Al Pacino

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), he earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. Other notable portrayals include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999), and Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman (2019). He has also starred in the thrillers Heat (1995), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Insomnia (2002), and appeared in the comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
On television, Pacino has acted in several productions for HBO, including the miniseries Angels in America (2003) and the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010), winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each. He has also had an extensive career on stage. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977, for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A Shakespeare enthusiast, Pacino directed and starred in Looking for Richard (1996), a documentary about the play Richard III, the lead role of which Pacino had earlier portrayed on stage in 1977. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and 2010 stage production of The Merchant of Venice. Having made his filmmaking debut with Looking for Richard, Pacino directed and starred in the films Chinese Coffee (2000), Wilde Salomé (2011), and Salomé (2013). Since 1994, he has been the joint president of the Actors Studio.

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Al Pacino STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Mickey Ross

[Broadway]
2012
Shelly 'The Machine' Levene

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Shylock

[Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Herod Antipas

[Broadway]
1996
"Erie" Smith

[Broadway]
1992
Herod Antipas

[Broadway]
1992
Harry Levine

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Walter Cole

[Broadway]
1979
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III

[Broadway]
1977
Pavlo Hummel

[Broadway]
1970
Performer

[Broadway]
1969
Bickham

Al Pacino Productions

 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director

Al Pacino Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Al Pacino, The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel

Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance

Al Pacino, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?

Theatre World Awards - 1969 - Performance

Al Pacino, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?

Obie Awards - 1968 - Best Actor

Al PacinoThe Indian Wants the Bronze

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Patrick Page, Reeve Carney, Santino Fontana & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's 20th Anniversary Festival

RED BULL THEATER has revealed details for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Festival, an all-star series of workshops and readings of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, & more. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets.

Date Set for The 78th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony

The 78th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday evening, June 10, 2024 beginning at 7:00PM. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the historic 78th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors / Dale Badway.

Reeve Carney to Present A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Tribute To Queen at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Grammy-winning Broadway star Reeve Carney in 'A Night at the Opera,' a tribute to Queen.

TOArts Presents THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT, April 7

An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four Phantoms comes to the Fred Kavli Theatre on Sunday, April 7 at 3pm.

PARTY? Makes NYC Debut March 14-31 On Theatre For The New City Stage

'Party?' a poignant comedy described by playwright Anne Marilyn Lucas as 'A Doll's House meets Neil Simon' provides a fresh and often humorous look at marriage through the eyes of three generations of one family.

FAN EXPO Philadelphia To Return With Lopez, Gunn, Day, McKenzie Among First Stars

FAN EXPO Philadelphia returns with a star-studded lineup including Mario Lopez, Sean Gunn, Felicia Day, Ben McKenzie, and more.

PARTY? to Debut in March at Theatre For The New City

'Party?' will make its NYC debut in March at Theatre for the New City. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Bill Burr Adds Second St. Louis Show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Bill Burr announces additional St. Louis show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on March 22.

Harry Lennix and Tamara Tunie Join the Cast of Steppenwolf's PURPOSE

Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, The DC Universe) and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU, I Wanna Dance with Somebody) will join the cast of its world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Purpose.

Review Roundup: Did Woody Harrelson Hit the Mark in ULSTER AMERICAN?

An Oscar-winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright are about to begin rehearsals for a new play — one that could transform each of their careers. But when it turns out that they’re not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control. The eight week run starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland has now opened; so what did the critics think?

Ray Romano Joins Netflix's NO GOOD DEED Dark Comedy Series

Ray Romano (Somewhere in Queens, Get Shorty, Made for Love) joins as “Paul Morgan” – Constantly stressed and flat broke, Paul is a contractor desperate to retire, pay off his debts and escape LA. He thinks selling his beautiful Los Feliz home is the solution to all his and his wife Lydia’s problems, but his past mistakes will continue to haunt him.

Bill Burr Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in March

Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian, BILL BURR announced his tour Bill Burr Live will continue into 2024. He’ll be making a stop in St. Louis, MO at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.  

BAM to Present AMERICAN FICTION: The Characters of Jeffrey Wright

Through Sunday, February 11, 2024, BAM will present American Fiction: The Characters of Jeffrey Wright, a look at almost four decades of celluloid creations from the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor.

Review: Updated BLUE MAN GROUP Brings Added Merriment to The Charles Playhouse

What did our critic think of BLUE MAN GROUP at The Charles Playhouse? Blue Man Group has been in residence at Boston’s Charles Playhouse for so many years, that – with the exception of tourists and new-to-town college students – it’s probably been a long time since local theatergoers have given the show much thought.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Attends MODERN FAMILY Daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons's School Play

According to an Instagram post on his account, Jesse Tyler Ferguson reunited with his Modern Family TV daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmon when he attended her high school production of The Burn last week.

The Drama Book Shop Announces Upcoming Author Events

The Drama Book Shop presents a series of events featuring new theatrical literary works by authors and playwrights. Join them for inspiring discussions and celebrations of the power of American theater. Reserve your seat on their website.

Sebastian Maniscalco Adds Performances at Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas

Sebastian Maniscalco has announced four additional shows at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas over Big Game Weekend 2024. Get all the details and purchase tickets starting Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT.

Raue Center School for the Arts to Present On-Camera Acting Masterclass with Austin & Colleen Basis

Raue Center School for the Arts will present an on-camera acting masterclass with Austin & Colleen Basis on December 9th and 10th, 2023.

Reeve Carney to Present Tribute to Led Zeppelin THE FLYING YARDBIRD at Chelsea Table + Stage

Join Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway's 'Hadestown,' Reeve Carney, as he returns to Chelsea Table + Stage for a special tribute to Led Zeppelin in 'The Flying Yardbird.'

Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, Beginning Previews Tonight!

The search for the grail continues, on Broadway this fall! Direct from a sold out run at the Kennedy Center, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT returns to Broadway tonight! Meet the cast of SPAMALOT here!

Al Pacino FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Al Pacino has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

Al Pacino has not appeared in the West End.

Al Pacino has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "The Merchant of Venice" and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for the same production. He has also received nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "American Buffalo" and Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel". Additionally, Pacino was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel". He received an Outstanding Performance nomination (Drama Desk Awards) for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and a Performance award (Theatre World Awards) for the same production. Pacino's nominations also include Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and Best Actor (Obie Awards) for "The Indian Wants the Bronze".

Al Pacino has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Outstanding Actor - Play award from the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel." He also won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play award from the Tony Awards for the same production. Pacino was honored with the Outstanding Performance award from the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" He also received the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for the same production. In addition, Pacino won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play award from the Tony Awards for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" Lastly, he was recognized with the Best Actor award from the Obie Awards for his performance in "The Indian Wants the Bronze."

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