Dana Delaney Pitches 'Desperate Housewives' Musical
Dana Delaney Pitches 'Desperate Housewives' Musical
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Buffy and Scrubs have done it, and now Dana Delaney has revealed that she would love to do a musical version of Desperate Housewives.

Delaney, who left the show last season to star on upcoming ABC medical drama Body of Proof, says she has pitched the idea to Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

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"The idea struck me when I was watching 8 Women because the film reminded me so much of Desperate Housewives," she tells the Sunday Mail. "So I sent a DVD of the film to Marc. He wasn't interested but now, of course, the television series Glee has come along, which I love."

Delany, 54, adds that Cherry can team up with Oscar- and Tony-winning composer-lyricist-friend Stephen Sondheim for the musical. Sondheim, of course, is behind A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd. She says she loves the idea even though she is not a "great" singer.

She says the musical Desperate Housewives can mark her return to Wisteria Lane after she left last season to escape to Paris with lesbian ex-stripper Robin (Julie Benz). She adds that it was fun playing a crazy Katherine, while it's not so "interesting" to moon over Mike (James Denton).

"But once she started stalking him, got crazy and went to the loony bin, then experimented with women, I had a great time," she says, adding that her favorite scene was when she, wearing Susan's (Teri Hatcher) wedding gown, creepily stirred a pot of tomato sauce at the oven.

On Body of Proof, Delaney plays a former brain surgeon who had an accident that left her with numb hands. Unable to operate, she becomes a medical examiner who helps solve crimes. The series will kick off in the fall.

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