Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Joins Cast of CBS’ Madam Secretary

Film & TV News   Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Joins Cast of CBS’ Madam Secretary
 
The Grey's Anatomy and Spamalot star will make her first appearance November 19.
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Sara Ramirez in Madam Secretary David Needleman/CBS

Tony winner Sara Ramirez has joined the cast of CBS’ Madam Secretary as a series regular. Ramirez, who won her Tony for her performance as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, will be introduced in the November 19 episode.

Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department.

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“We’re very excited that Sara is joining the cast,” said Barbara Hall, executive producer and series creator, in a statement. “She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff.”

“We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department team,” added Lori McCreary, executive producer. “From the moment she walked on set with her talent, intellect and spirit, she became part of the family!”

Ramirez appeared for over a decade as Dr. Callie Torres on the television drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Madam Secretary stars Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe.

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