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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Liev Schreiber Opens Up About His Double Life on Stage and Screen


Whether you've caught him onstage at the Booth Theatre or tune in on Sunday nights to watch him on Showtime, Liev Schreiber is everywhere this season. Below, watch as the stage and screen veteran chats about his current projects, how he got started in the business, and so much more!

Schreiber is currently appearing on Broadway as "Valmont" in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His other Broadway credits include A View From the Bridge (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Talk Radio (Tony nomination), Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Award), Betrayal and In the Summer House. His other stage work includes The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park productions of Macbeth and Cymbeline, as well as the Public's productions of Othello and Hamlet. His performance in the title role of Showtime's Ray Donovan has earned him two Emmy and three Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2005, Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel. His many feature credits include Spotlight; Pawn Sacrifice; The Butler; Clear History; Fading Gigolo; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; Repo Men; The Painted Veil; The Manchurian Candidate; The Sum of All Fears; Taking Woodstock; Kate & Leopold; Goon; Every Day; Hamlet; Spring Forward; The Hurricane; A Walk on the Moon; The Daytrippers; Mixed Nuts; and the Scream trilogy. His portrayal of Orson Welles in RKO 281 earned him Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations.

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