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Michael Cristofer

 
Date of Birth: January 22, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: Trenton, NJ, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater & Signature Theatre Company Co-Production, 2011
Gus
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Alfieri
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Moss
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Darwin
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lord Capulet
  [Broadway]
1992
Claudius
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Bela Veracek
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Charlie
  [Broadway]
1977
Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Michael Cristofer Photo

Michael Cristofer

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03/12/2013
Michael Cristofer, Jennifer Mudge & Chris Henry Coffey Photo

Michael Cristofer, Jennifer Mudge & Chris Henry Coffey

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Date:
02/20/2013
Michael Cristofer  Photo

Michael Cristofer

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Date:
02/20/2013
Michael Cristofer Photo

Michael Cristofer

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Date:
11/15/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater & Signature Theatre Company Co-Production, 2011
Gus

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Alfieri

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Moss

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Darwin

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lord Capulet

  [Broadway]
1992
Claudius

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Bela Veracek

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Charlie

  [Broadway]
1977
Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich

Productions

Director

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Michael Cristofer Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Cristofer, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
 
Obie Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Michael CristoferChinchilla
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Best New American Play
Michael Cristofer, The Shadow Box
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1977 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Michael Cristofer, The Shadow Box
 
Theatre World Awards - 1977 - Performance Gold Star
Michael Cristofer, The Cherry Orchard
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Play Gold Star
Michael Cristofer, The Shadow Box

Michael Cristofer News

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Chiara Atik Wins 2022 Steinberg/ATCA Award for POOR CLARE Photo Chiara Atik Wins 2022 Steinberg/ATCA Award for POOR CLARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Playwright¬†Chiara Atik¬†has won the 2022 Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for their play¬†‚ÄúPoor Clare.‚ÄĚ

Terence Blanchard's Boxing Opera CHAMPION Comes to Boston in May Photo Terence Blanchard's Boxing Opera CHAMPION Comes to Boston in May
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

The true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Boston Lyric Opera’s (BLO) new production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones), with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer.

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O' Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022‚Äď23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini‚Äôs¬†Medea, starring soprano¬†Sondra Radvanovsky¬†in the title role alongside tenor¬†Matthew¬†Polenzani¬†in¬†David McVicar‚Äôs new staging, conducted by¬†Carlo Rizzi.

The Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION Photo The Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

Following the success of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which reopened the Metropolitan Opera and played to sold out houses, the company announced today that it will present Blanchard’s first opera, Champion, with libretto by Michael Cristofer, in April 2023.

J. Nicole Brooks Wins 2021 Steinberg-ATCA Award For HER HONOR, JANE BYRNE Photo J. Nicole Brooks Wins 2021 Steinberg-ATCA Award For HER HONOR, JANE BYRNE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

Playwright J. Nicole Brooks has won the 2021 Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for their play ‚ÄúHer Honor, Jane Byrne.‚ÄĚ

THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.

Lake Worth Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Black Box Season Photo Lake Worth Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Black Box Season
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2021

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2021/22 Black Box Season. Tickets go on sale this summer.

Meryl Streep Will Lead Feature Film PLACES, PLEASE, a 'Love Letter to Broadway' Photo Meryl Streep Will Lead Feature Film PLACES, PLEASE, a 'Love Letter to Broadway'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 25, 2021

Streep plays Lillian Hall, an actress who is synonymous with Broadway. Throughout her long, illustrious career, she has never missed a performance‚ÄĒnot for her daughter, not for illness, not for any reason. Yet in the rehearsals leading to her next Broadway production, her confidence is challenged.

Michael Cristofer Videos

VIDEO: First Look - Rami Malek Returns for Season 3 of MR. ROBOT VideoVIDEO: First Look - Rami Malek Returns for Season 3 of MR. ROBOT
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 31, 2017

USA Network has shared the official trailer for Season 3 of MR. ROBOT. Starring Rami Malek as a cyber-security engineer, the award-winning series returns this October. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Final Secret Revealed on Season Finale of MR. ROBOT
by - Sep 15, 2016

In the Season Two Finale of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled "eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z", Angela makes an unexpected acquaintance; Darlene realizes she's in deep; and an old friend reveals all to Elliot.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Part I of MR. ROBOT Season Finale
by - Sep 8, 2016

In Part 1 of the Season Finale of MR. ROBOT on USA Network, Angela makes an unexpected acquaintance; Darlene realizes she's in deep; and an old friend reveals all to Elliot

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Elliot Begins to Have Doubts on Next MR. ROBOT
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 1, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled 'eps2.8h1dden?pr0cess.axx' - Elliot begins to doubt Mr. Robot; Darlene tries to do the right thing; and Dom and the FBI get closer.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Elliot & Darlene Seek Answers on Next MR. ROBOT
by - Aug 25, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled "eps2.7init5.fve" - Angela wants more from E Corp than they want to give; and Elliot and Darlene seek answers.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Darlene Makes Hard Decisions on Next MR. ROBOT
by - Aug 18, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled "eps2.6succ3ss0r.p12", Elliot comes to understand the ramifications of a power vacuum; fsociety fractures; and Darlene makes hard decisions.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mr. Robot & Elliot Try to Make Nice on Next MR. ROBOT
by - Aug 11, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled "eps2.5h4ndshake.sme" - Mr. Robot and Elliot try to make nice; fsociety releases a video in honor of Uncle Sam; and Darlene acts on a long-ago desire.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Dom Makes a Major Discovery on Next MR ROBOT
by - Jul 21, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA titled "eps2.2init1.asec", Elliot friends Ray, who he hopes can help delete Mr. Robot; Dom makes a major discovery; and Darlene questions whether the FBI or Dark Army is the bigger threat.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - fsociety Stirs Up Trouble on Next MR. ROBOT
by - Jul 14, 2016

On the next episode of MR. ROBOT on USA Network titled "eps2.1k3rnel-pan1c.ksd" - Elliot vows to beat Mr. Robot; Angela gets a glimpse behind the curtain at E Corp; and fsociety stirs up trouble.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Katharine McPhee Sings 'Never Give All the Heart' on Next SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 7, 2013

Below, check out a sneak peek from next week's episode of NBC's SMASH. In the episode titled 'Fringe', with the future of Bombshell uncertain, Karen (Katharine McPhee) gives producers a taste of the all-new original song, 'Never Give All the Heart.'


Michael Cristofer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Cristofer been in?
Michael Cristofer has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Cristofer been in?
Michael Cristofer has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael Cristofer been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures , Performance (Obie Awards) for Chinchilla , Best New American Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Shadow Box , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Shadow Box Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Cherry Orchard and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Shadow Box .

What awards has Michael Cristofer won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Chinchilla, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Shadow Box Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Cherry Orchardand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Shadow Box.

How many shows has Michael Cristofer written?
Michael Cristofer has written 5 shows including The Shadow Box (Playwright), Black Angel (Playwright), The Lady and the Clarinet (Playwright), Breaking Up (Playwright), The Blues are Running (Playwright).