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Stephen Spinella

 
Birth Place:
Naples, ITALY
Bio:
Theater includes: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America (two Tony and two Drama Desk Awards), A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce’s The Dead (Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk Awards; Tony nom), Our Town, Spring Awakening, The Velocity of Autumn. Off-Broadway: ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 11, 1956 (65)

Birth Place: Naples, ITALY

Bio:
Theater includes: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America (two Tony and two Drama Desk Awards), A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce’s The Dead (Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk Awards; Tony nom), Our Town, Spring Awakening, The Velocity of Autumn. Off-Broadway: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Production, 2018
Roy Cohn
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Original Production, 2017
Andy Warhol
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Chris
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2014
Bloody Five
  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater & Signature Theatre Company Co-Production, 2011
Pill
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
The Adult Men
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Svejk
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Simon Stimson
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Medvedenko
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Freddy Malins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Freddy Malins
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Freddy Malins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Servant to Orestes
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Alfieri
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Thomas
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Pandarus
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Perry Sellars
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior Walter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior Walter
Man in the Park
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
The Amanuensis

Photos

Larry Powell, Bobby Steggert, Stephen Spinella and John Benjamin Hickey Photo

Larry Powell, Bobby Steggert, Stephen Spinella and John Benjamin Hickey

From: 
Date:
07/03/2019
Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn) Photo

Stephen Spinella (Roy Cohn)

From: 
Date:
04/18/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Production, 2018
Roy Cohn

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
Original Production, 2017
Andy Warhol

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Chris

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2014
Bloody Five

  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater & Signature Theatre Company Co-Production, 2011
Pill

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
The Adult Men

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Svejk

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Simon Stimson

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Medvedenko

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Freddy Malins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Freddy Malins

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Freddy Malins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Servant to Orestes

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Alfieri

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Thomas

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Pandarus

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Perry Sellars

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior Walter

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Prior Walter

Man in the Park

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
The Amanuensis

Stephen Spinella Biography

Theater includes: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America (two Tony and two Drama Desk Awards), A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce’s The Dead (Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk Awards; Tony nom), Our Town, Spring Awakening, The Velocity of Autumn. Off-Broadway: Volpone; Love! Valour! Compassion (Obie Award); The Seagull; The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…; An Iliad (Lortel & Obie Awards); As You Like It; Coriolanus.

Film includes: Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Milk; Lincoln; Rubber; Virtuosity; The Normal Heart, The Jackal; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Great Expectations; Cradle Will Rock, Connie and Carla.

TV Includes: “Will and Grace,” “Royal Pains,” “Blacklist,” “24,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Elementary,” “The Mentalist,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Frasier,” “Numbers,” “Big Love,” “Huff,” “ER,” “The Knick.”

Stephen Spinella Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Stephen SpinellaAn Iliad
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Stephen SpinellaAn Iliad
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Special Citation Gold Star
Stephen SpinellaAn Iliad
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Special Citation Gold Star
Stephen SpinellaAn Iliad
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Stephen SpinellaAn Iliad
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, The Dead
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, James Joyce's The Dead
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Stephen Spinella, James Joyce's The Dead
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Stephen Spinella, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, Angels in America
 
Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Stephen Spinella, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Stephen Spinella News

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

The Cecilia Chorus Of New York Presents SHAKESPEARE...AND MORE! A Musical Dreamscape Photo The Cecilia Chorus Of New York Presents SHAKESPEARE...AND MORE! A Musical Dreamscape
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

In its final concert of the season, The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, will present Shakespeare...and more! The program features the World Premiere of Caroline Mallonee's cantata With Streaks of Light, and includes chamber works inspired by and relating to Shakespeare. Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 PM at The Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 W. 16th St., between 5th and 6th Aves in Manhattan.

Photos: First Look at HBO's SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Documentary Photo Photos: First Look at HBO's SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Documentary
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Check out the first photos of Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian C. Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, and more in HBO's Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary!

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

Jonathan Groff sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the upcoming Spring Awakening: Those You've Known HBO documentary. The interview also features a clip from the new documentary, which is set to premiere on May 3 on HBO. The interview concluded with Groff performing a surprise rendition of 'Totally F*cked' from the hit musical.

HBO Announces SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Documentary Photo HBO Announces SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Documentary
by Michael Major - Apr 5, 2022

15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of “Spring Awakening,” the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. The documentary features Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Skylar Astin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more.

