Frank Langella

Birth Place: Bayonne, NJ, USA

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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, he was seen in King Lear (BAM), Cyrano de Bergerac, After the Fall, The Old Glory, The White Devil, The Immoralist, Booth, The Tempest. Film: 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: 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.

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Frank Langella STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2016
Andre

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Gregor Antonescu

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Sir Thomas More

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Richard Nixon

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Tobi

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production [Cancelled], 2004
Anton Schell

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Cyrano

[Broadway]
1996
Garry Essendine

[Broadway]
1996
The Cavalry Captain

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Junius

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Prospero

[Broadway]
1987
Sherlock Holmes

[Off-Broadway]
1984
Quentin

[Broadway]
1984
Eddie [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Otto

[Broadway]
1983
Jim

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Antonio Salieri [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1977
Count Dracula

[Off-Broadway]
1976
Prince Friedrich Arthur of Homburg

[Broadway]
1975
Leslie

[Broadway]
1968
Will

[Broadway]
1966
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1965
Flamineo

[Off-Broadway]
1965
The Young Man (Good Day)

[Off-Broadway]
1964
Don Benito Cereno (Benito Cereno)

[Off-Broadway]
1963
Michel

Frank Langella Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Adaptation
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director

Frank Langella Movies

[1970]The Twelve Chairs Ostap Bender

[1970]Diary of a Mad Housewife George Prager

[1971]The Deadly Trap Philippe

[1979]Dracula Count Dracula

[1980]Those Lips, Those Eyes Harry Crystal

[1981]Sphinx Akmed Khazzan

[1986]The Men's Club Harold Canterbury

[1987]Masters of the Universe Skeletor

[1988]And God Created Woman James Tiernan

[1991]True Identity Leland Carver

[1992]Body of Evidence Jeffrey Roston

[1992]1492: Conquest of Paradise Santangel

[1993]Dave Bob Alexander

[1994]Junior Noah Banes

[1994]Brainscan Detective Hayden

[1995]Cutthroat Island Dawg Brown

[1995]Bad Company Vic Grimes

[1996]Eddie Wild Bill Burgess

[1997]Lolita Clare Quilty

[1998]I'm Losing You Perry Needham Krohn

[1998]Small Soldiers Archer

[1999]Alegría Fleur

[1999]The Ninth Gate Boris Balkan

[2000]Innocents Robert Denright

[2000]Stardom Blaine De Ctillon

[2001]Sweet November Edgar Price

[2004]House of D Reverend Duncan

[2004]Breaking the Fifth Godfrey Winters

[2005]How You Look to Me Professor Driskoll

[2005]Good Night, and Good Luck. William Paley

[2005]Back to You in the Days Lieutenant Hudson

[2006]Return to Rajapur Ned Bears

[2006]The Novice Father Tew

[2006]Superman Returns Perry White

[2007]Starting Out in the Evening Leonard Schiller

[2008]The Tale of Despereaux Mayor

[2008]The Caller Jimmy

[2008]Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon

[2009]The Box Arlington Steward

[2010]Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Louis Zabel

[2010]All Good Things Sanford Marks

[2011]Unknown Rodney Cole

[2012]Robot & Frank Frank

[2012]The Time Being Warner Dax

[2013]Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Warren Burger

[2014]Grace of Monaco Francis Tucker

[2014]5 to 7 Sam Bloom

[2014]Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Pha

[2014]Muppets Most Wanted Beefeater Vicar

[2014]Noah Og

[2014]Draft Day Anthony Molina

[2014]Parts Per Billion Andy

[2015]The Driftless Area Tim Geer

[2016]Youth in Oregon Raymond

[2016]Captain Fantastic Jack

[2020]The Trial of the Chicago 7 Judge Julius Hoffman

[2022]Angry Neighbors Harry


Frank Langella TV Shows

Kidding Sebestian, Seb

Kitchen Confidential Pino

The Americans Gabriel

Frank Langella Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actor

Frank LangellaFrost/Nixon

Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance

Frank Langella, A Cry of Players

Obie Awards - 1966 - Performance

Frank Langella, Good Day

Obie Awards - 1966 - Performance

Frank Langella, The White Devil

Obie Awards - 1965 - Best Performance

Frank Langella, The Old Glory

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Meet the Cast of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The new Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen’s thunderous masterwork, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, adapted by Tony Award Nominee Amy Herzog and directed by Tony Award Winner Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Meet the cast of An Enemy of the People here!

West Windsor Arts Invites You To Dance In The Dark This Month

Join West Windsor Arts for a unique dance experience in the dark on February 9th. Get ready to groove and have fun at this exciting event.

Full Cast Set For AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Starring Michael Imperioli, Jeremy Strong, and Victoria Pedretti

The full cast has been revealed for An Enemy of the People on Broadway! Find out who is joining Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli, and Victoria Pedretti in the cast!

Victoria Pedretti Will Make Broadway Debut in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

 Critically acclaimed film and television star Victoria Pedretti (“The  Haunting of Bly Manor,” “You”) will make her Broadway debut as 'Petra Stockmann' in An Enemy of the People. Learn more about the production here!

