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Frank A. Langella Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won four Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
in the play Frost/Nixon and for his role as André in The Father and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Leslie in Edward Albee's Seascape and for his role as Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov in Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool. Additionally, Langella has won two Obie Awards. His notable film roles include George Prager in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Count Dracula
Count Dracula
in Dracula (1979), Skeletor
Skeletor
in Masters of the Universe (1987), Bob Alexander in Dave (1993), William S. Paley in Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck
(2005) and Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
in the film production of Frost/Nixon (2008), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.[1][2] He had a recurring role as Gabriel, the KGB
KGB
handler for the lead characters, in the FX series The Americans between 2013 and 2017.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Awards and nominations 5 Stage 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television 6.3 Video game

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Langella, an Italian American,[3] was born January 1, 1938, in Bayonne, New Jersey,[4] the son of Angelina and Frank A. Langella Sr., a business executive who was the president of the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company.[5][6] Langella attended Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School
Bayonne High School
in Bayonne.[7] After the family moved to South Orange, New Jersey, he graduated from Columbia High School, in the South Orange-Maplewood School District, in 1955, and graduated from Syracuse University
Syracuse University
in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.[8] He remains a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho
Alpha Chi Rho
fraternity. Career[edit]

Langella at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

Langella appeared off-Broadway (e. g. in The Immoralist at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre
Bouwerie Lane Theatre
in 1963,[9] and Robert Lowell's The Old Glory
The Old Glory
in 1965) before he made his first foray on a Broadway stage in New York in Federico García Lorca's Yerma
Yerma
at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, on December 8, 1966. He followed this role by appearing in William Gibson's A Cry of Players, playing a young, highly fictionalized William Shakespeare, opposite Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
at the same venue in 1968, and won film fame in two 1970 films: Mel Brooks' The Twelve Chairs and Frank Perry's Diary of a Mad Housewife, being nominated for a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Most Promising Newcomer for the latter. Langella won his first Tony Award
Tony Award
for his performance in Edward Albee's Seascape and 1975 and was nominated again for what may have been the performance for which he was best known in the early part of his career: the title role of the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula. Despite his initial misgivings about continuing to play the role, he was persuaded to star opposite Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
in the subsequent film version directed by John Badham. He eschewed the career of a traditional film star by always making the stage the focal point of his career, appearing on Broadway in such plays as Strindberg's The Father (winning a Drama Desk Award), Match (Tony Award nomination), and Fortune's Fool, for which he won a second Tony Award. But Langella would continue to juggle film and television with his stage work, playing Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
in a 1981 adaptation of William Gillette's play Sherlock Holmes. He repeated the role on Broadway in 1987 in Charles Marowitz's play Sherlock's Last Case. That same year, Langella would also portray the villain Skeletor
Skeletor
in Masters of the Universe, which he has described as one of his favorite roles.[10] In 1988, Langella co-starred in the film And God Created Woman. In 1993, he made a three-episode appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the devious Jaro Essa. He also appeared as Al Baker in "Dominance", a 2003 episode of Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit and had a recurring role as Pino in the 2005 short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential. On film, he played Clare Quilty in Adrian Lyne's adaptation of Lolita and appeared as a villainous pirate in the summer 1995 release Cutthroat Island. His film work also includes roles in George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck
(2005) as former CBS
CBS
chief executive William S. Paley
William S. Paley
and Bryan Singer's Superman Returns
Superman Returns
(2006) as Daily Planet
Daily Planet
editor Perry White. Langella received critical acclaim as well as the Boston Society of Film Critics Award in 2007 for his sensitive portrayal of an elderly novelist in Starting Out in the Evening. He was cast as Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, which received enthusiastic reviews during a run at the Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse
and Gielgud Theatre
Gielgud Theatre
in London before moving to New York's Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in April 2007, culminating in Langella's third Tony Award. He reprised the role of Nixon in the 2008 Oscar nominated Best Picture film Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard. He received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA
BAFTA
nominations for Best Actor for his performance. He was also nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
in the Best Actor category for the role, losing to Sean Penn's performance in Milk. In 2000, he played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge
Ebenezer Scrooge
in a musical version of A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
at Madison Square Garden.[11] He has also appeared in notable off-Broadway productions, including in the title role of Robert Kalfin's Chelsea Theater Center production of The Prince of Homburg, which was filmed by PBS
PBS
for the Theatre in America series.[12] He starred as Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More
in the 2008 Broadway revival of A Man for All Seasons.[13] In late 2009, he starred alongside Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
and re-united with Superman Returns
Superman Returns
co-star James Marsden
James Marsden
in the Richard Kelly film The Box.[14] Langella starred in the drama thriller Unknown, which was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and was released in 2011.[15] In October and November 2013, Langella played King Lear
King Lear
at the Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
in Chichester, UK. It travelled to the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music
in New York in 2014. In 2016, he played the title role in Doug Hughes' production of the US premiere of Florian Zeller's play The Father at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway.[16] Personal life[edit] Langella was married to Ruth Weil from June 14, 1977 to their divorce in 1996. They have two children. He also then lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, whom he had met on the set of Eddie. From 1996 they were together but they separated in March 2001. Langella published a memoir in 2012 called Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them.[17] In a review in the New York Times Book Review, Ada Calhoun wrote that "Langella's book celebrated sluttiness as a worthy—even noble—way of life. There was so much happy sexuality in this book that reading it was like being flirted with for a whole party by the hottest person in the room. It was no wonder Langella was invited everywhere."[18] Awards and nominations[edit] Langella's awards include two Obie Awards
Obie Awards
in 1965 for Best Performance in the play The Old Glory
The Old Glory
by Robert Lowell
Robert Lowell
and for Distinguished Performance in John Webster's play The White Devil
The White Devil
that same year, a Tony in 2002 for Best Supporting Actor in Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool, and Tonys for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1975 for Edward Albee's Seascape, and for Best Leading Actor in a Play in 2007 for Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, and in 2016 for his role as André in The Father. He also received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
in the film Frost/Nixon (2008). Langella was nominated for two other Best Leading Actor in a Play Tonys: first in 1978 for the Edward Gorey-designed revival of Bram Stoker's Dracula and again in 2004 for Stephen Belber's Match. In 2002, Langella was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[19] Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Note

