Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari is set to star in the new off-Broadway play It Must Be Him.

The former Bosom Buddies star will play Louie Wexler, a washed-up gay writer who is looking for love, when It Must Be Him premieres at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Wednesday.

“[Louie is] a comedy writer who has an Emmy that he sleeps with,” Scolari told NY Daily News. “He hasn't worked much in a number of years and he's hoping to break out of his slump.”

Writing at Broadway.com, the play's author, Kenny Solms, said writing It Must Be Him “made me come to terms with my parents and the things I could never say to them when they were alive.”

According to Solms: “In It Must Be Him, Louie Wexler (Peter Scolari), a whiz kid comedy writer from the heyday of variety television, is now down on his luck. With his devoted agent (John Treacy Egan) and his considerably less devoted housekeeper (Liz Torres) by his side, Louie finds himself broke, lonely and on the wrong side of middle age. Desperate to rekindle his fading career, save his posh Beverly Hills home and find the man of his dreams, Louie searches high and low for one last shot at his own real-life happy ending.”

The 54-year-old Scolari appeared earlier this year in the short-lived play White's Lies.