Anthony Crivello won a 1993 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical as the original Valentin in Hal Prince’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman at the Broadhurst Theater.  During the show’s pre-Broadway run, Mr. Crivello also received the Canadian stage honor of a 1992 Dora Mavor Moore Nomination.  He received a second Dora Mavor Moore Nomination in 1997 for the pre-Broadway production of Jane Eyre at the Royal Alexander Theater in Toronto. Mr. Crivello won the 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award as the Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for the pre-Broadway production of The House of Martin Guerre at the Tony Award winning Goodman Theater in Chicago directed by David Petrarca.  Mr. Crivello received his second Joseph Jefferson Nomination in 2005 for his “comic perfection” on stage in the David Ives interpretation of the farce A Flea in Her Ear at the Tony Award winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed by Gary Griffin. He won the 1985 Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Broadway Musical The News.

 

On Stage, Mr. Crivello returned to Broadway in 2012-13 as “Eddie Fuseli” in The Lincoln Center’s critically acclaimed 75th Anniversary Production of Clifford Odets Golden Boy directed by Bartlett Sher … at the same venue “The Group Theatre” presented on Broadway in 1937-38- The Belasco Theater in New York City. {The show has received 8 2013 Tony nominations.} In 2014, he starred Off-Broadway in Heathers: The Musical, written and  composed by Kevin Murphy and Lawrence O’Keefe and directed by Andy Fickman.

 

From 2006-12 he stared stared as “The Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s $35 Million dollar production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Hotel/Casino, directed by Hal Prince, for which he has garnered outstanding reviews and praise. Running for close 6 ½ years, Mr. Crivello portrayed “The Phantom” from opening night until closing ‘curtain’ in Las Vegas, for a total of more than 2,300 performances.

 

Mr. Crivello also starred on Broadway in Evita for Hal Prince,  the original Broadway production of Les Miserables (directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird) and in Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center directed by Mark Lamos.  Mr. Crivello returned to Lincoln Center, where he received a 1999 Friends of New York Theater Award Nomination for his portrayal of “Dante Keyes,” starring opposite Audra McDonald in the World Premiere production of  Michael John Lachiusa’s Marie Christine directed by Graciela Daniele.

 

Mr. Crivello has acted in over 50 plays across the country in major regional theaters as well as in London and Canada.

 

In July 2000, Mr. Crivello starred in the West Coast premiere of Lisa Loomer’s new comedy Expecting Isabel at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (opposite Julie White.)  The following year he starred in David Lee’s Production of Do I Hear a Waltz? at the Pasadena Playhouse, for which he received a 2001 LA Ovation Award Nomination, a Garland Award Nomination, a Robby Award Nomination and a 2001 LA Drama Critics Nomination.  In 2003 he performed the role of “Guiseppi Zangara” in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins for the Broadway Reprise/LA Series and starred as “The Caliph” in Kismet (opposite Len Cariou) in January 2004 for Broadway Reprise/LA directed by Arthur Allen Seidelman.  Additionally in 2003 he starred as French painter Eugene Delacroix in Romantique for Boston’s American Repertory Theater (opposite Hershey Felder) directed by Andrew Robinson and Joel Zwick.

 

In the early summer of 2004 he received critical praise for his comedic portrayal of “Franklin Angelo ‘The Cat’ Luigi Versati, the Second…(Sorry, the Third!)” working with the talented Steve Martin on his wonderful stage comedy The Underpants at The Geffen Playhouse, directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown).

 

Mr. Crivello has done numerous workshop productions. In 2004 he starred in the workshop productions of The Mambo Kings (directed by Arne Glimcher and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo) as ‘Cesar’ (the role played by Armand Assante in the film) and A Room with a View directed by Christopher Renshaw.  He starred in Eduardo Machado’s Deep Song directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett in January 2005. Also in 2005 he starred as Counselor Viktor Komarovsky in Des McAnuff’s staging of Michael Weller, Lucy Simon, Michael Korie and Amy Powers Doctor Zhivago at the La Jolla Playhouse. He completed a workshop of the new musical Distant Thunder in 2013 directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

 

Mr. Crivello’s singing is featured on the following Albums: Marie Christine (Original Broadway Cast), Jane Eyre (Original Cast/Canada), Kander & Ebb’s Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (Original Broadway Cast), Les Miserables (Original Broadway Cast), Andreas Vollenweider’s Dancing With The Lion (Guest Artist), Caberet Noel: A Broadway Cares Christmas, Sondheim/Rodgers/Laurents’ Do I Hear A Waltz?, Les Miserables in Concert: Live from London’s Royal Albert Hall, Living Water: Wasser Fur die Welt (Germany), The soundtrack for Midnight Blue (Showtime), Stephen Schwartz’s Geppetto for Disney, and on the soundtrack for The Glass Jar.

