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Date of Birth 2 August 1955Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Nickname Tony
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Anthony Crivello's diversified background was shaped by many things. During the 60s riots, he saw 'Molotov cocktails' burn in front of his childhood home, and had a sniper's bullet come through his bedroom window. All this while Puccini played on the stereo in the 2nd story flat his family resided in.

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 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 Dora Mavor Moore Nomination. In 1997, he received a second Dora Nomination for the pre-Broadway production of "Jane Eyre" at the Royal Alexandra Theater in Toronto. In 1996, Mr. Crivello won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for the pre-Broadway production of "The House of Martin Guerre" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. In 1985, he won the Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Broadway Musical, "The News". He also starred 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 production of "Marie Christine", also at Lincoln Center, directed by Graciela Daniele.

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 addition, he has acted in over 50 plays across the country in major regional theaters as well as in London and Canada.

On film, Crivello wrapped on director Ron Krauss' "The Alien Hunter" co-starring opposite James Spader, John Lynch, Roy Dotrice & Leslie Stefanson for Sony Films in 2003. His other feature credits include director Steve Miner's Texas Rangers (2001) for Dimension Films, Jim Abrahams' comedy _Jane Austin's Mafia! (1998)_ , Roland Emmerich's Independence Day (1996) _Spellbinder (1998)_ , the Dickens-inspired _Twisted (1997)_ (Berlin, LA, NYC Film Festivals, 1997) with the late William Hickey. Mr. Crivello also starred in Gil Wadsworth's dark comedy The Glass Jar (1999) (Official Selection: 1999-2000 N.Y. Intl. Independent, DGA Finders Series, Blue Sky (Spokane), Santa Monica, Boston, Savannah, Rhode Island, Nevada and Florida Film Festivals). He also appears in Will Wallace's independent experimental comedy Spanish Fly (2002).

On television, Anthony co-starred in the Tele-films Dillinger and Capone (1995) (Mystfest 95, Italy) with Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham in the title roles, ABC/Disney's Geppetto (2000) with Drew Carey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rene Auberjonis, "The Glass Cage" with Eric Roberts, "Frankenstein Sings", 919 Fifth Avenue (2000), director John Gray's The Lost Capone (1990) and director Rob Iscove's Murder in Black and White (1990). He has guest-starred on NBC's "In-Laws" (aired Oct, 2002) 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". He is slated to shoot NBC's "Crossing Jordan" portraying the notorious historical character Albert DeSalvo (AKA: 'The Boston Strangler') in January 2003.

Crivello began his television career on the daytime series One Life to Live (1968). Anthony can also be seen on the PBS Special "Les Miserable in Concert: Live from London's Royal Albert Hall". He has also moonlighted as a ring announcer & commentator for ESPN2's Kickboxing Championships.

Crivello has co-written a comedic screenplay, based on a story he conceived entitled "A Ton Of Salt" and is now working on the piece with film director Joel Zwick Additionally, he is working on a musical-opera for the stage entitled "2B Caesar". He has written copy for Newsweek Magazine, wrote and directed segments for Mandalay Film and Television's "Everyday Heroes" and 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 (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Anthony Crivello's diversified background was shaped by many things.

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).

On Television, Crivello 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. Recently he completed work on director Steven Soderbergh's HBO tele-film Behind the Candelabra (staring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon) slated for a 2013 release (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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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" which is currently playing 'Regional' engagements.

He is writing a one-man play "The King Of Sicily." He also 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 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Dori Rosenthal (14 May 2005 - present)

Trivia (5)

Won Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for his protrayal of Valentin in "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical."
He was awarded the 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "The House of Martin Guerre" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "A Flea in Her Ear" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
Appearing on the Dominos Dots Commercial as the Mel Gibson type leader in face paint [February 2003]
Cast as The Phantom of The Opera in Hal Prince's new 30 million dollar production of 'Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular' in Las Vegas, Nevada. [June 2006]

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