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John Cariani

 
Bio:
ohn is an award-winning actor and an accomplished playwright. He is probably best known for his role as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law & Order, and for his performance as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof for which he received a Tony Award nomination and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
ohn is an award-winning actor and an accomplished playwright. He is probably best known for his role as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law & Order, and for his performance as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof for which he received a Tony Award nomination and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Revival, 2021
Stuart Gellman
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2019
Marcellus Washburn
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Itzik
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2016
Itzik
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Nigel Bottom
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Revival, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2005
Speed
Speed
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Hershel [Replacement]
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Motel
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

Writing

Playwright

Photos

John Cariani Photo

John Cariani

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Date:
10/28/2021
John Cariani Photo

John Cariani

From: 
Date:
10/28/2021
Joy Hermalyn,  John Cariani and Stuart Zagnit Photo

Joy Hermalyn, John Cariani and Stuart Zagnit

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Date:
02/29/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Revival, 2021
Stuart Gellman

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2019
Marcellus Washburn

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Itzik

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2016
Itzik

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Nigel Bottom

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Revival, 2014
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2005
Speed

Speed

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Hershel [Replacement]

Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Motel

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

Writing
Playwright

John Cariani Biography

ohn is an award-winning actor and an accomplished playwright. He is probably best known for his role as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law & Order, and for his performance as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof for which he received a Tony Award nomination and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
As an actor, he has appeared on and off Broadway, in several films and television shows, and at regional theaters across the country. He got his first break when he was cast in the off-Broadway play It's My Party (And I'll Die if I want To), starring Joyce Van Patten and Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham.
In 2004, he made his Broadway debut as Motel the tailor in the Broadway Revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" starring Alfred Molina. His performance earned him an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination.
John is also a successful film and television actor. He has shared the screen with such legends as Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Edward Asner. He is probably best known for his work on television. From 2002-2007, he played CSU Tech Julian Beck on NBC's long-running drama Law & Order. He also had recurring roles as Professor Otto Bahnoff in the final season of CBS' Numb3rs 2005 and as reporter Michael Falk on the IFC's The Onion News Network.
As a playwright, John he is best known for his first play, Almost, Maine, which premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off Broadway in 2006, and is now featured in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. Since it's debut off-Broadway, Almost, Maine has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with nearly 2000 productions to date. It has also been translated into eight languages.
His second play, cul-de-sac premiered off-Broadway in April of 2006 in a Transport Group production. His third play, Last Gas and Love/Sick premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and are in negotiations for off Broadway engagements.
Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College, and now lives in New York City.

John Cariani Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Cariani, Something Rotten!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
John Cariani, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Cariani, Fiddler on the Roof

John Cariani News

Husson University Theatre Presents THE BIRDS at the Gracie's Black Box Theatre Photo Husson University Theatre Presents THE BIRDS at the Gracie's Black Box Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

Husson University Theatre (HUT), the university's official student theatre club, will perform Conor McPherson's 'The Birds' in a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service from Friday, April 29, 2022 through Sunday, May 1, 2022 in the Gracie Theatre's Black Box performance space.

Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School MFA Class Of 2022 Announces Seven-week R Photo Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School MFA Class Of 2022 Announces Seven-week Repertory Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS) Master of Fine Arts Program today announced the final repertory season of the academic year; a seven-week layout of inspiring, collaborative performances, the culmination of the three-year training of the acting, directing, and playwriting cohort, the graduating Class of 2022.

Rubicon Theatre Announces 'Welcome Home' Season Photo Rubicon Theatre Announces 'Welcome Home' Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

The staff and board of Rubicon Theatre in Ventura will open the company‚Äôs doors once again for the 2022-2023 ‚ÄúWelcome Home‚ÄĚ Season.¬†¬†

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment, whose stage hits include the ‚Äúmost-produced play in the country‚Ä̬†Clue¬†(currently playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse) and its sibling¬†Cluedo¬†(currently touring the UK),¬†Punk Rock Girl¬†by Joe Iconis (currently playing at The Argyle Theatre),¬†and more, has acquired¬†Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW).