 

On Film, Mr. Crivello’s feature credits include director Roland Emmerich’s Trade (starring Kevin Kline) and Independence Day (starring Will Smith), Material Girls (starring Hilary and Hailey Duff, and Angelica Houston), Steve Miner’s Texas Rangers (starring Usher and Ashton Kutcher), Jim Abrahams’ comedy Jane Austin’s Mafia!, Spellbinder, Crocodile Dundee II, Slaves of New York, Shakedown,  Fire for director Aleta Chappelle, Lock-Up, Metronome, and Twisted.

 

Mr. Crivello also starred in Gil Wadsworth’s dark comedy The Glass Jar (Official Selection: 1999-2000/ N.Y. Intl. Independent, DGA Finders Series, and 11 other Film Festivals) as well as director Will Wallace’s independent comedy Spanish Fly (Santa Monica and Winner: ‘Best Comedy Feature’ 2003 Dallas’ Deep Ellum Film Festival).

 

In 2014, he shot the short films The Mark, directed by Cannes Film Festival ‘Young Director Award Winner’ Taryn Kosniver, and Henry Toy for director Anthony Engelken.

 

On Television, Crivello was featured in HBO/ Stephen Soderberg’s Behind the Candelabra, whispering into Matt Damon’s ear. He co-starred in director Ron Krauss’ Alien Hunter (opposite James Spader, John Lynch, Roy Dotrice, Carl Lewis and Leslie Stefanson) for Sony Films and the Sci-Fi Channel. He co-starred in the Tele-films Dillinger and Capone (Mystfest 95, ITALY; with Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham in the title roles), ABC/Disney’s Geppetto (with Drew Carey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rene Auberjonis- directed by Tom Moore and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell), The Glass Cage (with Eric Roberts), Frankenstein Sings, Running Woman, 919 Fifth Ave, director John Gray’s The Lost Capone, director Rob Iscove’s Murder in Black and White and director Ted Demme’s The Bet. In 2013 he completed work on director Steven Soderbergh’s HBO tele-film Behind the Candelabra (staring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, screenplay by Richard LaGravenese).

 

Mr. Crivello has guest-starred on CBS’s CSI: NY, NBC’s Frasier (opposite Kelsey Grammer & company), In-Laws (opposite Dennis Farina, Jean Smart & Elon Gold), the acclaimed comedy Seinfeld,  Normal, Ohio (with John Goodman),  Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Miami Vice and Law and Order. Mr. Crivello began his television career on the daytime series One Life to Live.

 

Mr. Crivello delivered a memorable “Grantaire” on the PBS Special Les Miserables: 10th Anniversary in Concert: Live from London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2012, he was seen nationally singing The National Anthem on CNN’s broadcast of The Republican Presidential debates hosted/moderated by Anderson Cooper.

 

Mr. Crivello studied comedic improv at 2nd City in Chicago and has performed comedic improv Off -Broadway with Chicago City Limits and The New York Improv Squad from 1984-93.

 

Anthony Crivello’s work is on display at the Lincoln Center/ Mark Taper Forum/ Chicago Shakespeare Theater Video Archives including: “Golden Boy,” “Expecting Isabel,” “Marie Christine,” “Evita,”  “Kiss of the Spiderwoman,”  “Les Miserables” and “A Flea In Her Ear.” His work can also be viewed via YOUTUBE.

 

Mr. Crivello is an experienced Writer for film, TV, music, and theater.  He has co-written a comedic screenplay, based on a story he conceived entitled A Ton of Salt.  Mr. Crivello wrote the book and lyrics for ALLEGORIA‘-An Irreverent Fairy Tale Musical.’  Additionally, he is working on a musical-opera for the stage entitled 2B Caesar as well as the sitcom The Chicken Brothers.  Crivello directed the workshop production of John Kassir’s one-man play “Confessions of A TV Junkie.” He also co-authored and directed the one-man stage play “Hear What’s In The Heart” (www.SteveScionti.com & www.FireStarterEntertainment.com) which is currently playing ‘Regional’ engagements.

 

He is currently writing a one-man play “The King Of Sicily.”

 

He also is currently is writing book about his career and “Phantom” run with co-writer Dave Smitherman.

 

Mr. Crivello is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and the Writer Guild of America.

 

Mr. Crivello is also a member of the Actor’s Studio (NYC/LA).  His past teachers include: Tony Greco, Estelle Parsons, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Michael Howard, Terry Schreiber and Mary Strong.  His vocal coach for 30 years is Anne Perillo / De Paul University (ret.).

