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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 Revival, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere Production, 2015

Broadway Revival, 2011
Paul Verrall

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2003
John Pace Seavering

Broadway Revival, 2003
Edmund Tyrone

Kenneth Talley, Jr.

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

Broadway Revival, 2000
Harold Hill [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1999
Don Parritt



Original Broadway Production, 1995
Valentine Coverly

Gareth O'Donnell in Private

Eugene Marchbanks



Dan Wilson (And The Air)

Christopher Morcom


Original Broadway Production, 1983
Eugene Jerome [Replacement]

Robert Sean Leonard Movies

[1986]The Manhattan Project Max Robert Leonard

[1987]My Best Friend Is a Vampire Jeremy Capello

[1989]Dead Poets Society Neil Perry

[1990]Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Dougl Bridge grown-up

[1991]Married to It Chuck Bishop

[1993]Much Ado About Nothing Claudio

[1993]The Age of Innocence Ted Archer

[1993]Swing Kids Peter

[1994]Safe Passage Alfred

[1995]Killer: A Journal of Murder Henry Lesser

[1996]I Love You, I Love You Not Angel of Death

[1998]Standoff Jamie Doolin

[1998]Ground Control Cruise

[1998]The Last Days of Disco Tom

[2001]Tape Jon

[2001]Driven Demille Bly

[2001]Chelsea Walls Terry Olsen

[2004]The I Inside 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

Obie Awards - 2018 - Performance Award

Robert Sean Leonard, At Home at the Zoo

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How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

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Robert Sean Leonard has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

Robert Sean Leonard has not appeared in the West End

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

Robert Sean Leonard has won several awards for his performances on Broadway. He received a Performance Award from the Obie Awards for his work in "At Home at the Zoo." He also won the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "The Invention of Love." Additionally, Leonard was honored with the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play award at the Tony Awards for his performance in "The Invention of Love."

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