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Robert Sean Leonard

Also Credited As: Robert Leonard (ii)
 
Bio:
Robert Sean Leonard won a 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance in the Lincoln Center Theater production of The Invention of Love. In 2003, he was nominated in the same category for his performance in Long Day's Journey into Night, which also starred Vanessa Redgrave, Brian ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1969 (53)

Bio:
Robert Sean Leonard won a 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance in the Lincoln Center Theater production of The Invention of Love. In 2003, he was nominated in the same category for his performance in Long Day's Journey into Night, which also starred Vanessa Redgrave, Brian ... (read complete bio)

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]

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Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

Robert Sean Leonard won a 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance in the Lincoln Center Theater production of The Invention of Love. In 2003, he was nominated in the same category for his performance in Long Day's Journey into Night, which also starred Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was most recently seen on stage in The Violet Hour at Manhattan Theater Club. Mr. Leonard's extensive theater credits include the Broadway productions of The Music Man; The Iceman Cometh (with Kevin Spacey); Arcadia; Candida (at Roundabout, for which he received a Tony nomination); Philadelphia, Here I Come; The Speed of Darkness; Breaking the Code; and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Off-Broadway credits include Fifth of July; You Never Can Tell; and When She Danced. He appeared also in the West End production of Our Town. In 2001, Leonard starred in Richard Linklater's film Tape with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, and was in the ensemble drama Chelsea Walls, directed by Hawke and based on the play of the same name. Born in New Jersey, Leonard began acting at age 14 at the Public Theater. He made his film debut at 19 in the acclaimed Dead Poets Society, starring opposite Robin Williams and Hawke. His film credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Age of Innocence, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Swing Kids, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco. Since 2004 Mr. Leonard has played the role of Dr. James Wilson on the hit Fox medical drama "House."

Robert Sean Leonard Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Robert Sean Leonard, Edward Albee's 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
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Robert Sean Leonard, The Invention of Love
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
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

Robert Sean Leonard News

Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, and More!
by - May 17, 2022

Today's top stories include all new photos of this year's Tony Nominees! Plus, The Music Man has announced a standing room policy, check out rehearsal photos from Broadway-bound 1776, and more!

Red Bull Theater's MAC BETH Now Streaming On-Demand Photo Red Bull Theater's MAC BETH Now Streaming On-Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater is presenting the streaming broadcast of their acclaimed all-female production of Mac Beth, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare, for two weeks only beginning today, Monday May 16th. Virtual admission is only $25.00 allowing viewers to stream it any time through Sunday May 29th.

HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, Laura Benannte, Audra McDonald, Robert Sean Leonard, and more.

CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Photo CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The plays of Shakespeare have been translated into more than one hundred languages, and his timeless stories have inspired great works in many art forms. For the second year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have brought Shakespeare's stories to the screen.

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Red Bull Theater to Stream All-Female 2019 Production of MAC BETH Photo Red Bull Theater to Stream All-Female 2019 Production of MAC BETH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Red Bull Theater has announced the streaming broadcast of their acclaimed all-female production of Mac Beth, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare, will be available for two weeks only.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

2022 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival Announces Lineup Photo 2022 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival Announces Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

The New Ohio Theatre's NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival has announced its 2022 hybrid in-person and online film lineup, co-curated by Allyson Morgan and Marc Stuart Weitz.

BWW Review: William Shakespeare's Delightful A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Carroll Photo BWW Review: William Shakespeare's Delightful A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2021

Despite being severely edited, the play features a marvelous cast in what is perhaps the Bard's most beloved work.

Kate Rockwell, J. Harrison Ghee, Natascia Diaz, Emily Skinner, Kendra Kassenbaum and  Photo Kate Rockwell, J. Harrison Ghee, Natascia Diaz, Emily Skinner, Kendra Kassenbaum and More Will Lead The Muny's 2021 Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.

Robert Sean Leonard Videos

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording, Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleig VideoSUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording, Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The cast recording of the recent, highly acclaimed, sold-out Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut and Tony-winning actress Annaleigh Ashford, is set for CD release today, December 8 via the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

VIDEO: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford 'Finish VideoVIDEO: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford 'Finish the Hat' in the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The cast recording of the recent, highly acclaimed, sold-out Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut and Tony-winning actress Annaleigh Ashford, is set for CD release on December 8 via the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group. In celebration, Gyllenhaal recently surprised fans with a special video trailer featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions - check it out below!

Jake Gyllenhaal Announces SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording Will Be Relea VideoJake Gyllenhaal Announces SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording Will Be Released End of September
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal spoke with CBS Sunday morning about his career including his celebrated run in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. The actor revealed that the cast recording will be released at the end of this month.

VIDEO: What Caused a Giant 'Weepfest' When Mandy Patinkin Visited 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK'?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, Mandy Patinkin talked about the emotional experience he had seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in the Sondheim musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, now on Broadway. 

VIDEO: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK's Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals What Inspires Him Most
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 27, 2017

On this morning's GMA, Jake Gyllenhaal discussed his new film, 'Life' as well as his Broadway musical debut in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. 'It's the closest thing to my heart of almost everything I've ever done,' he shared

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Credits Mandy Patinkin for Opening His 'Heart Chakra'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 24, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about his newly discovered 'heart chakra,' opened up by a visit by Mandy Patinkin to his Broadway performance in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Off His Tongue Twisty Broadway Musical Singing on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about the trickly singing he had to master to play pointillist painter Georges Seurat in the Broadway musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 15, 2017

The Tony winner discusses starring in the Broadway revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, six weeks after having a baby.

VIDEO: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Dealing With Audience Interruptions on 'LIVE'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2017

On today's 'LIVE with Kelly,' Jake Gyllenhaal sat down with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jeffrey Dean Morgan to talk about the Broadway musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

BWW TV: Bit By Bit- Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford & Company Are Putting Together SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 8, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal makes his musical Broadway debut in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, set to begin previews at the historic Hudson Theatre on February 11, and officially opening February 23rd. Today the company gathered to cut the ribbon on Broadway's newest (and oldest) theatre and take a break from rehearsals to tell us more about the show!


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?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Edward Albee's 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?
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.