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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

They Might Be Giants
[ 1971 ] Clyde
The Sunshine Boys
[ 1975 ] Mechanic
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
[ 1975 ] Taxi Driver
All the President's Men
[ 1976 ] Arresting Officer #1
The Ritz
[ 1976 ] Chris
The Big Fix
[ 1978 ] Eppis
[ 1978 ] Marco Cohen
[ 1983 ] Omar
[ 1984 ] Antonio Salieri
The Name of the Rose
[ 1986 ] Bernardo Gui
The Third Solution
[ 1988 ] Father Carafa
[ 1989 ] Cornelius
An Innocent Man
[ 1989 ] Virgil Cane
Beyond the Stars
[ 1989 ] Dr. Harry Bertram
The Favorite
[ 1989 ] Abdul Hamid
La batalla de los Tres Reyes
[ 1990 ] Osrain
By the Sword
[ 1991 ] Suba
[ 1991 ] Will Scarlet
[ 1991 ] Arnold Rothstein
Eye of the Widow
[ 1991 ] Kharoun
Last Action Hero
[ 1993 ] John Practice
Loaded Weapon 1
[ 1993 ] Harold Leacher
Sweet Killing
[ 1993 ] Zargo
Surviving the Game
[ 1994 ] Wolfe Sr.
[ 1994 ] Scalinger
[ 1994 ] Older Seit
[ 1994 ] Lucien Hlans
Mighty Aphrodite
[ 1995 ] Leader
Baby Face Nelson
[ 1996 ] Al Capone
Children of the Revolution
[ 1996 ] Stalin
Una vacanza all'inferno
[ 1997 ] Belisario
[ 1997 ] Dr. Gates
[ 1997 ] President Mendoza
Star Trek: Insurrection
[ 1998 ] Ru afo
The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in 'for Love or Mummy'
[ 1999 ] Prof. Henry Covington
Muppets from Space
[ 1999 ] Noah
Finding Forrester
[ 2000 ] Crawford
The Knights of the Quest
[ 2001 ] Delfinello da Coverzano
Thir13en Ghosts
[ 2001 ] Cyrus Kriticos
[ 2002 ] Father Tardone
My Father
[ 2003 ] Paul Minsky
Five Moons Plaza
[ 2003 ] Entita
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
[ 2004 ] Viceroy of Peru
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers
[ 2004 ] Jeffrey
The Final Inquiry
[ 2006 ] Nathan
The Stone Merchant
[ 2006 ] Shahid
Wine and Kisses
[ 2007 ] Ruggero
Carnera: The Walking Mountain
[ 2008 ] Leon See
Language of the Enemy
[ 2008 ] Grandfather Wahid
[ 2009 ] Prof. Gross
Sword of War
[ 2009 ] Siniscalco Barozzi
The Unseen World
[ 2010 ] John Henry Newman
Goltzius and The Pelican Company
[ 2012 ] The Margrave, military governor
Day of the Siege
[ 2012 ] Marco D Aviano
Dead Man Down
[ 2013 ] Gregor
The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die
[ 2013 ] Braque
Inside Llewyn Davis
[ 2013 ] Bud Grossman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
[ 2014 ] Mr. Moustafa
The Mystery of Dante
[ 2014 ] Dante Alter Ego
A Little Game
[ 2014 ] Norman Wallach
Robin Hood
[ 2018 ] Cardinal
Isle of Dogs
[ 2018 ] Jupiter
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
[ 2019 ] Grimmel
Lady and the Tramp
[ 2019 ] Tony
Things Heard & Seen
[ 2021 ] Floyd DeBeers
The Magic Flute
[ 2022 ] Dr. Longbow
Gold Diggers
[ 2023 ] Mentor

F. Murray Abraham TV Shows

Dar Adal
Eddie Gordon, Solly Nurse
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 - 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 Videos

F. Murray Abraham News

Red Bull Theater to Honor Alfred Molina And K. Ann McDonald at Gala Benefit

Alfred Molina and K. Ann McDonald will be honored at the Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit. Learn more about the benefit and see how to purchase tickets.

Edward Albee's ME, MYSELF & I Continues The FROM A TO ZOO Staged Reading Series In April

In association with The Estate of Edward Albee, Black Box PAC will present ME, MYSELF & I (2008) on Thursday, April 25th, 2024, 7:30PM at Debonair Music Hall.