1963–1964 The Immoralist Michael Bouwerie Lane Theatre

1964 The Old Glory Don Benito Cereno Theater at St. Clement's Church

1965 Good Day The Young Men Cherry Lane Theatre Obie Award
Obie Award
for Distinguished Performance by an Actor

1965–1966 The White Devil Flamineo Circle in the Square Theatre Obie Award
Obie Award
for Distinguished Performance by an Actor

1966–1967 Yerma

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

1968–1969 A Cry of Players Will Vivian Beaumont Theatre

1975 Seascape Leslie Shubert Theatre Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1976 The Prince of Homburg Prince Friedrich Arthur of Homburg Westside Theatre

1977–1978 Dracula Count Dracula Martin Beck Theatre Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

1982 Amadeus Antonio Salieri Broadhurst Theatre

1983 Passion Jim Longacre Theatre

1984 Design for Living Otto Circle in the Square Theatre

1984 After the Fall Quentin Playhouse 91

1985 Hurlyburly Eddie Ethel Barrymore Theatre

1987 Sherlock's Last Case Sherlock Holmes Nederlander Theatre

1989 The Tempest Prospero Union Square Theatre

1994 Booth Junius York Theatre

1996 The Father (Strindberg) The Cavalry Captain Criterion Center Stage Right Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

1996–1997 Present Laughter Garry Essendine Walter Kerr Theatre Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

1997–1998 Cyrano De Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Also director Laura Pels Theatre

2000 A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge Madison Square Garden

2002 Fortune's Fool Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatcho Music Box Theatre Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

2004 Match Tobi Plymouth Theatre Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

2006–2007 Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon Donmar Warehouse Gielgud Theatre Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominated— Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actor

2008 A Man for All Seasons Sir Thomas More American Airlines Theatre

2011 Man and Boy Gregor Antonescu American Airlines Theatre Nominated– Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play

2013–2014 King Lear Lear Chichester Festival Theatre Harvey Theatre

2016 The Father (Zeller) André Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife George Prager National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Most Promising Newcomer – Male

The Twelve Chairs Ostap Bender National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

1971 The Deadly Trap Philippe

1972 The Wrath of God De La Plata

1979 Dracula Count Dracula Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor

1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes Harry Crystal

1981 Sphinx Akmed Khazzan

1986 The Men's Club Harold Canterbury

1987 Masters of the Universe Skeletor

1988 And God Created Woman James Tiernan

1991 True Identity Leland Carver

1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise Santangel

1993 Body of Evidence Jeffrey Roston

Dave White House Chief of Staff Bob Alexander

1994 Brainscan Detective Hayden

Junior Noah Banes

1995 Bad Company Vic Grimes

Cutthroat Island Dawg Brown

1996 Eddie Wild Bill Burgess

1997 Lolita Clare Quilty

1998 Small Soldiers Archer Voice

I'm Losing You Perry Needham Krohn

Alegría Guilietta's father/Fleur

1999 The Ninth Gate Boris Balkan

2001 Sweet November Edgar Price

2004 House of D Reverend Duncan

The Novice Father Tew

2005 Back in the Day Lt. Bill Hudson

How You Look to Me Professor Driskoll

Good Night, and Good Luck William S. Paley Nominated— Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2006 Superman Returns Perry White