 

Mr. Crivello is an Honored Member of Marquette University’s Century of Scholarship.  He was the recipient of Marquette University’s College of Speech & Communications distinguished 2003 Communicator of the Year Award.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, is an outstanding member of the Saint Thomas More High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

In 2008, Mr. Crivello was the host of his own radio show on FOX SPORTS/ 920 AM Las Vegas called “Tony Crivello and The Sicilians” heard M-F, 12-2 PM Pacific, or internationally via www.LVRocks.com. Mr. Crivello has also moonlighted as a ring announcer & commentator for ESPN2’s Kickboxing Championships, and owns stock with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage appearances

1979-80 Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Forum Theatre, Chicago

1981-83 (Broadway debut) Che, Evita (musical), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1981–83

1983 - The Juniper Tree St. Clement's Theatre

1985 - Killer, The News (musical), Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City,

1985 - Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down; Minetta Lane Theatre; NYC

1987-89 - Les Miserables – ''Broadway Theatre (53rd Street); Original cast and Javert

1989 - Father Thomas/Barnardine, Measure for Measure, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City

1992-1995 - Valentin, Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical), Canadian production, London West End, Broadhurst Theatre, NYC

1995—Father Ladislao Gutierrez, Camila, Theatre at St. Paul's, New York City

1995 -- Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert: Live from Royal Albert Hall, London;

1995 -- Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

1996 - The House of Martin Guerre, Goodman Theater, Chicago 1996

1996-98 - Rochester, Jane Eyre (musical), Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, beginning 1996, then New York City

1999-2000—Marie Christine, ''Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City

2000 -- Expecting Isabel, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles < https://variety.com/2000/legit/reviews/expecting-isabel-1200463912/[5]>

2001 -- Do I Hear a Waltz?, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA

2003—Romantique, American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA,

2003 - Assassins (concert performance), Freud Playhouse, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

2004 - Kismet (musical), Freud Playhouse, UCLA; LA

2004 - The Underpants, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles

2005 - Zhivago (musical), Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse

2006 - A Flea in Her Ear, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2006-2012 -- The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical) Las Vegas Spectacular, ''The Venetian Las Vegas, Role of Phantom

2012-13 -- Golden Boy (play) - Lincoln Center, New York City

2014— ''Heathers: The Musical; Off Broadway 2014

2015-16— Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara, Royal George Theatre, Chicago and Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles ; ''[1]

2016 -- Evita (musical) Studio Tenn, Memphis Juan Perón, 2016

2017 - McGuire, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, Al McGuire

 

Discography

Phantom: Las Vegas

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Marie Christine (Original Broadway Cast)

Jane Eyre (Toronto Cast)

Les Misérables (Original Broadway Cast)

Les Miserables - The Dream Cast in Concert

Do I Hear a Waltz? (Pasadena Playhouse)

Heathers: The Musical (Original Off-Broadway Cast)

Cabaret Noel: A Broadway Cares Christmas

Living Water: Wasser Fur Die Welt (Germany)

Andreas Vollenweider’s Dancing With The Lion (Guest Artist)

 

Filmography

1988: -- Crocodile Dundee II

1988: -- Shakedown

1988: -- Spellbinder

1989: -- Slaves of New York

1990: -- The Lost Capone

1992: -- The Bet

1995: -- Dillinger and Capone

1995: -- Monster Mash: The Movie

1996: -- Alien Avengers

1996: -- Independence Day

1997: -- Twisted

1998: -- Jane Austen's Mafia!

2001: -- Texas Rangers

2003: -- Alien Hunter

2006: -- Material Girls

2006: -- Trade

2013 -- Behind the Candelabra

2014 -- Henry Toy

2016—Emma's Chance

2016 -- The Mark

 

Television

1988 - Miguel Carrera, "Hostile Takeover," Miami Vice,

1990 - Celine, "Prisoner of Love," Law & Order, NBC, 1990

1990 - Johnny Dee, ''One Life to Live, ABC

1995 - 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's "919 Fifth Avenue")

1996 - Adin, "Warlord," ''Star Trek: Voyager, UPN,

1996 - Grantaire, Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert - Live from London's Royal Albert Hall, Great Performances PBS

1997 "Everything to Fear," Team Knight Rider

1998 - John, "No Compromises," ''Babylon 5

1998 - Maxwell, "The Maid," ''Seinfeld, NBC

2000 - Reverend Burns, "Just Another Normal Christmas," ''Normal, Ohio, Fox Broadcasting Company

2002 - Band leader, "Love Is the Key," In-Laws, NBC

2003 - "Strangled," Crossing Jordan, NBC

2003 - Maitre d', "The Placeholder," Frasier, NBC

2005 - Ringmaster, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," CSI: NY, CBS

2015 - Great Performances Valentine in Kiss of the Spiderwoman PBS - Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do (2015)

2017 - Feud, Bette and Joan; FX (TV channel) - David Lean