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Joe Mantello

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Actor and movie director who have originated the part of Louis in Angels in the us on Broadway, that he received a Tony Honor nomination and a 1993 Crisis Desk Honor for Outstanding Featured Acting professional inside a Play. He found NY from Illinois in 1984, and produced his theatrical debut in Keith Curran’s Strolling the Dead. It had been in NEW YORK that he began the Edge Theatre with celebrity Mary Louise-Parker and article writer Peter Hedges. He performed the part of defender Phillip Marco on it series Regulation & Purchase with Sam Waterston. He also founded himself like a movie director, earning a Tony Honor in 2003 for directing the play Consider Me Out, and in 2004 for directing the musical Assassins. He was created in Rockford, Illinois and researched at the NEW YORK School from the Arts. He made an appearance with Sela Ward within an bout of Sisters.

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Full Name Joe Mantello
Date Of Birth December 27, 1962
Place Of Birth Rockford, IL
Profession Stage Actor
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Nationality American
Parents Richard Mantello, Judy Mantello
Partner Jon Robin Baitz
Awards Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Obie Award for Special Citations, Obie Award for Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance
Movies The Normal Heart, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cookie
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1He and Stephen Spinella were awarded the 1993 New York Drama Desk Award for (tied) Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Angels in America Part One Millennium Approaches," on Broadway in New York City.
2Kathleen Chalfant, K. Todd Freeman, Jeffrey King, Ron Leibman, Cynthia Mace, Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Spinella and he were awarded the 1992 Drama Logue Award for Ensemble Performance for "Angels in America" Part One "Millennium Approaches" and Part Two: "Perestroika" in a Gordon Davidson/Mark Taper Forum production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3His father is of Italian descent. His mother is of half Italian ancestry.
4He was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Musical for "Wicked", at the Broadway in Chicago-Wicked Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
5Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: in 2003 as Best Director (Play) for "Take Me Out." and in 2004 as Best Director (Musical) for a revival of "Assassins." He has also received two other Tony nominations: in 1993, as Best Actor (Feartured Role - Play) for "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," and in 1995, as Best Director (Play) for "Love! Valour! Compassion!"


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Normal Heart2014TV MovieMickey Marcus
Law & Order1991-1998TV SeriesPhilip Marco / Public Defender
C.P.W.1995TV SeriesIan Walker
Sisters1993TV SeriesAdam Olderberg
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1990TV SeriesMickey
Cookie1989Dominick

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love! Valour! Compassion!1997
Three Hotels1990TV Movie

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mario Cantone: Laugh Whore2005TV Movie original stage production director
Bash: Latter-Day Plays2001TV Movie stage director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sting: When the Last Ship Sails2013Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Third Act of Marian SeldesDocumentary filming
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Lead Actor in a Play
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007DocumentaryHimself
Working in the Theatre2006TV SeriesHimself - Director
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wicked: The Road to Broadway2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Direction of a Musical
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play
Charlie Rose1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner2006DocumentaryLouis Ironson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Ensemble - International CompetitionThe Normal Heart (2014)· Matt Bomer
· Jonathan Groff
· Taylor Kitsch
· Alfred Molina
· Jim Parsons
· Julia Roberts
· Mark Ruffalo
2005Golden Apple AwardCasting Society of America, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Normal Heart (2014)
1997Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalLove! Valour! Compassion! (1997)


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#Quote
1[re one of his Broadway musical failures] One of my favorite experiences was "9 to 5," for one reason: Dolly Parton. I learned what it means to really work hard and do it with a sense of humor about yourself. Every day was joyful. We did two or three workshops, and at each point, the room went crazy. There were investors throwing money at it, and you think, This is going to be a huge hit. But that has no bearing on anything. How you experience it is not how the audience experiences it.
2For some reason, I was deeply ashamed of the theater early on. I think it had to do with this growing sense I was gay, although I couldn't have put a word to it back then. Where I grew up, boys played sports. When [my teacher] Mrs. Windsor wrote in my yearbook, 'Have you ever considered a career in the theater?' it was literally like she wrote the word 'faggot.'


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