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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Park on Broadway, 'Chicago P.D.,' 'Peter Pan Live!' and Missing Maura West

Former As the World Turns co-stars Elizabeth Hubbard and Michael Park at the New York screening
of Weight. Park can next be seen on Chicago P.D. and Peter Pan Live! Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
Two-time Emmy winning actor Michael Park attended a screening of the upcoming comedy series Weight last night in New York City. Park's former As the World Turns co-star, Martha Byrne, stars in Weight as Claire, a woman who returns to her family after losing a hundred pounds on reality show The Weight Off. Our web series Serial Scoop Now was there to get the dish on Weight and to catch up with some of the beloved daytime stars in attendance. We chatted with Park about his Broadway success, and his upcoming appearances on NBC's Chicago, P.D. (as Asher Roslyn) and Peter Pan Live! (as Cecco).

SERIAL SCOOP: You are a big Broadway star now.
MICHAEL PARK: [Laughs] No, I'm not. That is baloney. If there were B-List Broadway stars, I would be maybe a C-List Broadway star. Star is a subjective term, right?

SERIAL SCOOP: We consider you a star so just go with it.
MICHAEL PARK: I'll accept that.

Michael Park as Asher Roslyn in Chicago P.D.
SERIAL SCOOP: So you just shot something on Chicago, P.D., is that correct?
MICHAEL PARK: Yes, I was in a three show stint on Chicago, P.D. I worked a lot with Jon Seda, who is a fantastic actor. He worked with Annie Parisse on The Pacific, so we talked a little about that.

Note: Park makes his Chicago P.D. debut on October 15.

SERIAL SCOOP: What else is happening with Michael Park right now?
MICHAEL PARK: We had our first rehearsal for Peter Pan Live!, on NBC December 4th everybody, with Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Allison Williams, Kelli O'Hara. Everybody I know of and admire in the Broadway community is pretty much a part of this show so I'm excited about that.

SERIAL SCOOP: Would you ever return to daytime soaps?
MICHAEL PARK: You never say never. I'm just so glad my friends, particularly Maura West, is having such a great run right now on General Hospital. I miss her so much. So there's that. I would go to General Hospital to have a short little stint with Maura again and again and again.

Michael Goldberg is a writer, producer and actor based out of New York. He hosts Serial Scoop Now and regularly contributes television and web series features to SerialScoop.com.

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