Former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor is returning to Broadway.

Radnor is set to take the lead in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, starring alongside Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman, and Hari Dhillon.

The actor made his Broadway debut more than a decade ago opposite Kathleen Turner in 2002's The Graduate and he will be following in the footsteps of his How I Met Your Mother co-star Neil Patrick Harris, who is currently riding high on the Great White Way in a Tony Award-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Disgraced, about a Muslim-American lawyer and his artist wife who have an explosive conversation about beliefs, race and identity with another couple over dinner, opens at the Lyceum Theatre on 27 September (14).