Portrayed Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice," a play by William Shakespeare
, directed by Darko Tresnjak
, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, Off Broadway at the Duke on 42nd Street Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Performed in repertory with The Merchant of Venice.
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Frank Murray Abraham
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
You keep getting offered the same role you got the Oscar for. Every time you complain, they don't change the script; they just offer you more money. For the first 15 years of my career, I was only doing comedy - all comedy - and as soon as Salieri happened, I was offered all sinister villains.
In January 2010, he was the on-the-scene hero of a real-life crime scene at the Classic Stage Company in New York City, when he traded blows with a thief in the dressing room area during a public rehearsal.
Often plays refined, sinister villains