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Joe Mantello

 
Birth Place:
Rockford, IL, USA
Bio:
A two-time Tony Award-winning director, credits include The Humans (Tony nomination), Blackbird, An Act of God, Airline Highway, The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I'll Eat You Last..., The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Rockford, IL, USA

Bio:
A two-time Tony Award-winning director, credits include The Humans (Tony nomination), Blackbird, An Act of God, Airline Highway, The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I'll Eat You Last..., The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2017 Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Tom Wingfield
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Ned Weeks
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Council of Principalities
Louis Ironson
Sarah Ironson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Louis Ironson
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Third Man
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Stan

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2020]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010] Cancelled
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2008]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2007]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[New York, 2001]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001] Cancelled
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
General Manager/Press
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Director
 
[New York, 2000]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2000]
Director

Writing

Adaptation

Joe Mantello Biography

A two-time Tony Award-winning director, credits include The Humans (Tony nomination), Blackbird, An Act of God, Airline Highway, The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I'll Eat You Last..., The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design for Living, The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, and Corpus Christi. Acting credits: The Glass Menagerie, The Normal Heart (Tony nomination), Angels in America (Tony nomination), The Baltimore Waltz. Mantello was nominated for Emmy and Critics' Choice Awards for his performance in HBO's "The Normal Heart." He is a member of Naked Angels and an Associate Artist at the Roundabout Theatre Company and has received Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie, and Joe A. Callaway Awards.

Joe Mantello Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Play
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Mantello, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Mantello, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Play
Joe Mantello, The Humans
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Director
Joe Mantello, The Other Place
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Director
Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Director
Joe Mantello, The Pride
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Joe Mantello, 9 to 5
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Director
Joe Mantello, Wicked
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Mantello, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Direction of a Play
Joe Mantello, Glengarry Glen Ross
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Wicked
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Assassins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Joe Mantello, Wicked
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Assassins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Wicked
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Take Me Out
 
Drama League Awards - 2003 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Gold Star
Joe Mantello
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Joe Mantello , Take Me Out
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Take Me Out
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Take Me Out
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello, A Man of No Importance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Director - Play
Joe Mantello, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Joe Mantello , Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Joe Mantello, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Joe Mantello, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Joe Mantello, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Director - Play Gold Star
Joe Mantello, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Direction of a Musical
Joe Mantello, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical Gold Star
Joe Mantello3 Hotels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Joe Mantello, Angels in America
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Joe Mantello, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Debut Performance
Joe Mantello, The Baltimore Waltz

Joe Mantello News

Tickets on Sale This Week for WICKED at the Sydney Lyric Photo Tickets on Sale This Week for WICKED at the Sydney Lyric
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Rejoycify Sydney! Tickets for Wicked are on pre-sale from today, with GP sales from Friday 2 December. WICKED flies into Australia’s Emerald City at the Sydney Lyric from 25 August next year.

WICKED Will Embark on UK and Ireland Tour Beginning in December 2023 Photo WICKED Will Embark on UK and Ireland Tour Beginning in December 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 7 December 2023, Wicked will then travel to Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin, Sunderland, Cardiff and Manchester, where it will conclude at the Palace Theatre for Christmas 2024/5.

New York Talent Manager Bill Treusch Has Passed Away Photo New York Talent Manager Bill Treusch Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Esteemed New York talent manager Bill Treusch died following a long illness on Tuesday, November 15th in New York City. Born March 16, 1942, Bill lived his life in New York City.  Bill was a beloved brother, uncle, manager, mentor, and friend wholeaves behind a wonderfully eclectic group of friends and colleagues. 

Michele Pawk Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED, and Michael Wartella Returns! Photo Michele Pawk Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED, and Michael Wartella Returns!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk will join the cast of Wicked at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, taking over the role of Madame Morrible beginning Monday, December 12.  Michael Wartella returned to the role of Boq, starting performances last evening, November 15.

WICKED To Return To St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre, April 12 " May 7 Photo WICKED To Return To St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre, April 12 " May 7
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

WICKED, St. Louis' most popular musical, will return to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 12 – May 7.

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Z Photo Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.

Alexia Khadime, Lucy St. Louis, and More Will Lead WICKED in London in 2023 Photo Alexia Khadime, Lucy St. Louis, and More Will Lead WICKED in London in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

The full new London cast has been announced for Wicked. The cast will begin performances at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Tuesday 7 March 2023.

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Photo Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

Edward Albee's Classic, THREE TALL WOMEN (Tres Mulheres Altas) Gets a New Production  Photo Edward Albee's Classic, THREE TALL WOMEN (Tres Mulheres Altas) Gets a New Production with Suely Franco, Deborah Evelyn and Nathalia Dill
by Claudio Erlichman - Nov 3, 2022

Directed by Fernando Philbert, and starring Suely Franco, Deborah Evelyn e Nathalia Dill the play brings a biting comedy that reflects on the passage of time through the settling of accounts between three generations.

Amanda Ryan Joins The Company Of The World Première Of Terry Johnson's THE SEX PARTY Photo Amanda Ryan Joins The Company Of The World Première Of Terry Johnson's THE SEX PARTY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Amanda Ryan joins the company as Magdalena for the world première of Terry Johnson's The Sex Party – joining the previously announced Will Barton (Tim), Lisa Dwan (Gilly), John Hopkins (Jake), Timothy Hutton (Jeff), Jason Merrells (Alex), Pooya Mohseni (Lucy), Molly Osborne (Hetty) and Kelly Price (Camilla). Amanda Donohoe has had to withdraw for personal reasons.

Joe Mantello Videos

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser

by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The star-studded cast includes Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale, Terry Kinney, Joe Mantello, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni, Christopher McDonald, Michael Nouri, Isabel Gravitt, Henry Hunter Hall, Luke David Blumm. Watch Jennifer Hudson give a house tour in a new video teaser now!

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Parodies WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on SATURDAY NIGHT LIV Videoplay
VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Parodies WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

In a 'Cut for Time' sketch from Saturday Night Live, host Jake Gyllenhaal parodied Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 'Dinner With the Dean.' The sketch features Chloe Fineman and Andrew Dismukes as a young couple who's dinner with the dean (Gyllenhaal) and his wife (Cecily Strong) takes an uncomfortable turn.

VIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED Videoplay
VIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2022

Thank goodness! This evening Brittney Johnson took her first bow as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway! Ms. Johnson is the first Black actress to assume the iconic role. 

VIDEO: Go Inside Load-In For WICKED On Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Load-In For WICKED On Tour

by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2022

What does it take to bring Wicked to cities across the country? Go inside the load-in process for the Wicked national tour, filmed at Tucson's Centennial Hall!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At WICKED In South Korea Videoplay
PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At WICKED In South Korea

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2021

Wicked has flown back into Seoul and is the first production of the show worldwide to reopen since the pandemic began! Get a first look at all new photos and video from the production!

VIDEO: Watch 'The Wizard and I' & 'Popular' From WICKED in South Korea Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch 'The Wizard and I' & 'Popular' From WICKED in South Korea

by Alan Henry - Mar 15, 2021

Wicked has flown back into Seoul and is the first production of the show worldwide to reopen since the pandemic began! Check out videos of 'The Wizard and I' and 'Popular,' as well as a montage from the production.

VIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Cr Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Crowley

by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2020

Charlie Carver and the late playwright, Mart Crowley, discuss the history of gay Hollywood, the significance of The Boys in the Band, how far we've come as a community, and how far we still have to go.

Broadway Rewind: Sting Sails THE LAST SHIP to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Sting Sails THE LAST SHIP to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Sting was preparing to bring The Last Ship to Broadway. The Last Ship played for 105 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it opened on October 26. 


Joe Mantello Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joe Mantello been in?
Joe Mantello has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Joe Mantello been in?
Joe Mantello has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joe Mantello been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Three Tall Women , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Three Tall Women , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Humans , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Other Place , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Other Desert Cities , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Normal Heart , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Pride , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 9 to 5 , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Wicked , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Glengarry Glen Ross , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Wicked , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wicked , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Assassins , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Wicked , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Take Me Out , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Take Me Out , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Take Me Out , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Take Me Out , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for 3 Hotels , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Baltimore Waltz .

What awards has Joe Mantello won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Wicked, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Assassins, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Wicked, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Take Me Out, Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Take Me Out , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Take Me Out, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Take Me Out, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion!and Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for 3 Hotels.

How many shows has Joe Mantello written?
Joe Mantello has written 1 shows including The Santaland Diaries (Adaptation).