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F. Murray Abraham

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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F. Murray Abraham BIO

Macy’s Santa, Street Theatre, Live Soaps, Musical Comedy, plays by Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Pirandello, Rostand, Girodeaux, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, O’Neill, Mamet, Guare, Kushner, Coen. Films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis, Scarface, Amadeus, Name of the Rose, The Ritz and many European films. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Louie,” “Homeland.” He has narrated symphony orchestras worldwide and for PBS. Awards: 2 Obies, Golden Globe, Academy Award, Gielgud Award, The Moscow Art Theatre Award for Excellence, and has done more of Terrence’s plays than any other actor. His book on Midsummer Night’s Dream is published by Faber and Faber.

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F. Murray Abraham STAGE CREDITS

The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2018

New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012

Classic Stage Company, 2012

Cassady / Bum

Control (Four Benches) / God Who Judges (Debate)

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007



Father [Replacement]

Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]

Encores! Concert, 2003


Original Broadway Production, 1997



Broadway Revival, 1995
Ignaty Illich Shpigelsky

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Roy Cohn [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior 2 [Replacement]

Roy Cohn [Replacement]





Ragpicker [Replacement]






Captain Marvin Holohan

Jesse Lymburner

Original Broadway Production, 1975

Roy Pitt (Ravenswood)/ Mr. Blum (Dunelawn)

The Expectant Father

Paul Friedman (Standby)

The Men

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1970
1st Friar/Swineherd/Physician Corporal/Philippe/Friar with Penitents

Jonathan (David Show)



Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Hucklebee/Henry [Replacement]

F. Murray Abraham Movies

[1971]They Might Be Giants Clyde

[1975]The Sunshine Boys Mechanic

[1975]The Prisoner of Second Avenue Taxi Driver

[1976]All the President's Men Arresting Officer #1

[1976]The Ritz Chris

[1978]The Big Fix Eppis

[1978]Madman Marco Cohen

[1983]Scarface Omar

[1984]Amadeus Antonio Salieri

[1986]The Name of the Rose Bernardo Gui

[1988]The Third Solution Father Carafa

[1989]Slipstream Cornelius

[1989]An Innocent Man Virgil Cane

[1989]Beyond the Stars Dr. Harry Bertram

[1989]The Favorite Abdul Hamid

[1990]La batalla de los Tres Reyes Osrain

[1991]By the Sword Suba

[1991]Money Will Scarlet

[1991]Mobsters Arnold Rothstein

[1991]Eye of the Widow Kharoun

[1993]Last Action Hero John Practice

[1993]Loaded Weapon 1 Harold Leacher

[1993]Sweet Killing Zargo

[1994]Surviving the Game Wolfe Sr.

[1994]Nostradamus Scalinger

[1994]Jamila Older Seit

[1994]L'affaire Lucien Hlans

[1995]Mighty Aphrodite Leader

[1996]Baby Face Nelson Al Capone

[1996]Children of the Revolution Stalin

[1997]Una vacanza all'inferno Belisario

[1997]Mimic Dr. Gates

[1997]Eruption President Mendoza

[1998]Star Trek: Insurrection Ru afo

[1999]The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in 'for Love or Mummy' Prof. Henry Covington

[1999]Muppets from Space Noah

[2000]Finding Forrester Crawford

[2001]The Knights of the Quest Delfinello da Coverzano

[2001]Thir13en Ghosts Cyrus Kriticos

[2002]Joshua Father Tardone

[2003]My Father Paul Minsky

[2003]Five Moons Plaza Entita

[2004]The Bridge of San Luis Rey Viceroy of Peru

[2004]Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers Jeffrey

[2006]The Final Inquiry Nathan

[2006]The Stone Merchant Shahid

[2007]Wine and Kisses Ruggero

[2008]Carnera: The Walking Mountain Leon See

[2008]Language of the Enemy Grandfather Wahid

[2009]Perestroika Prof. Gross

[2009]Sword of War Siniscalco Barozzi

[2010]The Unseen World John Henry Newman

[2012]Goltzius and The Pelican Company The Margrave, military governor

[2012]Day of the Siege Marco D Aviano

[2013]Dead Man Down Gregor

[2013]The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die Braque

[2013]Inside Llewyn Davis Bud Grossman

[2014]The Grand Budapest Hotel Mr. Moustafa

[2014]The Mystery of Dante Dante Alter Ego

[2014]A Little Game Norman Wallach

[2018]Robin Hood Cardinal

[2018]Isle of Dogs Jupiter

[2019]How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Grimmel

[2019]Lady and the Tramp Tony

[2021]Things Heard & Seen Floyd DeBeers

[2022]The Magic Flute Dr. Longbow

[2023]Gold Diggers Mentor

F. Murray Abraham TV Shows

Homeland Dar Adal

Kojak Eddie Gordon, Solly Nurse

Louie Louie's Dad, Uncle Excelsior, Jonathan

Mythic Quest C.W. Longbottom

The Good Wife Burl Preston

F. Murray Abraham Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actor - Play

F. Murray Abraham, A Life in the Theatre

Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

F. Murray Abraham, Teibele and Her Demon

F. Murray Abraham Videos

F. Murray Abraham News

MEDEA: RE-VERSED World Premiere, THE COUNTRY WIFE & More Set for Red Bull Theater 2023-24 Season

RED BULL THEATER has unveiled its 2023-’24 season, including a world premiere opening Off-Broadway and much more. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets!

