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Lewis J. Stadlen

The son of voiceover actor Allen Swift, Lewis J. Stadlen began his own career by studying with Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler. At 19, Stadlen was cast as Mendel in the touring company of Fiddler on the Roof. He made his 1969 Broadway debut as Julius Marx (Groucho Marx) in the musical comedy Minnie's Boys. Notably, Stadlen appeared in 1974 in the... See full bio »
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 2014 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
- The Nance (2014) ... Efram
 2012 Smash (TV Series)
Ralph Masius
- The Workshop (2012) ... Ralph Masius
- Chemistry (2012) ... Ralph Masius
- Enter Mr. DiMaggio (2012) ... Ralph Masius (as Lewis Stadlen)
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Dr. Maurice Samuels
- Drive It Through Hardcore (2010) ... Dr. Maurice Samuels
 2000-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dr. Freid / Dr. Ira Fried / Dr. Ira Freid
- Stage 5 (2007) ... Dr. Ira Fried
- Army of One (2001) ... Dr. Freid (as Lewis Stadlen)
- Amour Fou (2001) ... Dr. Freid
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Lewis J. Stadlen / Max Bialystock
- Mel's Offer (2004) ... Lewis J. Stadlen / Max Bialystock
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
 1997 In & Out
Ed Kenrow
 1995 Aaron's Magic Village
Lekish / Zeinvel / The Peddler (voice)
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
 1994 I.Q.
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Eli Schwab
- The Serpent's Tooth (1991) ... Eli Schwab (as Lewis Stadlen)
 1990 Funny About Love
 1986-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Danny / Mr. Cooper
- The Caper (1989) ... Danny
- A Community of Civilized Men (1986) ... Mr. Cooper
 1988 Monsters (TV Series)
Jay Blake
- New York Honey (1988) ... Jay Blake
 1987 Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
Norman Wagstaff (uncredited)
 1984 Windy City
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
 1982 The Verdict
Dr. Gruber (as Lewis Stadlen)
 1977 Between the Lines
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
Sam Liebowitz
 1973 Serpico
 1972 Parades
 1972 Savages
Julian Branch, a Song Writer (as Lewis Stadlen)
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Mandel (as Lewis Stadlen)
 1970 George M! (TV Movie)
The Stage Manager
 1966 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966) ... Newsboy (as Lewis Stadlen)
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He played Dr. Pangloss and Voltaire in the Harold Prince 1973 Broadway revival of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". This was the production that finally made the show a long-running hit (it ran for two years). It featured a new libretto by Hugh Wheeler, more faithful to Voltaire's original story and style than Lillian Hellman's ... See more »

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It takes a serious man to be a good comic.


Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1974 as Best Actor (Musical) for "Candide," and 22 years later, in 1996, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." See more »

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