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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Frank Langella — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Frank Langella

Show:
Man and Boy

Role:
Gregor Antonescu, a corrupt 1930s financier whose musician son rebels against his father's greedy ways by becoming a socialist.

Bio Brief:
Stage and screen favorite Frank Langella starred on Broadway in Frost/Nixon and Dracula as well as their subsequent film adaptations. Additional Broadway credits include Fortune’s Fool, Seascape, Match, A Man For All Seasons, Present Laughter, The Father, Hurlyburly, Design for Living and Amadeus. His many film credits include All Good Things and Good Night and Good Luck.

Tony History:
1975: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Seascape
1978: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, Dracula
2002: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Fortune’s Fool
2004: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, Match
2007: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Frost/Nixon

Fun Fact:
In 2012, Langella released the memoir Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, featuring stories about dating Elizabeth Taylor and watching John F. Kennedy dance on a coffee table.

Quotable Quote:
“[Man and Boy] is a fascinating psychological study, that’s what I would call it. It’s a universal father-son story. Why do some fathers find it so difficult to show love to their sons, and why are so many sons unable to surpass their fathers?” —Langella in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/13/11

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