John Lithgow, center, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway, with Norbert Leo Butz, left, and Sherie Rene Scott.
From uptight preachers to uptight aliens, actor John Lithgow's never shied away from taking on daring roles.
Now the popular performer is on stage playing Lawrence, a British rapscallion in the Broadway version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. NPR's John Ydstie has a conversation with Lithgow -- on Lithgow.
John Lithgow, acclaimed actor and best-selling child author; most recently starring on stage in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels