Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming (

Tin Man


X-Men 2

) has been tapped to host the forthcoming season of PBS'

Masterpiece Mystery!

according to an announcement made Thursday.

The new season will start June 22, with


Inspector Lewis, Series I," a spinoff of the "Inspector Morse" series, followed by other British television mysteries.

Cumming won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1998 Broadway revival of



Recently, he starred with Dianne Wiest in an Off-Broadway production of

The Seagull