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment, the global theatrical production company based in Ridgewood, NJ has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops. In residence at the Inserra Theater at Saint Joseph Regional High School (40 Chestnut Ridge Road Montvale, New Jersey), Broadway Theater Workshops is a year-round training company working with children in grades 3-12 in developing their performance skills.

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW). 

Photos: Inside Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the world premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The production opened Tuesday, February 1 at New York City Center ‚Äď Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

World Premiere of SENIOR LIVING Directed by Judith Ivey Opens This Friday Photo World Premiere of SENIOR LIVING Directed by Judith Ivey Opens This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2022

In an unprecedented season of five new works in its six-show subscription season, the third new work in the series, Senior Living, opens this Friday, January 28 at 7:30 pm. Initially slated for the 2020-21 season, the show was postponed due to the pandemic.

Anacortes Community Theatre Streams ALMOST, MAINE Next Month Photo Anacortes Community Theatre Streams ALMOST, MAINE Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Almost, Main by John Cariani will stream from Anacortes Community Theatre next month.

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Broadway Cast Recording is Available Today Photo CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Broadway Cast Recording is Available Today
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

Broadway Records today releases Caroline, or Change (The New Broadway Cast Recording), made in collaboration with Roundabout Theatre Company under the new Broadway Records label imprint, Roundabout Records.

John Cariani Videos

VIDEO: Watch Sharon D Clarke & Company in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Sharon D Clarke & Company in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2021

Tonight, October 27, Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change officially opens on Broadway at Studio 54. Check out  footage of Clarke and company in action!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform 'Salty Teardrops' on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform 'Salty Teardrops' on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

Nya, Nasia Thomas, and Harper Miles performed on The Late Show with Seth Meyers as the 'Radio' from Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Caroline, or Change with a performance of 'Salty Teardrops'. Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: Go Inside CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's First Night on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's First Night on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 9, 2021

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, began previews, last night at Studio 54. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was in attendance to address the crowd and pay a visit backstage with the cast and creatives.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2021

Nya, Nasia Thomas, and Harper Miles perform 'Salty Teardrops' as the Radio in Caroline, or Change. The production's lead, Sharon D. Clarke, introduced this morning's performance.

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' VideoVIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Broadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Something Rotten! was rehearsing for Broadway. Something Rotten! ran for 708 performances at the St. James Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, it starred Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders and Brooks Ashmanskas.

VIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe' VideoVIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe'
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, announced a virtual reunion with the cast and creatives of Altar Boyz on July 9th at 8pm EDT on The Producer's Perspective Live. Susan Blackwell ([title of show], a?oeSide By Side By Susan Blackwella??, a?oeNow Here Thisa??) is set to host the virtual event.

VIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorr VideoVIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorrow'
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

When you're stuck with a day that's gray and lonely, just stick up your chin, grin, and sing 'Tomorrow'! Watch below as stars of stage, screen and more unite to sing the beloved anthem in celebration of our incredible health care providers.

VIDEO: Dee Roscioli Puts Her Twist on 'Diva's Lament' For Orlando Shakespeare Theatre VideoVIDEO: Dee Roscioli Puts Her Twist on 'Diva's Lament' For Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's LIVING ROOM SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2020

Dee Roscioli speaks for all us in this hilarious new video for Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's Living Room Sessions. Putting a twist on a?oeDivas Lamenta?? from Spamalot, with alternate lyrics by newcomer composer Ben Clark (The Circus in Winter) Roscioli riffs on the downsides of quarantine, endless hours at home, and a world where everything is cancelled. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by Alan Henry - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award¬ģ nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award¬ģ-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).


John Cariani Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Cariani been in?
John Cariani has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has John Cariani been in?
John Cariani has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Cariani been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof .

What awards has John Cariani won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof .

How many shows has John Cariani written?
John Cariani has written 1 shows including Almost, Maine (Playwright).