F. Murray Abraham to Star in Benefit Reading of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS

Stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will star in a benefit performance of Edward Albee's Fragments. See when and where you can catch the performance and learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

50th Street was abuzz last week, when Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People celebrated its opening night. In this video, watch what went down on the red carpet before the curtain went up!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of Irish Rep's PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!

Philadelphia, Here I Come! celebrated its opening night at Irish Rep this past weekend, as part of The Friel Project. Check out all new photos from opening night here!

Photos: Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Kit Connor & More on the Red Carpet for AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

The stars aligned on 50th Street as An Enemy of the People celebrated its opening night at the Circle in the Square Theatre. In attendence for the big night were Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Kit Connor, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Dana, Dan Stevens, Morgan Spector, Rebecca Hall, and more. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet here.

Meet the Cast of LEMPICKA, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

Performances begin tonight, March 19, at the Longacre Theatre for Lempicka, the new musical celebrating the true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka.  Meet the cast of Lempicka here!

Video: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Caviar Dreams' From THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES

Last weekend, Kristin Chenoweth performed at NJPAC in New Jersey, where she debuted the new song 'Caviar Dreams' from the upcoming musical The Queen of Versailles. Check out the video here!

F. Murray Abraham Will Appear in a Benefit Reading of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS

​​​​​​​F. Murray Abraham will appear in a special benefit performance of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, 8:00PM at Debonair Music Hall.

Creative Team Set For Kristin Chenoweth-Led Pre-Broadway Run of THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES

The creative team for the world premiere of The Queen of Versailles, starring Kristin Chenoweth, has been announced. Learn more about this pre-Broadway musical here!

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Comes to Act II Playhouse Next Month

Act II Playhouse has announced its latest production, “It’s Only a Play”, a comedy by the late Terrence McNally. The production stars Tony Braithwaite leading a hilarious ensemble.

RUSSIAN TROLL FARM Extended At Vineyard Theatre

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Obie Award winner Sarah Gancher, will now play until March 3, 2024, at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street).

Kristin Chenoweth-Led THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Will Have Pre-Broadway Run in Boston This Summer

New Stephen Schwartz musical, The Queen of Versailles, starring Kristin Chenoweth, will have its pre-Broadway run in Boston this summer! Learn more about this new musical and find out when you can catch it here!

LEMPICKA On Broadway Adds Beth Leavel, Amber Iman And More To Principal Cast

At a special event at Sotheby's, the new principal cast of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical portrait celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, was announced.

Find Out Who Won at the 75th Emmy Awards - Full List of Winners!

Find out who won at the 75th Annual Emmy awards! Elton John, Jennifer Coolidge, RuPaul, Kieran Culkin, The Bear, Jeremy Allen White, Paul Walter Hauser, Niecy Nash-Betts, John Oliver, and more took home Emmys tonight. Check out the full list of winners now!

Theatre for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Gala in February Will Benefit Emerging Playwrights Program

Theater for the New City's Love 'N Courage Gala on Feb. 12 will support its Emerging Playwrights program. The event will honor playwright Penny Arcade and feature performances at The Players.

Christine Lahti, John Lavelle & More Join Vineyard Theatre's RUSSIAN TROLL FARM: A Workplace Comedy

The cast and design team has been revealed for Vineyard Theatre's upcoming production of Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Obie Award inner Sarah Gancher, directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Exclusive Photos: Go Inside Red Bull Theater's THE COUNTRY WIFE Gala Celebration

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife. See photos!

Exclusive Photos: Inside Red Bull Theater's Presentation of Maltby and Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife on Monday December 11th at the Peter Norton Symphony Space. This concert event was a celebratory fundraiser for Red Bull Theater. Proceeds help to make all of its programs possible. Check out photos from the event here!

Norm Lewis, Richard Kind and Angel Desai to Join Jason Kravits' OFF THE TOP

Jason Kravits, Norm Lewis, Richard Kind, and Angel Desai will join the benefit performance of Jason Kravits’ award-winning cabaret show OFF THE TOP for a hilarious night of music, comedy, improv and cabaret for a great cause.


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?

F. Murray Abraham has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for "It's Only a Play," Outstanding Actor - Play for "A Life in the Theatre," and Outstanding Actor in a Play for "Teibele and Her Demon" at the Drama Desk Awards.

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