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THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in The Father.

His other Broadway credits include Frost/Nixon, Man and Boy, Fortune's Fool, A Man for All Seasons, Present Laughter, Amadeus, Hurlyburly, Passion, Design for Living, Match, Dracula, Strindberg's The Father and Seascape (debut).

Off-Broadway: King Lear (BAM), Cyrano de Bergerac, After the Fall, The Old Glory, The White Devil, The Immoralist, Booth, The Tempest.

On film he has starred in Frost/Nixon, Robot & Frank, Wall Street 2, Good Night and Good Luck, Starting Out in the Evening, Draft Day, Lolita, Dave, The Ninth Gate, Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife and The Twelve Chairs (debut).

Honors include Theater Hall of Fame, three Tony Awards (six nominations), five Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circle Awards; Drama League, National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics, Boston Film Critics and Cable Ace Awards. Nominations: Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG, Olivier, BAFTA, Critics' Choice and Independent Spirit Awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 50 productions in some of America's finest regional theatres. In 2016 he will be seen in the film Youth in Oregon (Tribeca Film Festival), All the Way (HBO) and "The Americans" (FX). This is Mr. Langella's 53rd year as a professional actor.

THE FATHER, a new play by Molière Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), begins previews tonight, March 22, 2016. Opening night for the Manhattan Theatre Club production is Thursday, April 14, 2016 on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).


Photo credit: Joan Marcus



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