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Michael Cristofer

Michael Cristofer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and an Antoinette Perry "Tony" Award for the Broadway production of his play, The Shadow Box. Other plays include Breaking Up (Primary Stages), ICE, (Manhattan Theatre Club); Black Angel, (Circle Repertory Company); The Lady and the Clarinet starring Stockard Channing, and Amazing Grace starring ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013-2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Priest / Danny O'Connor
- Bucky Fuckn' Dent (2013) ... Priest
- Fite Nite (2013) ... Priest
- Bridget (2013) ... Priest
 2016 Year by the Sea
 2015 Chronic
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Paul Hora
 2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Isaac Pyke
- Bella (2014) ... Isaac Pyke
 2014 Emoticon ;)
Walter Nevins
 2012-2013 Smash (TV Series)
Jerry Rand
- The Tonys (2013) ... Jerry Rand
- The Phenomenon (2013) ... Jerry Rand
- Musical Chairs (2013) ... Jerry Rand
- The Fringe (2013) ... Jerry Rand
 2012 Suits (TV Series)
- The Choice (2012) ... Paul
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance
Bill Jarvis, from Another Organization
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Ron Comack
- The Surrender (1977) ... Ron Comack
 1974-1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
John Nicolay
- The Last Days (1976) ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
- Sad Figure, Laughing (1975) ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
 1976 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Frank Rice
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Michael Viggers Jr.
- Over the Water (1975) ... Michael Viggers Jr.
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Charlie Phillips
- Someone Who Cares (1975) ... Charlie Phillips
 1975 Knuckle (TV Movie)
 1975 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Frank Swoboda
 1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
Alessini (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Dave Webster
- The Illusion of Black Gold (1974) ... Dave Webster (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
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(May 6 to July 2, 1978) His play, "Black Angel," was performed in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Gordon Davidson was director. See more »

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Michael Ivan Cristofer

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[on his libretto for the opera 'Champion'] I saw in Emile [Griffith]'s life the story of a man who was fighting to reconcile who he was inside with who he was in the outside world. He was a young man who wanted to make hats and sing and play baseball and instead became a famous and successful prize fighter. He was confused about his sexual identity and that confusion led to violence. That ... See more »


He was awarded the 1975 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Playwriting for "The Shadow Box" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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