New Amsterdam has two new doctors who are ready to scrub in. Sandra Mae Frank is set to play Dr. Elizabeth Wilder while Chloe Freeman will step into the role of Dr. Pavan Carey.
“Young, talented and self-assured, Dr. Wilder is one of the few deaf surgeons in New York City,” said David Schulner, New Amsterdam EP. “She’s also one of the best surgeons, period. But when Max tries to lure her to New Amsterdam, she refuses to join his team. Many times, in fact. In high demand all over the country, what’s it going to take to get Dr. Wilder to practice at this fabled hospital? And who is she replacing? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in the season premiere.”
Frank made her mark in Deaf West’s Spring Awakening” on Broadway. Since then, the deaf actress has been doing various projects from music videos, theater productions, films, and TV. She is also the production manager of Deaf Austin Theatre, a nonprofit theater company.
Her credits include Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Daybreak, and Switched at Birth. On the film side, she has appeared in Season of Love, Entangled, Soul to Keep, and The Sound of Fear. On stage, she has been part of in regional productions of Next to Normal, Fun Home, Fiddler on the Roof, The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Our Town, At Home at the Zoo as well as Richard III.
Freeman is a non-binary actor, producer and entrepreneur from Liverpool, England. Based out of New York they co-starred in the feature Under My Skin recently recurred in The Blacklist. This year Freeman’s production company Boycott Entertainment produced Eric Nazarian’s Die Like a Man, starring Cory Hardrict and Miguel Garcia, and they have recently launched a new startup called For Them, which is redefining wellness in the queer and gender non-conforming community.
Frank is repped by KMR & Associates and Freeman is repped by Stefanie Field at Stefanie Talent & Entertainment.