RUSSIAN TROLL FARM: A WORKPLACE COMEDY Will Play Off-Broadway In January 2024

Sarah Gancher's Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy, which premiered at Geva Theatrethis past spring, will play Off-Broadway later this season at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.

Vineyard Theatre Sets World Premiere & New York Premiere for 2023-24 Season

Discover the eagerly anticipated lineup of world premiere and New York premiere shows coming to Vineyard Theatre for their 2023-24 season. Get all the details on performance dates and highlights in this comprehensive article.

A Video Roundup Celebrating The ASA's Gala Honoring Betty Buckley: NEW WAYS TO DREAM at Merkin Hall

One by one, the cast of the gala honoring Betty Buckley has grown more and more starry.

Emmy Awards Telecast Moved From September Date Due To Ongoing Strikes

The 75th Primetime Emmys will not air on the originally scheduled date of September 18, 2023.

HBO/Max Receives 127 Emmy Nominations, The Most Of Any Network Or Platform, Breaking Records Across Multiple Categories

The record-breaking nominations include 27 for the final season of “Succession,” the most of any program and making Emmy history with three nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, new series “The Last of Us” breaks through, earning major award nominations. “The White Lotus” sweeps the supporting actor/actress.

SCHMIGADOON, Annaleigh Ashford & More Receive 2023 Emmy Nominations - Full List of Nominees

Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will reveal the nominations for the 2023 Emmy Awards. Eligible nominees include Schmigadoon!, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, The Crown, The White Lotus, and more. Check back for live updates!

F. Murray Abraham Announced As Guest For Jason Kravits' OFF THE TOP! at Joe's Pub

Academy Award Winner, Broadway legend and White Lotus star F. Murray Abraham will join Jason Kravits for Joe's Pub debut.

The Mirror Theatre to Present AMERICAN SONG BOOK and A New Play About Einstein and Reich

Sabra Jones, Artistic Director of The Mirror Theater, is delighted to be back with a new exciting summer stock season. First a new play by S. E. Endicott called 'Creation' about the first meeting between Albert Einstein and Wilhem Reich to discuss the discovery of a new energy, Argon (July 25th) Followed by 'American Song Book' at Highland Center For the Arts, a medley of past summer stock musicals performed by the Mirror Theater (July 28th.)

Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA

Theatre for a New Audience will present Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, July 9–August 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

George Abud-Directed RIDERS TO THE SEA: THE MUSICAL to be Presented At Brooklyn Art Haus

Off-Brand Opera will return this June with Riders to the Sea: The Musical - an adaptation of the classic Vaughn Williams opera that furthers the Off-Brand Opera mission of blurring the lines between standard performance genres.

Video: Watch 'One Day More' at Broadway Backwards 2023

Watch the performance of 'One Day More' from Broadway Backwards 2023!

Tim Crouch's AN OAK TREE Returns This Summer

Francesca Moody Productions has announced the return of Tim Crouch's landmark production An Oak Tree. The acclaimed play will run at Wickham Theatre Bristol from 8 – 10 June, Festival d'Avignon 6 – 11 July and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 4 – 27 August. 

Bruce Clough Returns With FROM OUT OF THE BLUES at Don't Tell Mama This Month

An encore performance of a new show featuring music from or about New Orleans. The show, which premiered Sunday, March 26, includes songs of Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Randy Newman, Gary U.S. Bonds, Allen Toussaint, Tom Waits, and more!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Opening Night!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture stars, including the New York, New York creative team, as they arrive on the red carpet. Check out the photos here!

Julie Taymor to be Honored at Red Bull Theater Gala Benefit Hosted by Patrick Page

Julie Taymor will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater and the Axe-Houghton Foundation will receive the George Mayer Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater at the Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday June 5th (6pm).

Bruce Clough FROM OUT OF THE BLUES To Encore At Don't Tell Mama

Bruce Clough returns to Don’t Tell Mama with From Out of the Blues, a timely, therapeutic celebration of blues music.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of LIFE OF PI

Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel Life of Pi opened last night, Thursday, March 30, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet!


WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS takes the audience behind-the-scenes of the Watergate scandal as Nixon's political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect… and their families along with it. Watch the new video trailer now!

Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theater Company Gala

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2023 Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!


F. Murray Abraham has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

F. Murray Abraham has not appeared in the West End

F. Murray Abraham has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "It's Only a Play," Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Life in the Theatre," and Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Teibele and Her Demon." These nominations highlight his talent and contributions to the Broadway stage.

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