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Richard Schiff began his acting career doing experimental works in New York's downtown theater district and independent films. He has since appeared in over fifty films, including Ray, The Lost World, I Am Sam, Deep Impact, City Hall, Seven, Dr. Doolittle, Malcolm X, Forces of Nature, Crazy in Alabama and Hoffa. Recent film credits include Infidel, a religious comedy from the U.K., Another Harvest Moon and Solitary Man. Schiff's upcoming films include Fire with Fire, opposite Bruce Willis, the independent features: Knife Fight with Rob Lowe and Decoding Annie Parker with Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton, and Man of Steel, Warner Bros. highly anticipated new Superman film, directed by Zach Snyder. Schiff's television roles include "The West Wing" in a celebrated portrayal of Communications Director Toby Ziegler that earned him an Emmy�® Award and three nominations, and two SAG�® Awards and four nominations. He has starred or guest-starred in dozens of TV series and TV movies, and his most recent credits include the TNT film Innocent and recurring roles on hit shows "Once Upon A Time," "NCIS" and Showtime's "House of Lies." He has recently revisited his theater roots playing the highly acclaimed one-man show Underneath the Lintel in London's West End and starring in Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley's Folley at the McCarter Theatre. Schiff also recently starred in a production of Smash at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Schiff has an Ovation Theater Award and a Dramalogue Award.

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Richard Schiff STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
West End Production, 2014
Bobby Gould

[Broadway]
2012
George Aaronow

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]


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Photos: Inside Opening Night of RUSSIAN TROLL FARM at Vineyard Theatre

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Obie Award winner Sarah Gancher, directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, officially opened at Vineyard Theatre last week. Check out photos from opening night here!

NAN AND THE LOWER BODY Audio Recording Starring Richard Schiff, Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas Now Available

Emmy award-winning actor Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing), Ginnifer Goodwin and fellow Once Upon A Time co-star and real-life husband Josh Dallas, and Shannon Cochran (The Ring) star in a new L.A. Theatre Works audio theater recording of Nan and the Lower Body by playwright Jessica Dickey.

LET THERE BE LOVE Comes to Penguin Rep

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

THE GOOD LAWYER to Premiere on March 13 on ABC

In the episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising, young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder. The episode is written by co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, and directed by Ruben Fleischer.

ABC Orders THE GOOD LAWYER Series With Embedded Pilot in THE GOOD DOCTOR Episode

ABC has ordered an embedded pilot episode of “The Good Doctor” called “The Good Lawyer,” from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature. Kennedy McMann (“Nancy Drew”) is set to guest star as Joni DeGroot. Emmy® Award-winning Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”) is set to guest star as Janet Stewart.

Photos: SOME LIKE IT HOT Hosts Star-Studded Special Preview Performance

On Friday, November 18th, Broadway’s SOME LIKE IT HOT hosted a special preview performance. Guests were treated to a pre-show cocktail, with Marc Shaiman indulged the crowd with an impromptu rendition of the title number at the piano before heading over to the Shubert Theatre for the evening performance. Check out the photos here.

THE GOOD DOCTOR Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, Bria Samoné Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen and Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke.

Industry Reading Of Tennyson Bardwell's New Play GLASS HOUSES Announced

A stage reading of Tennyson Bardwell's new play Glass Houses will be held at The Players Theatre on June 21st on 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village at 7pm.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring Work by David Cale, Lucas Hnath and More

The Vineyard has just announced its new season, which will include productions of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter; and the Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre and Vineyard Theatre production of Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters. Both shows will come to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), playing on a rotating schedule.

Wake Up With BWW 3/19: IN THE HEIGHTS Moves Up Release Date, and More!

Today's top stories: behind the scenes of Hamilton in Australia, In the Heights moves up its release date, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, March 19- with Michael James Scott, Ashley Brown, and More!

Today (March 19) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!

STARS IN THE HOUSE Anniversary Show Brings Fundraising Total To Over $750,000 In Support of The Actors Fund

The anniversary episode broke the single-show fundraising record, raising over $28,300 (including a $10,000 matching grant from the Frances Lear Foundation).  Now, after over 375 episodes, “Stars In The House” has raised over $751,842 for The Actors Fund & $200,000 for other charity organizations who have needed support throughout the pandemic.   

VIDEO: Watch a THE WEST WING Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!

The cast of West Wing Reunites in 2021 on Stars in the House - sharing stories & more.

Annette Bening, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Kelli O'Hara & More Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Anniversary Week

On March 16, 2020, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley launched “Stars In The House” in response to what they knew would be an immediate need for funds in light of the Broadway shutdown.  Now, one year and over 375 episodes later, “Stars In The House” has raised over $715,000 for The Actors Fund & an additional $200,000 for other charity organizations.

Theatr Clwyd Announces New Free and Low-Cost Online Events

Theatr Clwyd has announced new free and low-cost online events. Highlights include online Q&A's with former EastEnders and New Tricks star Tamzin Outhwaite (15 March/free), and with The West Wing's Richard Schiff (27 February/free), whose 2020 date was postponed after he contracted Covid 19.

BWW Interview: Peter Cantone of PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS

A man with four daughters who are actors and the technology, not to mention the drive and desire, intends to get performance venues open once more.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, November 30, 2020

Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Monday, November 30, 2020!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, November 23, 2020

Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Monday, November 23, 2020!

ABC to Encore THE GOOD DOCTOR Season Premiere This Thursday

In part one of the two-part season premiere.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, November 16, 2020

Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Monday, November 16, 2020!

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Richard Schiff's first West End show was Speed-the-Plow which opened in 2014

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