Norbert Leo Butz to topline ‘Enron’

Tony winner set to star in Broadway transfer

Norbert Leo Butz will topline the Broadway transfer of London hit “Enron.”

Butz, who picked up a 2005 Tony for his perf in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” will portray Jeffrey Skilling in Lucy Prebble’s play about the 2001 financial scandal.

Enron” began life over the summer at the U.K.’s Chichester Festival Theater before it went on to a fall run at the Royal Court in London. Show will hit the West End in an engagement that begins later this month.

Rupert Goold (“Macbeth”), who helmed the U.K. preem of “Enron,” will direct the Broadway incarnation as well. No further casting for the Gotham production has been confirmed.

Credited as a production of Headlong Theater (the troupe of which Goold is a.d.), Chichester fest and the Royal Court, the Broadway incarnation is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel (both also behind “Superior Donuts” and “Race” this season), Matthew Byam Shaw, Act Prods., Caro Newling for Neal Street Prods. (“Shrek the Musical”) and the Shubert Org.

Show kicks off previews April 8 before a press opening set for April 27 at the Broadhurst Theater.

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