The Info List - Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty (born April 5, 1941) is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and jazz musician. He received an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
and Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for his first acting role on American television as a Nazi SS officer in the 1978 mini-series Holocaust, and he played Executive Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons (1990–1994) on the television show Law & Order. Moriarty is also known for his roles in films such as Bang the Drum Slowly, Who'll Stop the Rain, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Pale Rider, Troll, Courage Under Fire, and Shiloh.


1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Musical career 4 Politics 5 Personal life 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Michael Moriarty was born in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
on April 5, 1941.[1] He is the son of Elinor (née Paul) and George Moriarty,[2] a surgeon. His grandfather George Moriarty
George Moriarty
was a third baseman, umpire, and manager in the major leagues for nearly 40 years. Moriarty attended middle school at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills before transferring to the University of Detroit
Jesuit High School for high school.[3] He then matriculated at Dartmouth College in the class of 1963, where he was a theatre college major. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, he left for London, England, where he enrolled in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, after receiving a Fulbright Scholarship. Acting career[edit] Before gaining fame in films, Moriarty worked for several years as an actor at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.[4] In 1973, Moriarty was cast as the egocentric Henry Wiggen in Bang the Drum Slowly, a film about the unlikely friendship between two baseball teammates – the second being Robert De Niro, a slow-thinking catcher who becomes terminally ill. In the same year, Moriarty starred in a TV movie adaptation of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie with Katharine Hepburn. Coincidentally, the film also featured Sam Waterston, who later replaced Moriarty as the Executive Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order. Moriarty's role in The Glass Menagerie (as "Jim," the Gentleman Caller; Waterston played the son "Tom") won him an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year.[5] In 1974, Moriarty starred as rookie detective Bo Lockley in the acclaimed gritty police drama Report to the Commissioner. Moriarty won a Tony Award
Tony Award
in 1974 for his performance in the play Find Your Way Home. His career on the screen was slow to develop, while his theatre career was flourishing. He starred as a German SS officer in the television miniseries Holocaust, which earned him another Emmy. Through the 1980s, Moriarty starred in such Larry Cohen movies as Q, The Stuff, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive, and A Return to Salem's Lot (much later, he appeared in Cohen's Masters of Horror episode "Pick Me Up"), as well as Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider
Pale Rider
and The Hanoi Hilton. In 1986, he starred in the fantasy science fiction movie Troll, playing the role of Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Sr. (unrelated to the 2001 Harry Potter
Harry Potter
series.) In 1989, Michael Moriarty starred in the HBO
production Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy, which dramatized the Soviet Union's shoot-down of Korean Air Lines flight 007
Korean Air Lines flight 007
in 1983. He portrayed U.S. Air Force Major Hank Daniels, who was largely ignored if not ridiculed for showing how the ill-fated airliner had strayed off course into airspace known by the Soviets to be used by U.S. Air Force electronic surveillance planes as they approached Soviet airspace. From 1990 to 1994, Moriarty starred as Ben Stone on Law & Order. He left the show in 1994, alleging that his departure was a result of his threatening a lawsuit against then-Attorney General Janet Reno, who had cited Law & Order as offensively violent. Moriarty criticized Reno's comment, and claimed that not only did she want to censor shows like Law & Order but also such fare as Murder, She Wrote. He later accused Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf of not taking his concerns seriously, and claimed that Wolf and other network executives were "caving in" to Reno's "demands" on the issue of TV violence. On September 20, 1994 on The Howard Stern Show, he made an offer to NBC, claiming that he would return to his role on the show if Dick Wolf
Dick Wolf
was fired. Moriarty published a full-page advertisement in a Hollywood trade magazine, calling upon fellow artists to stand up with him against attempts to censor TV show content. He subsequently wrote and published The Gift of Stern Angels, his account of this time in his life. The character of Ben Stone has yet to reappear on the franchise.[6] The February 7, 2018, episode of Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit opens with Sam Waterston's character of Jack McCoy
Jack McCoy
delivering a eulogy at Ben Stone's funeral.[7] Wolf and others working on Law & Order tell a different story, however. On November 18, 1993, Moriarty and Wolf, along with other television executives, met with Reno to dissuade her from supporting any law that would censor the show. Wolf said that Moriarty overreacted to any effect the law was likely to have on the show. Law & Order producers claim they were forced to remove Moriarty from the series because of "erratic behavior", an example of which reportedly happened during the filming of the episode "Breeder" when, according to the episode's director, Arthur Forney, Moriarty was unable to deliver his lines with a straight face. Series and network officials deny any connection between his departure and Janet Reno. Wolf also denies that the show has become less violent, graphic or controversial since 1994.[8] Moriarty acted in The Last Detail, Courage Under Fire, Along Came a Spider, Shiloh, Emily of New Moon and James Dean, for which he won his third Emmy. In 2007 he debuted his first feature-length film as screenwriter and performed the role of a man who thinks he is Adolf Hitler in Hitler Meets Christ. Musical career[edit] In addition to his acting career, Moriarty is a semi-professional jazz pianist and singer, as well as a classical composer. He has recorded three jazz albums (though the first, Reaching Out, went unreleased). He has performed live regularly in both New York and Vancouver
with a jazz trio and quintet. In a 1990 concert review, New York Times reviewer Stephen Holden called Moriarty "a jazz pianist of considerable skill, an oddball singer with more than one vocal personality, and a writer of eccentric, jivey jazz songs."[9] Politics[edit] Moriarty is politically active, describing himself as a "centrist", and sometimes as a "realist".[10] Moriarty announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2008 in an interview in the November 2005 issue of Northwest Jazz Profile, but he never formally declared his candidacy.[11] He later endorsed fellow former Law & Order actor Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson
for the presidency during the 2008 Republican primaries,[12] as well as Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina
during the 2016 primary election cycle.[13] He has been a frequent contributor of numerous political columns to the ESR (Enter Stage Right) online Journal of Conservatism. Personal life[edit] Shortly after leaving Law & Order, Moriarty moved to Canada, declaring himself a political exile. He lived for a time in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he was granted Canadian citizenship, and Toronto, Ontario before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. Moriarty lives in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, where he still acts, writes and plays music. On the blog Enter Stage Right Moriarty writes that he was a "very bad drunk", but that as of February 1, 2004, he had been sober for three years.[14] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1971 My Old Man's Place Trubee Pell

