The Big Knife
Marcus Hoff, a vicious studio chief who uses threats and intimidation to block movie star Charlie Castle from leaving Hollywood.
Veteran actor Richard Kind has charmed audiences on TV in Spin City and Mad About You, on film in Argo, Toy Story 3 and A Serious Man, and on stage in The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Sly Fox.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
This is Kind's first Tony nomination.
Kind performed the role of formidable movie boss Hoff in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of The Big Knife in summer 1998—with Bobby Cannavale (his co-star in the 2013 revival) in the audience!
“This is the first time that I’ve ever been reviewed by The New York Times. This is an original, although I didn’t create the role, but in essence it was done in 1949, so why not say 63 years later? This was too good to turn down. It’s Broadway, and it’s Bobby Cannavale, and it’s the cast that I got to work with…how do you turn that down?” —Kind in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13