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Michael Kostroff

 
Bio:
Michael Kostroff is an established TV and stage actor, best known for his five seasons on HBO’s "The Wire," two seasons on Disney’s "Sonny with a Chance," and for a long list of TV credits that includes "The Good Wife," "The Blacklist," "Louie," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "Luke ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Kostroff is an established TV and stage actor, best known for his five seasons on HBO’s "The Wire," two seasons on Disney’s "Sonny with a Chance," and for a long list of TV credits that includes "The Good Wife," "The Blacklist," "Louie," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "Luke ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
  [New York]
MasterVoices One Night Production, 2017
Chief Inspector Marmaduke
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Production, 2014
Jean-Louis
  [US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Thénardier
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Broadway Best Concert, 2008
Marryin' Sam
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Staged Reading, 2008
Speed
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005
Goldberg
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Col. Mustard
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer

Michael Kostroff Movies

Return from the River Kwai
 
[1989]
Radio Man in'submarine
Liar Liar
 
[1997]
Conference Room Attorney
Blunt
 
[1998]
Det. Prang
Restons groupés
 
[1998]
Bagtie h√ītel Los Angeles
Behind the Seams
 
[2000]
Waiter
The Trumpet of the Swan
 
[2001]
Waiter
Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu
 
[2001]
Kubla Khan
Eagle Eye
 
[2008]
Jeweler
Hit List
 
[2011]
Mr. Weller
Other Plans
 
[2014]
Louis
Best Man in the Dark
 
[2014]
Ricky Feruci
Norman
 
[2016]
Steve Goldfarb
Hard Sell
 
[2016]
Mr. Harrison
Molly's Game
 
[2017]
Louis Butterman
Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon
 
[2018]
Defense Attorney
Most Likely to Murder
 
[2018]
Uncle Fred
Standing Up, Falling Down
 
[2019]
Rabbi
The Sunlit Night
 
[2019]
Critic #3
Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game
 
[2022]
Chairman Warner

Michael Kostroff TV Shows

Billions
 
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Mick Nussfaur
Boston Legal
 
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Dr. David Cannon
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
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Evan Braun
NewsRadio
 
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Carl
Sonny with a Chance
 
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Marshall Pike
The Deuce
 
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Rizzi
The Geena Davis Show
 
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Mr. Kern
The Good Wife
 
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Charles Froines
The King of Queens
 
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Mr. Thompson
The Wire
 
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Maurice 'Maury' Levy
Veronica Mars
 
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Mr. Pope

Michael Kostroff Biography

Michael Kostroff is an established TV and stage actor, best known for his five seasons on HBO’s "The Wire," two seasons on Disney’s "Sonny with a Chance," and for a long list of TV credits that includes "The Good Wife," "The Blacklist," "Louie," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "Luke Cage," "The Deuce," and more.

He's done three national tours: "Les Miserables" (2003-04) (Thénardier), "Les Miserables" (25th Anniversary US Tour, 2010-11) (Thénardier), and "The Producers" (2001-02) (Ensemble, covering Max and Roger).

His regional theatre credits include "Can-Can," "Lend Me a Tenor," and "Les Misérables" for Paper Mill Playhouse, "Carnival" for Goodspeed Opera House, "The Cottage" for Theatre Aspen, "The Fox on the Fairway" at Flat Rock Playhouse, and seven productions of "The Producers." His Max Bialystock has earned him an LA Drama Critics Circle nomination and a Garland Award.

Kostroff is the author of "Letters from Backstage," and creator of the popular Audition Psych 101 workshop.





Michael Kostroff News

PHOTOS: HEIL MEL!! We Salute You … As Mel Brooks Veterans & Freshmen/Women/Thems Jo Photo PHOTOS: HEIL MEL!! We Salute You … As Mel Brooks Veterans & Freshmen/Women/Thems Join 54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS at 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 27, 2023

This night went over like Buster Gang and had that at-capacity house climbing the walls when they weren’t on the floor from laughing. To put you in the picture, here are some pictures for you to enjoy

54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Brian Letendre, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week Photo 54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Brian Letendre, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Busy Phillips, James Monroe Iglehart & More to Celebrate Mel Brooks at 54 Below Photo Busy Phillips, James Monroe Iglehart & More to Celebrate Mel Brooks at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the return of 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks on January 23rd, 2023, at 7:00 and 9:30pm. See who will star in the concert, how to purchase tickets and more!