How Often Do Broadway Flops Return as a Hit?

This time, the reader question was: With Merrily We Roll Along back on Broadway as a hit, how many musicals are flops in their original Broadway production and then return as smashes?

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 07th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  November 07, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Review: DRACULA: LORD OF THE DARK Thrills And Chills At THE GREEN ROOM 42

DRACULA: LORD OF THE DARK definitely put chills up this reviewer’s spine.

Review: DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH at Great Lakes Theater

What did our critic think of DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH at Great Lakes Theater? The cast worked hard, the stagehands did their part with great enthusiasm, but all in all DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH just didn’t live up to expectations. 

Steve Ross Brings 'Fall Collection' to Birdland Jazz Club in October

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of celebrated pianist and singer Steve Ross in his new evening “Fall Collection” on Monday, October 30 at 7:00 PM. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Review: DRACULA at Elmwood Playhouse

What did our critic think of DRACULA at Elmwood Playhouse?

Review: DRACULA at Elmwood Playhouse

What did our critic think of DRACULA at Elmwood Playhouse?Set in England in 1914, the overall look of the show is nicely evoked by Set Designer, Rob Ward; Seward’s office in the Sanatorium, Lucy’s Bedroom and Dracula’s lair are all effective and opulent. Janet Fenton’s costumes capture the period, and are a wonder to behold. The entire crew, led by stage managers Nancy Logan and Kathy Simpson, excels in propelling the story with their technical precision. @elmwoodplayhous

Interview: Michael Coveney on THE FINAL CURTAIN: 'Describing Any of These Great Actors in an Obituary is Like Pinning Butterflies to Walls'

Death is not the end - at least, if there is a journalist on hand to tell the world of your deeds. Michael Coveney is best known for his work as a theatre critic at the Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Guardian and Observer alongside which he wrote a series of obituaries covering many of the most famous actors of the last century.

Nancy Redman's A SEANCE WITH MOM to Return to Chain Studio Theatre Beginning Next Month

Eighteen séances in April, May and June did not do the trick, so award-winning actress/playwright/comedian Nancy Redman will join forces with iconic director Austin Pendleton for 18 more sessions of 'A  Séance With Mom' from August 21 to September 3 at Chain Studio Theatre.

A SEANCE WITH MOM Returns Next Month

 Eighteen séances in April, May and June did not do the trick, so award-winning actress/playwright/comedian Nancy Redman will join forces with iconic director Austin Pendleton for 18 more sessions of 'A Séance With Mom' from August 21 to September 3 at Chain Studio Theatre.

Photos: Steve Ross Returns To Birdland

Birdland presented the return of pianist/singer Steve Ross on Monday, July 17. Check out photos of the evening here!

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE DEAD Comes to the Cape Cod Theatre Project

The Cape Cod Theatre Project (CCTP) continues its 2023 season in its third of four weeks with playwright Fernanda Coppel's AYA and a special, one night only presentation of Stephen Belber's What Do We Do With the Dead. 

Michael Grandage Will Direct Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans in the World Première of BACKSTAIRS BILLY

The world première of Marcelo Dos Santos' new play Backstairs Billy looks at a pivotal moment in the 50 year relationship between the Queen Mother and her loyal servant William “Billy” Tallon.

A SEANCE WITH MOM Adds Performances At Chain Studio Theatre

Four April seances did not do the trick, so Award winning actress/playwright/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with iconic director AUSTIN PENDLETON for more sessions of 'A SEANCE WITH MOM'.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project Announces 2023 Season of New Plays

The Cape Cod Theatre Project (CCTP) announces its 2023 Season of New Plays, running Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM ET from June 29th-July 22nd at Falmouth Academy's Simon Center for the Arts. For the second consecutive year, CCTP will highlight female voices, with workshops of staged readings by Steph Del Rosso (June 29-July 1), May Treuhaft-Ali (July 6-July 8), Fernanda Coppel (July 13-15) and Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (July 20-22).

Frank Langella FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frank Langella has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

Frank Langella has not appeared in the West End.

Frank Langella has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for his performance in "The Father." He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "The Father," "Man and Boy," and "Frost/Nixon." Langella received nominations for Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Frost/Nixon," as well as Best Actor (Olivier Awards) and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for the same production. Other nominations include Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Match," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Fortune's Fool," Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Present Laughter," and Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Dracula." Langella has also received the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) and nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Seascape," Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for "A Cry of Players," and Performance (Obie Awards) for "Good Day," "The White Devil," and "The Old Glory."

Frank Langella has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performances in "The Father" and "Frost/Nixon." He also won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for both of these productions. Langella received the Best Leading Actor in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Frost/Nixon" as well. Additionally, he has been recognized with awards such as Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Match" and "The Father," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Fortune's Fool," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Seascape." Langella has also received honors from the Drama League Awards, Obie Awards, and more for his outstanding performances in various productions.

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