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  Anthony Crivello   


Anthony's Bio:

ANTHONY “TONY” CRIVELLO completed shooting on Madonna’s  Maverick Films “MATERIAL GIRLS” starring Hilary & Hailey Duff, Angelica Houston & directed by Martha Coolidge (2006 release). He also shot “TRADE” in Jan. 2006  for director Marco Kreuzpaintner, produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Kevin Kline (Lions Gate Films).

 Additional  feature credits include director Roland Emmerich’s “INDEPENDENCE DAY,” Steve Miner’s “TEXAS RANGERS,” Jim Abrahams’ comedy “Jane Austen’s MAFIA!” “SPELLBINDER,” “CROCODILE DUNDEE II      “Merchant/Ivory’s  “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, an 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) and the short “PETAL OF A ROSE.”

    On TELEVISION,  Crivello  co-starred in  director Ron Krauss’ “ALIEN HUNTER” opposite James Spader, John Lynch, Roy Dotrice & Leslie Stefanson for Sony Films and the Sci-Fi Channel. He also  co-starred in the Tele-films “DILLINGER AND CAPONE” (Mystfest 95, ITALY) with Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham in the title roles, director Ted Demme’s “THE BET” for HBO,  ABC/Disney’s “GEPPETTO” with Drew Carey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rene Auberjonis,  “THE GLASS CAGE” with Eric Roberts, “ALIEN AVENGERS” with George Wendt, “STAR PORTAL,” “MONSTER MASH/ FRANKENSTEIN SINGS!,” “RUNNING WOMAN,”  “919 FIFTH AVE.,” “HIDDEN AGENDA,” director John Gray’s “THE LOST CAPONE” and director Rob Iscove’s “MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE.”

   He 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 V ICE” and “LAW AND ORDER.”

 Mr. Crivello began his television career on the daytime series “ONE LIFE TO LIVE.” Anthony can also be seen on the PBS Special “LES MISERABLES IN CONCERT: Live from London’s Royal Albert Hall.”

    Mr. Crivello has co-written a comedic screenplay, based on a story he conceived entitled

A TON OF SALT”.  Additionally, he is working on two musicals/Opera for the stage: the drama “2B CAESAR

 and comedy  “ENG: FANTASY 101”  as well as the sitcom “THE CHICKEN BROTHERS” with partners Writer/ Producer Mike Larsen {“WHOOPIE”}  and director Bobby Sheehan {“REPOMEN: STEALING FOR A LIVING,” “SEED”.}

 Mr. Crivello has written copy for NEWSWEEK Magazine, wrote and directed segments for Mandalay Film and Television’s “EVERYDAY  HEROES” and over  twenty songs including “LOVE IS WORTH IT IF TOGETHER WE’VE CRIED” heard on the soundtrack to the film “MIDNIGHT BLUE.” He can also be heard singing Schubert’s  “AVE MARIA” on the soundtrack for “THE GLASS JAR..”

  A product of Milwaukee’s inner core, his artistic journey traveled by way of Chicago to New York City where he won a 1993 TONY AWARD for ‘ Best Supporting Actor in a Musical’ as the original ‘ Valentine’  in Kanter and Ebb’s “KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN” at the Broadhurst Theater (and Shaftesbury Theater in London)  directed by  Hal Prince.  During the show’s pre-Broadway run, Mr. Crivello also received the Canadian stage honor of a DORA  MAVOR MOORE Nomination.

 In 1997, he received a second DORA Nomination for the pre-Broadway production of “JANE EYRE” at the Royal Alexander Theater in Toronto. In 1996, Mr. Crivello won the JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARD for ‘Best Leading Actor in a Musical’ for the  production of “THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, directed by David Petrarca.

 In 1985, he won the CARBONELL AWARD  for Best Supporting Actor in the Broadway Musical “THE NEWS”. He also starred in Chicago and on Broadway in “EVITA” for Hal Prince, “LES MISERABLES” and in  “MEASURE FOR  MEASURE” at Lincoln Center.

