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F. Murray Abraham

 
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Bio:
Macy√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Santa, Street Theatre, Live Soaps, Musical Comedy, plays by Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Moli√ɬ®re, Pirandello, Rostand, Girodeaux, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘNeill, Mamet, Guare, Kushner, Coen. Films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 24, 1939 (82)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Bio:
Macy√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Santa, Street Theatre, Live Soaps, Musical Comedy, plays by Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Moli√ɬ®re, Pirandello, Rostand, Girodeaux, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘNeill, Mamet, Guare, Kushner, Coen. Films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Barnard
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Rossini
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company, 2012
Galileo
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Cassady / Bum
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Control (Four Benches) / God Who Judges (Debate)
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
Sterling
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Barabas
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Shylock
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer
Hermocrates
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Lear
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ignaty Illich Shpigelsky
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Roy Cohn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior 2 [Replacement]
Roy Cohn [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Robert
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Pozzo
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Bottom/Pyramus
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Malvolio
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Ragpicker [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Rebbi
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Davies
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Dorn
  [Broadway]
1979
Alchonon
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Captain Marvin Holohan
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Bernard Litko
  [Broadway]
1976
Jesse Lymburner
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Chris
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Roy Pitt (Ravenswood)/ Mr. Blum (Dunelawn)
  [Broadway]
1972
The Expectant Father
Paul Friedman (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1971
The Men
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1970
1st Friar/Swineherd/Physician Corporal/Philippe/Friar with Penitents
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Jonathan (David Show)
  [Broadway]
1968
Rudin
Tzelniker
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Hucklebee/Henry [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Barnard

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Rossini

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company, 2012
Galileo

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Cassady / Bum

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Control (Four Benches) / God Who Judges (Debate)

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
Sterling

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Barabas

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Shylock

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer

Hermocrates

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Lear

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ignaty Illich Shpigelsky

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Roy Cohn [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior 2 [Replacement]

Roy Cohn [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Robert

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Pozzo

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Bottom/Pyramus

  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Malvolio

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Ragpicker [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Rebbi

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Davies

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Dorn

  [Broadway]
1979
Alchonon

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Captain Marvin Holohan

  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Bernard Litko

  [Broadway]
1976
Jesse Lymburner

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Chris

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Roy Pitt (Ravenswood)/ Mr. Blum (Dunelawn)

  [Broadway]
1972
The Expectant Father

Paul Friedman (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
1971
The Men

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer

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

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Jonathan (David Show)

  [Broadway]
1968
Rudin

Tzelniker

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

F. Murray Abraham Biography

Macy√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Santa, Street Theatre, Live Soaps, Musical Comedy, plays by Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Moli√ɬ®re, Pirandello, Rostand, Girodeaux, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘNeill, Mamet, Guare, Kushner, Coen. Films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis, Scarface, Amadeus, Name of the Rose, The Ritz and many European films. TV: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThe Good Wife,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďLouie,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďHomeland.√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě 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√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs plays than any other actor. His book on Midsummer Night√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Dream is published by Faber and Faber.

F. Murray Abraham Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
F. Murray Abraham, It's Only a Play
 
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 News

Comedians Raise Funds For Delhi Humane Society at Castle on the Delaware Photo Comedians Raise Funds For Delhi Humane Society at Castle on the Delaware
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

Castle on the Delaware presents Stand Up Comedy Night, a fundraising event for Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. Callahan Catskill Real Estate is producing the night of hilarity, which is scheduled for Saturday May 21st at 7pm.

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

U.S. Premiere of Josh Azouz's BUGGY BABY to be Presented at the Astoria Performing Ar Photo U.S. Premiere of Josh Azouz's BUGGY BABY to be Presented at the Astoria Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Astoria Performing Arts Center, in association with Dutch Kills Warehouse and Lawryn LaCroix, will present the U.S. premiere of Buggy Baby by Josh Azouz, which marks the playwright’s American debut.

BWW Review: Round Rock Penfold's Production of AMADEUS Photo BWW Review: Round Rock Penfold's Production of AMADEUS
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 9, 2022

Round Rock’s premier theatre company Penfold is known for their creativity and excellent production values, but their presentation of Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS leaves me puzzled on nearly every level.

Meghann Fahy Joins WHITE LOTUS Season Two Photo Meghann Fahy Joins WHITE LOTUS Season Two
by Michael Major - Feb 10, 2022

Meghann Fahy, Theo James, Will Sharpe, and Leo Woodall will join the previously announced Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, and Haley Lu Richardson in the new season of the hit HBO series. The first season of the series is now streaming on HBO Max.

Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS Photo Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Maulik Pancholy will complete the cast of JC Lee’s world premiere comedy, TO MY GIRLS, directed by Stephen Brackett. Mr. Pancholy last appeared at Second Stage in the Broadway production of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated play, Grand Horizons.

Theater for the New City Announces 19th Annual Love 'n Courage Gala Photo Theater for the New City Announces 19th Annual Love 'n Courage Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be beneficiary of the theater's 19th annual Love 'n Courage benefit Monday, February 14, 2022 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South.  The evening honors Austin Pendleton, Drama Desk and Obie winner, Tony Award nominated actor, playwright, theater director and teacher.

THE WHITE LOTUS Season Two Adds F. Murray Abraham & More Photo THE WHITE LOTUS Season Two Adds F. Murray Abraham & More
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

HBO's critically-acclaimed limited series, The White Lotus, from Mike White, has cast F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander and Haley Lu Richardson for its second season. The new additions will join the previously announced Aubrey Plaza and Michael Imperioli in the new season. Season one star Jennifer Coolidge is rumored to be returning.

Casting Announced For TFANA's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Photo Casting Announced For TFANA's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2022

TFANA presents William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, featuring John Douglas Thompson, directed by Arin Arbus, and co-produced with Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC; Simon Godwin, Artistic Director).

LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD Photo LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

Kicking off the month on January 1st is the 1945 musical comedy film Ziegfeld Follies, featuring Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Lena Horne and more. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying film, based on the musical of the same name, is set to debut on January 4th.

F. Murray Abraham Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MYTHIC QUEST Season Two VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MYTHIC QUEST Season Two
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2021

The award-winning ensemble cast of ‚ÄúMythic Quest‚ÄĚ is set to return for season two, and will be joined by new guest stars including multi-platinum artist¬†Snoop Dogg,¬†'Drunk History' creator, comedian, actor¬†Derek Waters,¬†and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THINGS HEARD & SEEN VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THINGS HEARD & SEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

A Manhattan couple moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.

VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Micah Stock, who currently stars on Netflix's cult favorite, Bonding and Disney+/Nat Geo's The Right Stuff, in which he plays real-life NASA astronaut Deke Slayton.

Broadway Rewind: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Arrives with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and More VideoBroadway Rewind: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Arrives with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the arrival of It's Only a Play. It's Only a Play opened on Broadway on October 9, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it played for 274 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from MAURITIUS, with Bobby Cannavale, Alison Pill & Mor VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from MAURITIUS, with Bobby Cannavale, Alison Pill & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Tereasa Rebeck's first Broadway show, Mauritius, opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). The play featured a all-star cast, including Alison Pill, F. Murray Abraham, Dylan Baker, Katie Finneran, and Bobby Cannavale in his Broadway debut! The play focuses on two half-sisters, Jackie and Mary, who inherit a stamp collection which might be worth a fortune. 

VIDEO: Apple Unveils Trailer for MYTHIC QUEST: RAVEN'S BANQUET from Rob McElhenney, C VideoVIDEO: Apple Unveils Trailer for MYTHIC QUEST: RAVEN'S BANQUET from Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2020

Apple today released the first official trailer for its highly anticipated, original comedy series, 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet,' created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz - the team behind 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.' All nine, half-hour episodes of the live-action comedy will debut globally on Friday, February 7, exclusively on Apple TV+. The series is produced by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft.

VIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM VideoVIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Carla Gugino was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Gugino talks about performing in Nassim without a script or any information about the show.

VIDEO: Watch the Season Three Trailer of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Featuring Helen Hunt,  VideoVIDEO: Watch the Season Three Trailer of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Featuring Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox and More
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2018

The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates ‚ÄúMuch Ado About Nothing,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Merchant of Venice,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMeasure for Measure,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúJulius Caesar,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Winter's Tale‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúRichard III.‚Ä̬†

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with  VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more. 

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs in 'Fatwa! The Musical' on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs in 'Fatwa! The Musical' on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2017

After revealing his plan to bring the HAMILTON creator into the mix, last night's Season Finale opened with a number from the show titled 'I Do Not Like This Man,' featuring Miranda


F. Murray Abraham Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has F. Murray Abraham been in?
F. Murray Abraham has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has F. Murray Abraham been in?
F. Murray Abraham has not appeared in the West End

What awards has F. Murray Abraham been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for It's Only a Play Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life in the Theatre and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Teibele and Her Demon .