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Stephen Spinella (born October 11, 1956)[1] is an American stage, television, and film actor.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 Work

3.1 Stage 3.2 Film 3.3 Television

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Spinella was born in Naples, Italy, to a father who was an American naval airplane mechanic.[1] He grew up in Glendale, Arizona,[1] and graduated from the University of Arizona
University of Arizona
drama department. He also attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1982.[2] Spinella won consecutive Tony-awards for Best Featured Actor and Best Actor for his performance as Prior Walter in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika respectively. He was also nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead. Personal life[edit] Spinella is openly gay.[3] Work[edit] Stage[edit]

April 1985: A Bright Room Called Day – Baz (workshop production directed by Tony Kushner) May 4, 1993 – December 4, 1994: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches – Prior Walter/Man in Park November 23, 1993 – December 4, 1994: Angels in America: Perestroika – Prior Walter December 14, 1997 – August 30, 1998: A View from the Bridge
A View from the Bridge
– Alfieri December 3, 1998 – March 21, 1999: Electra – Servant to Orestes January 11, 2000 – April 16, 2000: James Joyce's The Dead
James Joyce's The Dead
– Freddy Malins December 4, 2002 – January 26, 2003: Our Town
Our Town
– Simon Stimson December 10, 2006 – 2007: Spring Awakening – Adult Men May 15, 2009 – June 28, 2009: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures – Pill October 19, 2010 – November 7, 2010: An Iliad - The Poet

Film[edit]

1995: Virtuosity
Virtuosity
as Dr. Darrel Lindenmeyer 1996: Faithful as Young Man at Rolls 1996: Tarantella as Frank 1997: The Jackal as Douglas 1997: David Searching as Hummus Guy 1997: Love! Valour! Compassion! as Perry Sellars 1998: The Unknown Cyclist as Doug Stein 1998: Great Expectations as Carter Macleish 1999: Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
as Donald O'Hara 1999: Ravenous as Knox 2001: Bubble Boy as Chicken Man 2004: House of D
House of D
as Ticket Seller 2004: Connie and Carla as Robert/Peaches 2007: And Then Came Love as Stuart 2008: Stone & Ed as Concierge 2008: Milk as Rick Stokes 2010: Rubber as Lieutenant Chad 2012: Lincoln as Congressman Asa Vintner Litton 2012: House of Dust
House of Dust
as Psychiatrist 2014: The Normal Heart as Sanford

Television[edit]

1993: And the Band Played On as Brandy Alexander 1997: What the Deaf Man Heard
What the Deaf Man Heard
as Percy 2000: Law & Order as Andy Polone 2001: The Education of Max Bickford
The Education of Max Bickford
as Rex Pinsker 2002: Alias as Kishell; Harkin 2002: Ed as Bob McCarthy 2003: Frasier
Frasier
as Randall Schoonover 2004: Huff as Mr. Heard 2005: Will & Grace as Bret 2005: Without a Trace
Without a Trace
as Joel Kemper 2006: Everwood
Everwood
as Father Patrick 2006: 24 as Miles Papazian, 10 episodes 2006: Heroes as Oliver Dennison 2006: Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
as Malar Pascowitz 2007: Nip/Tuck
Nip/Tuck
as Dr. Capler 2008: Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
as Dr. Heller

You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
(5x01) What More Do I Need? (5x07) City on Fire (5x08) Everybody Says Don't (5x23)

2009: Big Love
Big Love
as Eric (Season 3, Episode 4) 2015: The Knick

References[edit]

^ a b c " Stephen Spinella Biography (1956-)". Filmreference.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2008.  ^ 1, 2011 "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni" Check url= value (help).  ^ Weber, Bruce (June 5, 1993). "A Gay Actor's Temptation to Keep Good Health in the Closet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Stephen Spinella at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Stephen Spinella at Internet Off-Broadway Database Stephen Spinella on IMDb Stephen Spinella Downstage Center XM radio interview by the American Theatre Wing, December 2006 Stephen Spinella interviewed in Performance Working in the Theatre seminar video by the American Theatre Wing, September 1993

Awards for Stephen Spinella

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1975–2000

Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Ted Ross
Ted Ross
(1975) George Rose (1976) Ken Bichel / Michael Mark / John Miller / Joseph Saulter (1977) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1978) Ken Jennings (1979) Bob Gunton (1980) Tony Azito (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Martin Vidnovic (1984) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Robert Westenberg (1988) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Bruce Adler (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Mark Michael Hutchinson (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1997) Gregg Edelman (1998) Roger Bart (1999) Stephen Spinella (2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2004) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2005) Jim Dale (2006) Gavin Lee
Gavin Lee
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Christopher Fitzgerald (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(2011) Michael McGrath (2012) Bertie Carvel (2013) James Monroe Iglehart (2014) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2015) Christopher Fitzgerald (2016) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel
(2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

1949–1975

Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975)

1976–2000

Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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