NORM! George Wendt, the character actor who slugged beers and recited countless "Normisms" on the TV show "Cheers," will trade his sportscoat for Edna Turnblad’s housecoat in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Hairspray, starting Oct. 23, according to Playbill. "I’ll drink to that!"
Wendt is a six-time Emmy Award nominee for playing grumpy but popular Norm Peterson on "Cheers." He recently played Juror #1 in the national tour of Twelve Angry Men. The Chicago Second City veteran has appeared onstage in Art (on Broadway and in London) and in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He was also seen in the ABC television musical "Bye Bye Birdie."