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Robert Sean Leonard

Also Credited As: Robert Leonard (ii)

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Leonard is a three-time Tony Award nominee, and won Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2001 for his role as A. E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. He had previously played the role of Valentine in the New York premiere of Stoppard's Arcadia at Lincoln Center in 1995. He was nominated for a Tony in 2003 for his portrayal of Edmund Tyrone in a well-received revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night; it co-starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian Dennehy, and Vanessa Redgrave. Leonard has also appeared in Broadway musical productions, in 2001 replacing Craig Bierko as the lead performer in a revival of The Music Man. Leonard co-starred as Paul Verrall in the 2011 Broadway revival of Born Yesterday.



In 1997, Leonard received rave reviews for his role in the television film In the Gloaming, directed by Christopher Reeve. Entertainment Weekly said that Leonard "does a first-rate job of juggling Danny's mixture of despair, neediness, and mordant jokiness."

From 2004, he played Dr. James Wilson, head of the oncology department, on the FOX TV series House, until the series ended in 2012. In 2007 Leonard appeared on Entertainment Weekly's 100 list as "Dr. Underrated".

In 2016, Leonard played King Arthur in David Lee's adaptation of the musical Camelot at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. From February to April 2017, he appeared in the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, as Jules/Bob.

His recent television credits include The Gilded Age (2023), The First Lady (2022), and The Good Doctor (2019).

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Robert Sean Leonard STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Jules/Bob

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Paul Verrall

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2003
John Pace Seavering

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Edmund Tyrone

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Kenneth Talley, Jr.

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
A.E. Houseman, aged 18 to 26

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Harold Hill [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Don Parritt

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Valentine

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Dobbit

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Valentine Coverly

[Broadway]
1994
Gareth O'Donnell in Private

[Broadway]
1993
Eugene Marchbanks

[Broadway]
1991
Eddie

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Alexandros

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Dan Wilson (And The Air)

[Broadway]
1987
Christopher Morcom

[Off-Broadway]
1985
Chris

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Eugene Jerome [Replacement]


Robert Sean Leonard Movies

The Manhattan Project
[ 1986 ] Max Robert Leonard
My Best Friend Is a Vampire
[ 1987 ] Jeremy Capello
Dead Poets Society
[ 1989 ] Neil Perry
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
[ 1990 ] Dougl Bridge grown-up
Married to It
[ 1991 ] Chuck Bishop
Much Ado About Nothing
[ 1993 ] Claudio
The Age of Innocence
[ 1993 ] Ted Archer
Swing Kids
[ 1993 ] Peter
Safe Passage
[ 1994 ] Alfred
Killer: A Journal of Murder
[ 1995 ] Henry Lesser
I Love You, I Love You Not
[ 1996 ] Angel of Death
Standoff
[ 1998 ] Jamie Doolin
Ground Control
[ 1998 ] Cruise
The Last Days of Disco
[ 1998 ] Tom
Tape
[ 2001 ] Jon
Driven
[ 2001 ] Demille Bly
Chelsea Walls
[ 2001 ] Terry Olsen
The I Inside
[ 2004 ] Peter Cable

Robert Sean Leonard TV Shows

Falling Skies
Roger Kadar
House
Dr. James Wilson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kenneth O'Dwyer

Robert Sean Leonard Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award

Robert Sean Leonard, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo


winner
Obie Awards - 2018 - Performance Award

Robert Sean Leonard, At Home at the Zoo

Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Robert Sean Leonard, Long Day's Journey into Night


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Robert Sean Leonard, The Invention of Love


winner
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Robert Sean Leonard, The Invention of Love

Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Robert Sean Leonard , Candida

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Robert Sean Leonard FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Robert Sean Leonard been in?

Robert Sean Leonard has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Robert Sean Leonard been in?

Robert Sean Leonard has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Robert Sean Leonard been nominated for?

Robert Sean Leonard has been nominated for the following awards: Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, Performance Award (Obie Awards) for At Home at the Zoo, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey into Night, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Invention of Love, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Invention of Love, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Candida.

What awards has Robert Sean Leonard won?

Robert Sean Leonard has won the following awards: Performance Award (Obie Awards) for At Home at the Zoo, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Invention of Love, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Invention of Love.

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