Schreiber Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Play for 'BRIDGE'!
Liev Schreiber is this year's recipient of the Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Liev Schreiber's versatile repertoire of portrayals continues to garner him high praise. His performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Joe Mantello, earned him a Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, directed by Robert Falls. His other stage work includes The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moisés Kaufman. Mr. Schreiber's many feature credits include Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opposite Hugh Jackman; Edward Zwick's Defiance, with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell; John Curran's The Painted Veil, with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate, opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington; Phil Alden Robinson's The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck; James Mangold's Kate & Leopold, also with Hugh Jackman; Norman Jewison's The Hurricane, also with Denzel Washington; Michael Almereydea's Hamlet, as Laertes to Ethan Hawke's Hamlet; Tom Gilroy's Spring Forward, opposite Ned Beatty; Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon, with Diane Lane; Greg Mottola's The Daytrippers; Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts; and Wes Craven's Scream trilogy. He recently was seen in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, opposite Emile Hirsch; Phillip Noyce's Salt, opposite Angelina Jolie; Miguel Sapochnik's Repossession Mambo, with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker; and Richard Levine's Every Day, opposite Helen Hunt. His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross' RKO 281 brought Mr. Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. His other telefilm credits include George C. Wolfe's Lackawanna Blues and John Erman's The Sunshine Boys, opposite Woody Allen and Peter Falk. As one of the documentary medium's foremost narrators, he has lent his voice to such works as Mantle, :03 Seconds from Gold, and A City on Fire: The Story of the 68 Detroit Tigers; and the series Nova and Nature. In 2005, Mr. Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel of the same name. The film, starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz, was named one of the year's 10 Best by the National Board of Review.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, starring Tony® Award-winner Liev Schreiber and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson and directed by Gregory Mosher, played a 14-week engagement on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) and ended April 4th.
Schreiber and Johansson are joined by Jessica Hecht, Michael Cristofer, Morgan Spector, Corey Stoll, Alex Cendese, Anthony DeSando, Antoinette Lavecchia, Matthew Montelongo, Mark Morettini, Joe Ricci, Robert Turano and Marco Verna.
In A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Miller's most passionate drama, Schreiber plays Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scarlett Johansson. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is produced by Stuart Thompson and The Araca Group. Additional producers include Jeffrey Finn, Broadway Across America, Olympus Theatricals, Marisa Sechrest, The Weinstein Company, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman/Robert G. Bartner, Swinsky/Deitch, Adam Zotovich/Ruth Hendel/Orin Wolf, and The Shubert Organization.
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