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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Liev Schreiber — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Show:
A View from the Bridge

Role:
Eddie Carbone, a 1950s Brooklyn dockworker whose unexpressed love for his teenage niece leads to tragedy.

Bio Brief:
No film and TV star has remained more loyal to the stage than Schreiber. Before taking on a series of starring roles on Broadway in Mamet, Bogosian and Miller, the actor starred in four Shakespeare in the Park productions (Macbeth, Henry V, Cymbeline and The Tempest) as well as playing Hamlet and Iago at the Public Theater.

Other Honors for This Role
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Tony History:
2005: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Glengarry Glen Ross
2007: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, Talk Radio

Fun Fact:
It’s all-in-the-Broadway-family for the Schreiber clan: Liev’s half brother, Pablo, is also a Tony-nominated stage actor (Awake and Sing!).

Quotable Quote:
“Scarlett [Johansson] came over to my house before we decided to do [the play] and we read it together, and I went, ‘Wow, I really underestimated this writer.’ Of course I accepted he’s Arthur Miller, but [I felt it was] not my kind of theater; I didn’t know how to do it. When I started to read the play a little more carefully, it’s just so layered and so intricately written and so beautifully structured.” —Schreiber in an interview with Broadway.com, 12/09

 

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