Indian-American actor Maulik Pancholy plays more than 40 characters in Fully Committed

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Actor and author, Maulik Pancholy in a still from the production of Fully Committed.
Photo: Courtesy – georgestreetplayhouse.org

Television and film actor, and recent author Maulik Pancholy is playing more than 40 characters in the new production of Fully Committed, that takes place in a famed restaurant where patrons will stop at nothing to secure a reservation— including coercion and bribes.

Pancholy, an award-winning actor plays Sam, who works the reservation line. The show premiered on March 23 and will continue through April 11, 2021, according to George Street Playhouse.

“It’s Opening Night! Thanx to every single person at @georgestreet for finding innovative ways to make theater! We filmed the one person show FULLY COMMITTED & I hope you enjoy it! Avail for a limited time only. Tix & Streaming info at http://georgestreetplayhouse.org,” Pancholy tweeted.

The show is directed by David Saint and the playwright is Becky Mode.

Pancholy’s website gives an account of his accomplishments to date. He played Alec Baldwin’s assistant Jonathan on the Emmy®, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning NBC comedy 30 Rock; Sanjay on the Showtime hit series Weeds; and Neal on the NBC comedy Whitney.

Pancholy’s numerous recurring and guest starring roles include the upcoming Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, as well as The Good Fight, Dynasty, Star Trek: Discovery, Elementary, Friends from College, and The Good Wife.

For his work on television, he has been nominated for and won the Screen Actors Guild Award on multiple occasions.

Pancholy has entertained both children and adults as the voice of Baljeet on the Emmy® award-winning Disney animated series Phineas & Ferb, and as the title voice of Sanjay on Nickelodeon’s Sanjay & Craig.

He has appeared in blockbuster films such as Hitch and 27 Dresses, and his many theater credits include starring on Broadway in It’s Only A Play, Good For Otto, and starring in the Tony-nominated production of Grand Horizons at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway.

In October, 2020 Pancholy published his debut novel, The Best At It, about a gay Indian-American boy coming into his own. The book received many starred reviews and was listed as A Stonewall Honor book, an ALA Rainbow List selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection.

In 2014, Pancholy was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). As a Commissioner, he co-founded the anti-bullying campaign #ActToChange – designed to meet the unique needs of AAPI youth, according to his website.

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