 In 1999, Mr. Crivello starred opposite Audra McDonald in the World Premiere Broadway  production of

 “MARIE CHRISTINE,”  also at Lincoln Center, directed by Graciela Daniele. (Anthony was nominated  for a  ‘FRIENDS OF NEW YORK THEATER AWARD’  as ‘Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical’ for his portrayal of ‘Dante Keyes’  for that production.) 

In July 2000, Tony starred in the West Coast  premiere of Lisa Loomer’s new comedy “EXPECTING ISABEL” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. 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  Nom., a ROBBY AWARD Nom. and a LA DRAMA CRITICS Nom.

 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 Jan., 2004 for Broadway Reprise/LA directed by Arthur Allen Seidelman. Additionally in Aug., 2003 he starred as French painter Eugene Delacroix in “ROMANTIQUE” for Boston’s American Repertory Theater.

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

 Tony has also performed comedic improv at 2nd CITY  in Chicago as well as CHICAGO CITY LIMITS and THE NEW YORK IMPROV SQUAD from 1984-93’.

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 film star Steve Martin on his wonderful stage comedy “THE UNDERPANTS” at The Geffen Playhouse, directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (“Urinetown”).

In June, 2004, Mr. Crivello  workshopped Oscar Hujillio’s  “ THE  MAMBO KINGS”  in NYC, portraying the lead role of ‘CESAR’ (Armand Assante’s role in the film ) directed by Arne Glimcher (The films  “THE  MAMBO KINGS” and “GORILLAS IN THE MIDST”)

In November, 2004, Mr.Crivello workshopped a new musical based on the E.M.  Forster’s novel & film  “A ROOM WITH A VIEW” directed by Christopher Renshaw.

In Jan. 2005 Anthony work-shopped an exciting flamenco musical-Eduardo Machado & Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s  “DEEP SONG” set in Franco’s fascist  Spain, and presented at INTAR in NYC.

He starred as Det. Raul Suarez in The Rubicon Theater‘s production of Mark Stein’s new play “ MATING DANCE OF THE WEREWOLF”  in May, 2005.

 In  Aug., 2005, Mr. Crivello gained critical praise with the role o f Councilor Kamarovsky (Portrayed by Rod Steiger in the film) in The La Jolla Playhouse’s workshop production of  “ZHIVAGO” (directed by Des McAnuff, Music: Lucy Simon, Lyrics: Michael Korie & Amy Powers, Book: Michael Weller.).

 In March, 2006 he received critical praise for his comical  portrayal of ‘Don Carlos Homenides de Histangua’ in David Ives translation of the French farce  “A FLEA IN HER EAR” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Directed by Gary Griffin)…

AND FINALLY… in June 2006, Mr. Crivello will don the Mask as’ The Phantom’ in Hal Prince’s re-conception of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

(Additional Note: Mr. Crivello got his first Chicago Theater job as a member of the original company of “DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY RELFLECT UP?” directed by Mike Nussbaum.

Company members included Brad Hall, Louis DeCrescenzo, Chloe Webb, Karen Frankel-Jones, Marla Freedman, Deborah Tranelli, Bill Bush, Megan Mullally, Kathy Taylor, Fr. Gerald Walling, Barbara Robertson, Tony Flacco, John Walsh…and a host of talented actors who made that a special production indeed.)

   Mr. Crivello is an Honored Member of Marquette University’s ‘CENTURY OF SCHOLARSHIP.’

He was the 2003 recipient of Marquette University’s College of Speech & Communications distinguished “COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD.” He is listed in ‘WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA’, is an outstanding member of the Thomas More High School Alumni Hall of Fame, and owns stock with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

[He also has moonlighted as a ring announcer & commentator for ESPN2’s Kickboxing Championships.]



   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



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*Mr. Crivello is a member of THE ACTORS STUDIO, NYC/LA. &


Teachers: Tony Greco, Estelle Parsons, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Terry Schreiber                                                                                                                                          

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