Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee John Benjamin Hickey

John Benjamin Hickey portrays ‘Frank Winter,’ the brilliant and misunderstood American genius chosen to help lead the Manhattan Project in WGN America’s original drama, Manhattan – New episodes air on WGN America (SUNDAYS at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT). Catch up with the series and watch the latest episodes on Hulu.

He’s a star of stage, film and television. Hickey won Broadway’s Tony for The Normal Heart and received an Emmy nom for his role on The Big C as Laura Linney’s brother Sean. He has a recurring role as internet billionaire Neil Gross on The Good Wife. He can be seen in theaters now in Get On Up and co-stars in the upcoming movie Big Stone Gap, with Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg.

Manhattan is a one-hour ensemble drama set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science: the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. Set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified, Frank Winter and his team have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. The series follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. John Benjamin Hickey portrays Frank Winter, the brilliant and misunderstood genius obsessively dedicated to building the bomb — who will sacrifice more than he ever imagined to win the war, including his family and himself.

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