1972 Hickey & Boggs Ballard

1973 Bang the Drum Slowly Henry 'Author' Wiggen

1973 A Summer Without Boys Abe Battle Television movie

1973 The Last Detail Marine O.D.

1973 The Glass Menagerie Jim O'Connor Television movie Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1974 Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue Herbert G. Rucker

1975 Report to the Commissioner Bo Lockley

1977 The Deadliest Season Gerry Miller Television movie, featuring Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
in her first movie role.

1978 Who'll Stop the Rain John Converse

1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk Wilbur Wright Television movie

1979 Too Far to Go Richard Maple Television movie

1981 Reborn (es) Mark

1982 The Sound of Murder Charles Norberry

1982 Q Jimmy Quinn

1982 Blood Link Keith Mannings

1985 Odd Birds Brother T. S. Murphy

1985 Pale Rider Hull Barret

1985 The Stuff David 'Mo' Rutherford

1986 Troll Harry Potter, Sr.

1987 The Hanoi Hilton Williamson

1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Jarvis

1987 A Return to Salem's Lot Joe Weber

1988 Windmills of the Gods President Paul Ellison Television movie

1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer Hugh Kelly Television movie

1989 The Secret of the Ice Cave Manny Wise

1989 Dark Tower Dennis Randall

1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy U.S.A.F. Major Hank Daniels HBO

1990 Full Fathom Five McKenzie

1993 Born Too Soon Fox Butterfield Television movie

1995 Children of the Dust John Maxwell Television movie

1995 Broken Silence Mulligan Chicago International Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor

1996 Courage Under Fire General Hershberg

1996 Crime of the Century Governor Harold Hoffman Television movie

1996 Shiloh Ray Preston

1997 The Arrow President Dwight D. Eisenhower Television movie

1998 Earthquake in New York Captain Paul Stenning

1999 The Art of Murder Cole Sheridan

1999 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Ray Preston

2000 Woman Wanted Richard Goddard

2000 Children of My Heart Rodrique Eymard Television movie

2001 House of Luk Mr. Kidd

2001 James Dean Winton Dean Television movie Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

2001 Along Came a Spider Senator Hank Rose

2003 Cold Blooded Mark Solomon

2005 Fugitives Run Callohan

2005 Neverwas Dick

2006 12 Hours to Live Donald Saunders Television movie

2006 Deadly Skies General Dutton Television movie

2006 Santa Baby T. J. Hamilton ABC Family Television movie

2007 Hitler Meets Christ Hitler

2012 The Yellow Wallpaper Mr. Isaac Hendricks

2018 The Sons of Summer Spectator Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes

1978 Holocaust Eric Dorf 4 episodes Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1986 Cagney & Lacey Patrick Lowell Episode: "Act of Conscience"

1986 Hotel Brad Carlton Episode: "Heroes"

1987 The Equalizer Dr. Peter Kapik Episode: "Encounter in a Closed Room"

1988 The Twilight Zone Warren Cribbons Episode: "20/20 Vision"

1989 The Equalizer Wayne 'Seti' Virgil Episode: "Starfire" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

1990–1994 Law & Order Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone 88 episodes Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1991–94)

