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Stephen Spinella won two Tony and Drama Desk Awards for the original Broadway productions of Tony Kushner’s epic Angels in America plays, directed by George C. Wolfe; he was honored for playing the role of Prior Walter in both the first part (Millennium Approaches) and the second (Perestroika), which marked his Broadway debut(s).
Mr. Spinella has since starred on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening; revivals of A View from the Bridge, Electra, and Our Town; and James Joyce’s The Dead, for which he was again a Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee, as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award one.
His feature credits include Roger Spottiswoode’s Emmy Award-winning telefilm And the Band Played On; Brett Leonard’s Virtuosity; Joe Mantello’s Love! Valour! Compassion!, adapted by Terrence McNally from his own play; John Kent Harrison’s top-rated telefilm What the Deaf Man Heard; Antonia Bird’s Ravenous; Tim Robbins’ Cradle Will Rock; Blair Hayes’ cult movie Bubble Boy, with Jake Gyllenhaal; Michael Lembeck’s Connie and Carla; and Richard Schenkman’s And Then Came Love.
Mr. Spinella has guest-starred on such popular television series as Frasier, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, and Alias. He was a series regular on The Education of Max Bickford, and was seen in a guest arc on the Emmy Award-winning fifth season of 24.
A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mr. Spinella also attended the University of Arizona.