The Cecilia Chorus Of New York to Present Orff's CARMINA BURANA & Stravinsky's THE RI Photo The Cecilia Chorus Of New York to Present Orff's CARMINA BURANA & Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022

In a Carnegie Hall first, The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, will present a reimagining of two modern masterpieces: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 8:00PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them Photo Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them
by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2022

The new series features appearances by Audra McDonald, Denée Benton, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O'Hara, Carrie Coon, Claybourne Elder, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Debra Monk, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patrick Page, Michael Cerveris, and more. Continue to check back for more updates as new episodes premiere!

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Performances Through December 27 Photo HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Performances Through December 27
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has canceled performances from Tuesday, December 21, 2021- Monday, December 27, 2021 due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company. 

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Weekend Shows Photo HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Weekend Shows
by Robert Diamond - Dec 18, 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has cancelled Saturday and Sunday's performances due to breakthrough Covid-19 cases

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Today's Matinee Performance Photo HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Cancels Today's Matinee Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has cancelled today's matinee performance due to breakthrough Covid-19 cases.

Stephen Spinella Videos

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

Jonathan Groff sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the upcoming Spring Awakening: Those You've Known HBO documentary. The interview also features a clip from the new documentary, which is set to premiere on May 3 on HBO. The interview concluded with Groff performing a surprise rendition of 'Totally F*cked' from the hit musical.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks SPRING AWAKENING Reunion on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks SPRING AWAKENING Reunion on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

Jonathan Groff sat down with Kelly Ripa and guest-host Mark Conseulos this morning, discussing the Spring Awakning reunion concert. The reunion also featured Skylar Astin, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, and Krysta Rodriguez.

VIDEO: Ann Harada, Marc delaCruz, Anthony Lee Medina, and More Perform Monologue From VideoVIDEO: Ann Harada, Marc delaCruz, Anthony Lee Medina, and More Perform Monologue From OUR TOWN
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

Olivia Oguma has created a new video featuring performers reciting a monologue from Our Town, titled 'their town. OUR town.'

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Autism Friendly Perfo VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Autism Friendly Performance
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

On March 1, 2020, TDF presented its first ever Autism Friendly Performance of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre. James Brown iii took over TDF's Instagram to give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the cast's excitement, the magic of his transformation into Hagrid, and more.

VIDEO: Get a Look Backstage at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD With James Snyder! VideoVIDEO: Get a Look Backstage at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD With James Snyder!
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019

Broadway's Harry Potter himself, James Snyder, recently gave New York Live a look backstage at the Tony-winning hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get a magical look backstage with this video!

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD! VideoVIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2019

Broadway's Harry Potter himself, James Snyder, recently gave Cheddar a look backstage at the Tony-winning hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get a magical look backstage with this video!

VIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Alan Henry - Apr 17, 2018

In the video below, Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner's Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today's young LGBTQ people should see the play.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 27: The First Revival of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART Opens on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

On this day in 2011, Larry Kramer's landmark drama, The Normal Heart, opened on Broadway.

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Trailer for HBO Documentary- LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Last night HBO hosted the premiere of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER, airing June 29 at 9pm, at the Time Warner Center. In attendance to support both Kramer and the documentary were stars of stage and screen including Mark Ruffalo and Joe Mantello, both of whom starred in THE NORMAL HEART (on HBO and Broadway, respectively) as Ned Weeks, the character that Kramer based on himself. Documentary director Jean Carlomusto, Christine Baranski, Kelly Bishop, Cherry Jones, Stephen Spinella, and President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins were also in attendance to screen the film and present Larry with a cake celebrating his upcoming 80th birthday on June 25. Check out a just-releasd trailer for the film below!


Stephen Spinella Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Stephen Spinella been in?
Stephen Spinella has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Stephen Spinella been in?
Stephen Spinella has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Stephen Spinella been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for An Iliad , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for An Iliad , Special Citation (Obie Awards) for An Iliad , Special Citation (Obie Awards) for An Iliad , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An Iliad , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Dead , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches .

What awards has Stephen Spinella won?
Special Citation (Obie Awards) for An Iliad, Special Citation (Obie Awards) for An Iliad, Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Dead, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika, Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approachesand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.