1995 Children of the Dust John Maxwell 2 episodes Miniseries

1997–1999 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Michael Kelly 10 episodes

1997 Dead Man's Gun John Pike Episode: "Death Warrant"

1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Major Robert 'Johnathan' Boyle Episode: "Father to Son"

1998 Touched by an Angel Dr. Charles Crayton Episode: "Seek and Ye Shall Find"

1998 Emily of New Moon Douglas Starr 3 episodes

1999 Strange World Unknown Episode: "Pilot"

2000 The Adventures of Jules Verne Dr. Draco Episode: "The Eyes of Lazzaro"

2000 The Outer Limits Solicitor-General Wallace Gannon Episode: "Final Appeal"

2001 Mentors William Randolph Hearst Episode: "Citizen Cates"

2002 Stephen King's Dead Zone Reverend Eugene 'Gene' Purdy Episode: "Unaired Pilot"

2002 Taken Colonel Thomas Campbell Episode: "Beyond the Sky"

2002 Just Cause Dr. Hamilton Whitney Episode: "Death's Detail"

2004 The 4400 Orson Bailey Episode: "Pilot"

2006 Masters of Horror Jim Wheeler Episode: "Pick Me Up"


^ " Michael Moriarty - I am Jack Ryan". Mmuuuhp.com. 2009-07-04. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-12.  ^ " Michael Moriarty Biography (1941-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09.  ^ Moriarty, Michael (May 15, 2006) With Churchillian defiance", www.enterstageright.com. ^ Colon, Alicia (November 24, 2009). "A Conversation With Former Law & Order Star Michael Moriarty". Irish Examiner USA. Retrieved October 26, 2016.  ^ Internet Movie Database awards page for Moriarty ^ Moriarty, Michael (1997). The Gift of Stern Angels. Exile Editions. ISBN 1-55096-183-7.  ^ [1] ^ Courrier, Kevin; Susan Green (November 20, 1999). Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion. Renaissance Books. pp. 136, 140. ISBN 1-58063-108-8.  ^ "Review/Cabaret; Singer, Actor And Pianist Rolled Into One". The New York Times. February 15, 1990. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  ^ "The Realists". American-partisan.com. 2001-08-27. Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2011-03-09.  ^ "Moriarty: 'I'm running for president in 2008'".  ^ Actor Michael Moriarty Endorses Fellow Law & Order Star for President by Jim Kouri, CPP Archived 2011-05-27 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "The Thousand Year Peace: Chapter Seven:"Off The Rose"". Enter Stage Right. 2015-12-07. Archived from the original on 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2015-12-07.  ^ Moriarty, Michael (May 29, 2006)"RU486 or against it?", www.enterstageright.com

External links[edit]

Michael Moriarty on IMDb Michael Moriarty at the Internet Broadway Database Michael Moriarty at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Michael Moriarty at AllMovie Michael Moriarty at the TCM Movie Database Yahoo Movies: Michael Moriarty Michael Moriarty UUU fan site (via archive.org): includes semi-regular blog posts by Moriarty Michael Moriarty(Aveleyman)

Awards for Michael Moriarty

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1961) Albert Paulsen (1964) James Daly (1966) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1967) Milburn Stone
Milburn Stone
(1968) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) David Burns (1971) Jack Warden
Jack Warden
(1972) Scott Jacoby (1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) Will Geer
Will Geer
(1975) Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
(1976) Gary Frank (1977) Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn
(1978) Stuart Margolin (1979) Stuart Margolin (1980) Michael Conrad (1981) Michael Conrad (1982) James Coco
James Coco
(1983) Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
(1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) John Karlen (1986) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1987) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1988) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1989) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1990) Timothy Busfield (1991) Richard Dysart
Richard Dysart
(1992) Chad Lowe (1993) Fyvush Finkel
Fyvush Finkel
(1994) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1995) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1996) Héctor Elizondo
Héctor Elizondo
(1997) Gordon Clapp (1998) Michael Badalucco (1999) Richard Schiff
Richard Schiff
(2000) Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford
(2001) John Spencer (2002) Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
(2003) Michael Imperioli
Michael Imperioli
(2004) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2005) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(2006) Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
(2007) Željko Ivanek (2008) Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson
(2009) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2012) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2013) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2014) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2015) Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn
(2016) John Lithgow
John Lithgow

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1975) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1976) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1977) Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva
(1978) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1979) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1980) David Warner (1981) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1984) Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1985) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1986) Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
(1987) John Shea
John Shea
(1988) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1989) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Michael A. Goorjian (1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1996) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1997) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1998) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1999) Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
(2000) Brian Cox (2001) Michael Moriarty (2002) Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
(2003) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(2009) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2010) Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
(2011) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(2012) James Cromwell
James Cromwell
(2013) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2014) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2015) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown

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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

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