “Murphy Brown” and “Wings.”

On film, Bierko, who’s repped by CAA and Talent Entertainment Group, appeared in “The Suburbans,” “The Thirteenth Floor,” “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” and “The Long Kiss Goodnight.”

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