Tony winner Gabriel Ebert has landed a lead role in the Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television. Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they’re 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships throughout the next three decades dealing with the great expectations of youth juxtaposed with the realities life hands you as you get older.

Ebert will play Dennis, Jules’ less than ambitious husband who knows that she probably wanted a life larger than he could provide for her. Ebert is probably best known for originating the role of Mr. Wormwood in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical, for which he won a Tony

Ebert, a Juilliard graduate and Obie award winner, just completed a Broadway run opposite Keira Knightley in Therese Raquin. He is repped by the Stone Manners Salners Agency.