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards; Southeastern S Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards; Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards;  at Southeast Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards; at Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards; Southeast Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards; Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Greenville Theatre is Big, Bright, and Brilliant Photo Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Greenville Theatre is Big, Bright, and Brilliant
by Neil Shurley - Sep 12, 2022

What did our critic think of SOMETHING ROTTEN at Greenville Theatre? Ah, the 90's, when so many things were ripe for reinvention. New clothes, new music, new writers, new ways of spreading ideas.

Greenville Theatre Will Open Season 97 With SOMETHING ROTTEN! Photo Greenville Theatre Will Open Season 97 With SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

Greenville Theatre will open season 97 with Broadway's newest comedy smash, Something Rotten!

Photos: Julie Garnye & Michael Kostroff Celebrate New Book At The Drama Book Shop Photo Photos: Julie Garnye & Michael Kostroff Celebrate New Book At The Drama Book Shop
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Authors Julie Garnye and Michael Kostroff celebrated the release of their new book The Stage Actor’s Handbook at Drama Book Shop in New York City on Sunday, July 17. See photos from the event!

Michael Kostroff Videos

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from CLUE at Paper Mill Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Scenes from CLUE at Paper Mill Playhouse

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 28, 2022

On Sunday, January 30, Paper Mill Playhouse will celebrate opening night of Clue, directed by Casey Getting its Paper Mill production after a postponement in the fall of 2020, murder and blackmail are back on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner party at Boddy Manor. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro game, this farce-meets-murder-mystery is bloody good fun.

VIDEO: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sacramento Music Circus Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sacramento Music Circus

by Alan Henry - Aug 22, 2018

The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. Check out photos of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Watch the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's THE PRODUCERS Flaunt It!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 3, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning new musical comedy¬†Nice Work If You Can Get It.¬†Matthew Broderick¬†and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and¬†Ira Gershwin¬†in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.' ¬†BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse opens its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from production!

STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill's LEND ME A TENOR Doorknob Bloopers
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2013

What happens when you lose the doorknobs in one of the best 'door-slamming' comedies in the world? That is exactly what happened during the final dress rehearsal of Lend Me a Tenor at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Watch the blooper video below!

STAGE TUBE: Audience Reacts to Paper Mill Playhouse's LEND ME A TENOR
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor. This hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy features Broadway stars and Paper Mill Playhouse favorites including: Judith Blazer (Maria), John Treacy Egan (Tito), Donna English (Diana), Nancy Johnston (Julia), David Josefsberg (Max), Michael Kostroff (Saunders), Jill Paice (Maggie) and Mark Price (Bellhop). Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Don Stephenson. Lend Me a Tenor runs at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through March 10, 2013. Click below to watch audience members' reactions to the show!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Jill Paice, John Treacy Egan and More in Paper Mill Playouse's LEND ME A TENOR
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor. This hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy will feature Broadway stars and Paper Mill Playhouse favorites including: Judith Blazer (Maria), John Treacy Egan (Tito), Donna English (Diana), Nancy Johnston (Julia), David Josefsberg (Max), Michael Kostroff (Saunders), Jill Paice (Maggie) and Mark Price (Bellhop). Lend Me a Tenor will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through March 10, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, February 17, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Tour Performs on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2011

The New 25th Anniversary Production of LES MISERABLES performed the rousing Act 1 finale - 'One Day More' - on NBC's top rated summer series 'America's Got Talent' on Wednesday, last night. For information, tour dates and a video sneak peek, please visit www.LesMis.com.

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Varela Does LES MISERABLES Rap
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2011

Take a look at the other side of Les Miserables with Andrew Varela's 'Police State of Mind'.