2007 Starting Out in the Evening Leonard Schiller Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

2008 The Caller Jimmy Stevens

Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor Nominated— BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated— London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Nominated— Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Nominated— Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Tale of Despereaux The Mayor Voice

2009 The Box Arlington Steward Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Louis Zabel

All Good Things Sanford Marks

2011 Unknown Rodney Cole

2012 Robot & Frank Frank

The Time Being Warner Dax

2013 Parts per Billion Andy

2014 Muppets Most Wanted Beefeater Vicar Cameo

Noah Og Voice

Draft Day Anthony Molina

5 to 7 Sam

Grace of Monaco Father Francis Tucker

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Pasha Voice

2015 The Driftless Area Tim Geer

2016 Captain Fantastic Jack Bertrang

Youth in Oregon Raymond Engersol

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1965 The Trials of O'Brien Michael Romani Episode: "How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?"

1967 NBC Experiment in Television The Young Man Episode: "Good Day"

NET Playhouse

Episode: "Benito Cereno"

1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. Carey Robins Episode: "Friends in High Places"

Mannix Harry Tass Episode: "Silent Target"

Love Story Jimmy Lewin Episode: "When the Girls Came Out to Play"

1974 The Mark of Zorro Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro Television film

1976 Swiss Family Robinson Jean Lafitte 2 episodes

1981 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Television recording of live stage production

1988 CBS
CBS
Summer Playhouse Dr. Paradise Episode: "Dr. Paradise"

1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Minister Jaro Essa 3 episodes; uncredited

1994 Doomsday Gun Gerald Bull Television film

1995 Moses Merneptah Television film

1996 The Greatest Pharaohs Narrator Documentary

2000 Jason and the Argonauts King Aeëtes 2 episodes

Cry Baby Lane Mr. Bennett Television film

2001 The Beast Jackson Burns 6 episodes

2003 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Al Baker Episode: "Dominance"

2005 Now You See It... Max Television film

Unscripted Goddard Fulton 10 episodes

2005–2006 Kitchen Confidential Pino 6 episodes

2006 10.5: Apocalypse Dr. Earl Hill 2 episodes

2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Warren Burger Television film

2015–2017 The Americans Gabriel 31 episodes

2016 All the Way Richard Russell Jr. Television film

2018 American Dad! Commodore Francis Stoat Voice Episode: "Shell Game"

2018 Kidding Seb

Video game[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2017 Destiny 2 The Consul Voice

See also[edit]

List of oldest and youngest Academy Award
Academy Award
winners and nominees

References[edit]

^ Rudd, Andy (January 21, 2009). "Oscar nominations: Frank Langhella – Top 10 facts you need to know about the Academy Award-nominated Frost/Nixon actor". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2010-03-27.  ^ McGrath, Charles (January 4, 2009). "So Nixonian That His Nose Seems to Evolve". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-27.  ^ Roberts, Sheila (2007-11-22). " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Interview, Starting out in the Evening". MoviesOnline. Retrieved 2007-12-04.  ^ Peter Marks (1996-02-11). " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Stamps The Father as His Own". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-10.  ^ " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10.  ^ White, Timothy (1998). The entertainers. Billboard Books. p. 72. ISBN 0-8230-7606-7.  ^ Coutros, Evonne E. "Playing a Wicked Streak for All It's Worth", The Record. January 23, 1994. ^ Venutolo, Anthony. "From heroes to villains, Frank Langella
Frank Langella
finds the heart in them all", The Star-Ledger, November 29, 2008. Accessed June 14, 2011. "The family moved to South Orange, where Langella graduated from Columbia High School before heading off to Syracuse to study drama." ^ "The Immoralist - Lortel Archives". www.lortel.org.  ^ Marshall, Rick. " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
calls Skeletor
Skeletor
"one of my very favorite parts"". IFC (U.S. TV network). Retrieved 2015-06-07.  ^ " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Biography (1940?–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-27.  ^ Napoleon, Davi (1991). Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater. Iowa State University Press. ISBN 0-8138-1713-7.  ^ Cox, Gordon. Frank Langella
Frank Langella
to be 'Man' on B'way, Variety, 21 May 2008. ^ Video Interviews: The Box ^ " Frank Langella
Frank Langella
Scores Starring Role in 'Unknown White Male' - Bloody Disgusting!". 8 December 2009.  ^ "See Frank Langella
Frank Langella
in the American Premiere of The Father" by Hannah Vine, Playbill, 30 March 2016 ^ Langella, Frank (2012). Dropped Names. HarperCollins Publishers.  ^ Calhoun, Ada (April 22, 2012). "Cheerful Debauchery". New York Times Book Review. Retrieved April 27, 2012.  ^ "Playbill.com". Archived from the original on 2014-02-10. 

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Awards for Frank Langella

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / 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) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(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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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 League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Tony Award
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)

v t e

Tony Award
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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